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Your donations can provide much needed services and programming for youth to keep them safe in the often dangerous after-school hours in their community. Help us provide a safe place where they can learn, explore, and participate in fun new experiences.

Upcoming Events

Apr
27
Thu
6:30 pm A Supreme Evening with Urban Com... @ Los Angeles River Center and Gardens
A Supreme Evening with Urban Com... @ Los Angeles River Center and Gardens
Apr 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
A Supreme Evening with Urban Compass @ Los Angeles River Center and Gardens | Los Angeles | California | United States
Come on and see about us! Become an Event Sponsor today! Purchase your tickets! This year’s A Supreme Evening gala event will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the Los Angeles River Center[...]

Programs

Since its inception, Urban Compass manages a personalized program for 50 students from the primary feeder school for Nickerson Gardens housing development families (one of the largest public housing developments in the nation). Throughout the school year, program staff and volunteers escort our 50 students to the adjacent Verbum Dei High School campus, a safe and attractive academic setting where college and high school student mentors serve as successful role models from the community. Focusing on mentorship from local high school and college students, core academic support, and engaging enrichment activities, our after-school and summer programs for elementary students keep them out of gangs and on a path to college and a fulfilling, constructive life.

Program components include:

  • Nutrition & Free Snack Program
  • Academic Tutoring & Homework Help
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Music
  • Sports, Fitness, and Recreation
  • High School & College Mentoring/Volunteer Program
  • Social Development
  • Summer Camp
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM) Activities
  • Field Trips & Special Events
  • Student Recognition
  • Family Engagement & Support
  • Middle School Transition