Help Us Help Others

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.

Ways to Help

There are many way to support Urban Compass and our mission to guide youth toward a hopeful future! As a small nonprofit serving families with the most need, we are always appreciative of the generosity of our supporters. Donations can be made online here or check out additional ways to help us keep our programs going.

Urban Compass is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deductible. Tax ID# 20-2438382.

Volunteer!

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Our students benefit from caring individuals assisting them daily with homework, academic support, arts and crafts, and just being a teammate on the playground! They love meeting new people and are appreciative of the time spent together. Contact us to be a volunteer Monday through Friday afternoons, or hear about upcoming special events where your help is needed. High school clubs/groups, undergraduate and graduate students, office teams, and individuals are all welcome. Please contact our Program Manager, Victor Cisneros, at vcisneros@urbancompass.org or (323) 828-1096 to get started.

In-Kind Donations

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All in-kind donations may be dropped off at our main office located on the campus of Verbum Dei High School, 11100 S. Central Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90059. Drop off hours are Monday-Friday, 10:00am-6:00pm.

Urban Compass gladly accepts in-kind donations and supplies to reduce program supply costs. Gift cards and donations from the following stores are welcome and appreciated: Lakeshore Learning Center, Office Depot, Target, Staples, and Costco.

Donations of new clothing, coats, shoes, backpacks, books, school supplies for our families are also welcome throughout the year.

Holiday Support

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Each year Urban Compass works with the Urban Compass Guild to support our families during the often difficult holiday season. Our annual holiday celebration for students and families provides food, fun, and gifts for the entire household! Join our holiday giving program by “adopting” a family and making their Christmas wishes come true, or donate to our holiday meal basket program. Contact our Urban Compass Guild at ucgsecretary@gmail.com to learn more about our holiday giving programs.

Sponsorships

Through financial gifts, event sponsorships, and employee involvement, Urban Compass Corporate Partners directly impact our annual operating goals. Our Corporate Partners and donors have supported us through a variety of means: gift in-kind donations, event or programmatic support, cause related marketing and our holiday giving program. Urban Compass welcomes corporate and individual sponsors for a variety of annual events and special engagement opportunities throughout the year.

To learn more about corporate involvement and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Executive Director, Xochiltl Bravo, at xrbravo@urbancompass.org or call (323) 383-7588.

Gifts of Stock

Gifts of stock can be a great way to support Urban Compass. The process is fast and easy. Contact your tax professional to learn more about maximizing your charitable donation. Call (323) 383-7588 with questions.

Electronic delivery: Depository Trust Company (DTC) ID #0141 – for credit to Urban Compass, Account #5261-3992 at Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, PO Box 66535, St. Louis, MO 63166-9954

Field Trip Opportunities

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Have a great field trip idea? Have a field trip hook up? Tell us about it! As part of our model, we take our students on exciting, eye-opening field trips each month and during our 4-week summer camp in order to keep the learning going and show our kids the world outside their neighborhood. Contact us with your field trip sponsorship ideas and then join us!