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Urban Compass
11100 S. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90059
phn (323) 383-7588
fax (323) 564-9009

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Welcome to Urban Compass

There are children in our city who are lost to gangs as early as age six - not out of choice, but for survival. They are caught in a cruel and relentless cycle of poverty, pain and violence. Urban Compass is dedicated to ending this cycle now and replacing it with an environment of hope and a future of possibilities. By guiding our city's youth along a path paved with education, mentoring, and play, Urban Compass will allow children not simply to survive, but to thrive.

We invite you to explore our website and to consider how you can help to make a difference in the lives and futures of urban youth in South Central Los Angeles.

Thank you.


Urban Compass Middle School Project

At Urban Compass, there is no doubt in our minds that we are making a tangible difference in the lives of our elementary school students. That is why we feel it essential that we create an after-school program for our students entering middle school; a period when the youth in Watts is strongly influenced to make decisions that could jeopardize a promising future. We have built a strong foundation both academically and emotionally for our students, and now is the time to grow alongside them and ensure they receive the tools they need to successfully navigate through middle school, high school, and young adulthood.

Please view the video below and support us in spreading awareness of the Urban Compass Middle School Project.


Urban Compass - Hope In The Garden from David Ramser on Vimeo.

An enormous thank you to filmmaker Dave Ramser and Jay Dockendorf for believing in our cause and generously gifting us with this powerful video.


Urban Compass Featured on ABC7 Eyewitness News

ABC7 aired a news special titled " Witness: Watts" to show viewers the resources available to benefit Watts residents. Urban Compass was lucky enough to be featured as one of the organizations working to improve the community.

Urban Compass on ABC7


Urban Compass in Daughtry's "What About Now" Video

Click here to view Daughtry's hit song and video "What About Now" which includes Urban Compass - the kids, DeAnthony Langston, and Theresa Gartland (1:59 - 2:04).

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Information. For more information, please contact Xochiltl Bravo at xrbravo@urbancompass.org or call (323) 383-7588.