Guiding Youth Toward a Hopeful Future
11100 S. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90059
phn (323) 383-7588
fax (323) 564-9009
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.
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.
An enormous thank you to filmmaker Dave Ramser and Jay Dockendorf for believing in our cause and generously gifting us with this powerful video.
Theresa Gartland has taken the role of Executive Director with Urban Compass, a non-profit organization that strives to reach underserved urban youth and guide them toward a hopeful future by inspiring them to achieve their dreams through education, mentoring and enrichment activities. (Full Press Release)
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.
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 Theresa Gartland at tgartland(a)urbancompass.org or call (323) 383-7588.
They're Not Gone, the exciting new book on the afterlife by A.P. Morris will be out December 2nd, 2009. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Urban Compass! You can purchase a copy of the book "They're Not Gone," for just $16.95 by visiting www.theyrenotgone.com or Amazon.com.