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A Worthwhile Cause

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"Watts (Los Angeles) is an economically depressed area known for its high drop out rates, widespread unemployment, poverty, crime and gang violence – and the rate of violent crime triples in the hours immediately following the school day. The local middle schools are the recruiting grounds for new gang members and some children join as early as eight years old.

Urban Compass was formed in partnership with Verbum Dei High School and 112th Street Elementary School to combat poverty and violence and make a difference in the lives of children in Watts. Together we capture children at a very volatile age and offer an alternative model for them: an environment that challenges our young people
to envision a rewarding future.

Urban Compass operates after school and summer programs at Verbum Dei High School to serve students from 112th Street Elementary School and Sage Child Care Center. We provide tutoring support, enrichment activities and field trips to keep the children engaged in a positive learning experience – and off the streets."

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8 comments to “A Worthwhile Cause”

  1. 1

    you can't help people that don't want to help themselves…….

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    Thank you for recognizing our hard work, Perez! It takes a lot to work with these children and give them the hope they need to break out the patterns they have been shown. The previous posts make me sad, considering we are taking about children between the ages of 8 - 12. But we can make a difference. Thanks again for posting this!

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    I know that its almost a reflex to make bitchy comments about every post on this site, but looking at what you're commenting on! These are kids, not celebrities. And clearly they ARE trying to help themselves - they are in school! So keep up the studying, kiddos - I just sent $60 your way.

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    Re: Parabola – Thank you parabola!!!

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    This is such a wonderful non-profit in the LA area. I know people who are involved in the organization and they are making important differences in childrens' lives. Please support!

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    More like this, Perez

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    proud to see articles like this! Keep up the good work Urban Compass & Verbum Dei High School!!! I'm making a donation right now!