Archive for December, 2008

001_06 I love this organization. Urban Compass does great work. This year they could really use our help. Please donate if you can. Thank you Theresa Gartland for turning me on to such an important cause!

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Seasons Greetings!

Every day, there are children in Watts who choose to walk down a hopeful path towards a brighter future, despite everything they see at home. These children make life changing decisions guided by the positive influence of Urban Compass programs. The children in our program are born into a world where the prevalence of drugs and gang violence is the norm. Urban Compass encourages them to plan for a different future by continually promoting the importance of education and instilling a sense of accountability in our students.

As this year comes to an end, we look back on all of our achievements and enter the new year with great expectations for the continued success of our programs. We are grateful for our important community partnerships with 112th St. Elementary School, St. Michael’s Catholic School, Verbum Dei High School, and South Central Gifted Scholars. It is through these partnerships that Urban Compass achieves our goal of creating a path that offers continuing education from Kindergarten through college.

We enthusiastically plan for Urban Compass to continue to grow and thrive in this upcoming year. Our main goals for 2009 are to dedicate more time and resources to the Middle School Program, increase participant numbers, and to expose our students to more cultural events in the Greater Los Angeles Area.

The holiday season is the time to remember all of our blessings and to share our abundance with those who need more than we do. An end of year contribution enables Urban Compass to continue our work to better the lives of the people we serve. We hope you will join us on our journey to create change in the lives of very deserving children in underserved communities by remembering the Urban Compass family this holiday season.

Warmest wishes,


Theresa Gartland                 DeAnthony Langston

Program and Curriculum    Director Community Outreach Director



Don Morgan     Patrick McNicholas

Founding Board Member   Founding Board Member

Donation may be made online at www.urbancompass.org or mailed to Urban Compass

11100 South Central Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90059

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