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Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center, Los Angeles, California

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Address: 9106 S. Western Avenue
Los Angeles, California  90047  
United States
Fax: 323-756-9159
Is 501(c)(3) nonprofit certified by the IRS?: Yes
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 50
Number of People Being Served: 500
EIN: 95-4295918
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Mission Statement


"The Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center is a neighborhood approach to the revitalization and empowerment of a community in crisis. We provide a safe and nurturing environment committed to good citizenship and academic excellence."

Description


The Wooten Center is a youth center founded by Myrtle Faye Rumph in honor of her son, killed in a drive-by shooting in 1989. Founded a year later, the center provides afterschool, summer, gang prevention, SAT-prep and other college readiness activities for more than 500 youth in grades 3-12 at our center and other community sites. We are a community-based organization with a Christian founder who considered the work as urban missions (she passed away in Jan 2015 at age 83). Our executive director, Naomi McSwain, has a master's degree in intercultural studies and children at risk from Fuller Theological Seminary. Naomi has over 20 years nonprofit management experience and also considers the work as urban missions.

The Wooten Center is a youth center founded by Myrtle Faye Rumph in honor of her son, killed in a drive-by shooting in 1989. Founded a year later, the center provides afterschool, summer, gang prevention, SAT-prep and other college readiness activities for more than 500 youth in grades 3-12 at our center and other community sites. We are a community-based organization with a Christian founder who considered the work as urban missions (she passed away in Jan 2015 at age 83). Our executive director, Naomi McSwain, has a master's degree in intercultural studies and children at risk from Fuller Theological Seminary. Naomi has over 20 years nonprofit management experience and also considers the work as urban missions.

Mission Statement: "The Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center is a neighborhood approach to the revitalization and empowerment of a community in crisis. We provide a safe and nurturing environment committed to good citizenship and academic excellence."

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Non-denominational, Evangelical, Protestant


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Yes

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Volunteer Opportunities Nationally, General Short Term Missions, Local Volunteer Opportunities, Virtual Volunteering (from home)

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