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The Watts Gang Task Force Public Safety Committee was established as a multi-disciplinary approach to partnership. 


While the Watts Gang Task Force has been recognized and honored for its numerous accomplishments, its core mission continues to be stopping the violence. It has served as a model all over the city and beyond. There is still work to be done, but the progress seen in Watts over the past three and a half years is proof that, working together, we can combat gang violence.




The Watts Bears is comprised of some of the best and talented youth, ranging from ages 8 to 12 years old. The team was created in an effort to provide a safe and positive outlet for well deserving kids who may not have an opportunity to play sports. To be eligible to participate, the kids have to meet certain standards in school.



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Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles serves more than 40,000 girls in partnership with more than 25,000 volunteers throughout the diverse communities of Los Angeles County and parts of Kern, San Bernardino, and Ventura counties. The council’s programs engage girls in the areas of Leadership, Arts & Culture, Business Smarts, Environment & Outdoor Adventure, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), and Wellness & Healthy Living.


CSP Sponsored Troops: 

Compton Elementary Troop 05555

Flourence Joyner Elementary Troop 19385

Grape Street Elementary Troop 19785

Flournoy Elementary Troop 18145

Gompers Middle School Troop 18395


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The Boys to Gentlemen (B2G) is a boys leadership program for boys and also girls ages 8-16 and their parents. B2G combines the strength of the community, neighborhood schools and the police department to create a positive impact on the community. B2G targets at-risk children, offering a variety of educational and physical projects.




Originally started in 1991. The Housing Based Day Supervision Program (HBDS) staff accompanies the youth of Imperial Courts and Nickerson Gardens to the UCLA campus. The youth range from 8-17 years. Each youth is assigned to a UCLA student and is mentored throughout the quarter. The program allows the youth to explore the possibilitties of attending a 4 year university. At UCLA, the youth are assisted with homework, fed and then spend time with their tutors doing recreational activities. 


Housing Developments that attend UCLA:

Imperial Courts

Nickerson Gardens

William Mead




CSP officers Manny Sanchez and Billy Lee came up with an idea to help the students of Jordan Downs Housing Development. Established in 2011, every Tuesday at 4:30pm, tutors from the University of Southern California (USC) come to Jordan Downs. The students of Jordan Downs receive one on one homework assistance. The tutors not only help the students academically but also emotionally. The officers work closely with the tutors to ensure that the Jordan Downs' students benefit from this successful program. 




The mission of the Lincoln Heights Youth Association is to provide a quality athletic program that gives instruction in the fundamentals of athletics while instilling the importance of fair play, team work, perseverance and the value of education. Lincoln Heights Football is sponsored by Ramona Gardens CSP.



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To develop, deliver and evaluate culturally sensitive, comprehensive service models that empower and advocate for high-risk families in South Los Angeles.


Believing, Building, Becoming…Believing in our families that the can overcome whatever challenges they face. Building a foundation of hope that our families can acquire the skills and support needed to accomplish their goals. Becoming empowered…as proud individuals, nurturing parents, and productive members of the community.


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The GRYD Foundation, which stands for Gang Reduction & Youth Development, is a 501c3 public charity that collaborates with the City of Los Angeles and other community partners to reduce gang violence and to promote positive youth development.  Our mission is to create safer, healthier and stronger communities that we all can enjoy and be proud to call home, starting in Los Angeles…one individual and one family at a time.  Our current focus is Summer Night Lights, a program that reduces violent crime while promoting peace, positive activities, and healthy outcomes for the residents of 32 communities across the City of Los Angeles.


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Operation Progress, or “OP,” was founded by LAPD officers in the Southeast Division who work with the city’s most at-risk youth in the South Central Los Angeles community of Watts. As a team, these officers are dedicated to empowering youth through personal mentoring and scholarship assistance. OP has grown into a “network of opportunity,” guiding students through life’s challenges, from elementary school through college graduation. The effectiveness of OP is the result of LAPD mentoring, partnerships with local private schools, after-school providers, and college preparedness programs.



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The Sunburst Youth Academy is one of the top reformative Youth Challenge Programs in the nation. The Academy is a 5 1/2 month long residential “military style” academy structured to promote an academic environment where they will earn 55 High School credits, develop leadership, job skills, and academic skills, while improving self esteem, pride, and confidence. 



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The DoD STARBASE Program first originated in Detroit, Michigan as Project STARS in 1991. The curriculum, designed by Barbara Koscak and Rick Simms, focused on exposing at-risk youth, (4-6 grade) to innovative hands-on activities in science, technology and mathematics based on the physics of flight. Under the guidance of Brig. Gen. David Arendts, 127th wing commander at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, students were invited to Selfridge to participate and witness the application of scientific concepts in a “real world” setting. National Guard personnel demonstrated the use of science, mathematics, engineering, and technology in their fields of expertise and served as role models to the attending students.


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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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Harmony Project is Los Angeles’ largest 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization solely dedicated to music education for low-income youth. They have been recognized as one of the most effective arts-based youth development programs in the nation. They mentor children through intensive music instruction and ensemble playing. Their core music program is augmented with supporting resources and formative opportunities for our students and families, fostering a community invested in their children’s growth and development. CSP will sponsor 112th St. Elementary School


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Children’s Institute, Inc. (CII) serves more than 24,000 children and their families in the city’s most challenged neighborhoods, and trains more than 9,000 professionals in the realm of child development, mental health and welfare. In partnership with CSP, CII runs the Head Start Centers in the housing developments.


Sites Children's Institute is at:

Ramona Gardens

Nickerson Gardens

Imperial Courts

Jordan Downs

Gonzaque Village


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Debbie Allen Dance Academy (DADA) is a non-profit organization committed to expanding the reach of dance and theater arts for young people in the greater Los Angeles area, enriching, inspiring and transforming their lives. Debbie Allen's Dance Instructors come to Nickerson Gardens' Gymnasium to teach different styles of dance to youth in the development.



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The Harold Robinson Foundation was established based on the principle that each and every child, deserves an opportunity, no matter where they stand on the socioeconomic ladder. Through providing the funding and resources of a camp experience, HRF offers a safe and nurturing environment for our community’s impoverished children. HRF strives to create a sense of purpose and accomplishment in each individual, while working towards building communities through communication and support for schools and families.



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A Chance for Children strives to empower at-risk youth by providing the opportunities to set goals and the tools to achieve them. We fight to instill the belief that no child is limited by their surroundings or upbringing. By encouraging dreams and consistently exposing them to new experiences outside the dangers and struggles of their daily lives each child will have a chance for a better future.



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To restore vision, hope, dreams, goals, aspirations, character and community values. To rebuild youth, families and communities by repairing the damage done by social messages that does not teach or validate personal and or social responsibility. To empower youth, families and communities through: educational services, financial literacy, cultural appreciation, health and nutritional awareness and social responsibility.



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