The Literacy Center
To the world you may be only one person, but to one person you may be the world.
- Heather Cortez
We are very grateful to our many generous supporters. Friends is truly a community organization with a wide range of people pooling their resources to support a
Share Your Resources
Friends is grateful to accept gifts which help us with our mission and purpose in supporting the youth and families in Watts.
Ensure Friends future with a donation to an Endowment or Capital Campaign
Books for Literacy Center
Office and school supplies
Computer and office equipment
Volunteer Your Time
Friends would love to have you join our very dedicated volunteers who contribute over 2700 service hours each year. Without their support, Friends could not even begin to serve the approximately 850 individuals who turn to us for help.
Mentor high school students
Provide legal services
Prepare income taxes
Converse in English with ESL students
Mentor a Teen
Our Mentoring Program matches Watts' high schoolers with an adult volunteer who can share their knowledge and help guide the student through their formative years.
Studies show that youth from neighborhoods like Watts are twice as likely to attend college when they have a mentor.
You can make a difference!