Watts Community Core: Bright Futures For Watts


Watts Community Core is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that exists to support the youth and families of the Nickerson Gardens Housing Project and surrounding neighborhoods in Watts.

This fall, Watts Community Core is excited to make history by offering the first ​STREAM program ever in Watts. We have witnessed and believe in the potential of youth from Nickerson Gardens. Together, we can create ​Bright Futures for Watts​ by equipping the youth with skills in S​cience, ​T​echnology, ​R​obotics, ​E​ngineering, ​A​rts and Athletics, and ​M​ath.

The first $10,000 of your donations will be matched – dollar for dollar until Dec. 31st, 2020.


Watts Community Core (WCC) began as a free after-school boxing program for youth in the beginning of 2020 has expanded during the pandemic to provide food relief, PPE, clothing and over 15,000 groceries to families in need. Led by leaders from Nickerson, our team is responding to the next great community need — quality education, recreation and safe-learning for the children of Nickerson Gardens, Watts.


How you can support students in Watts this year:

$1,000 Billboard:

Broadcast hope to Watts and LA. These billboards will advertise opportunities for a quality free STREAM education, mentoring, mental health services and tutoring at Watts Community Core.

$500 STREAM Kit: Athletics & the Arts:

Right now kids are unable to have sports and arts programs — two vital programs for self-expression, life skills, creativity and team building. For $500 you can provide a WCC STREAM Empowerment Kit that will jumpstart these programs in the community and launch bright futures.

$200 Healthy Lunches:

We make nutrition a priority. Every child who attends our WCC education program will get a nourishing meal to enhance their health during Covid-19 and the school year.

$100 STEM Kit:

Spark curiosity, inspire innovation and provide hands-on learning resources. Our program teaches how to build a Tesla coil, program robots, and learn code. By developing passion for future careers in STEM we are setting entire families up for success.

$50 Tech resources:

Power our technology – donate $50 and provide essential resources like batteries, tablet cases, and headphones for powering online learning.

Thank you for taking action!Every dollar donated invests in the potential of youth in Watts, empowering Bright Futures for Watts and beyond!

$ 10,000
168.95% Funded
$ 16,895
of general public donations directly fund our programming to benefit local heroes.
This is possible because corporate donors, the sale of auction items, event sponsors and a private endowment entirely fund our general, administrative and fundraising costs.