Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center

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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.

9106 S. Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90047
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