Thank you to our Directors and Advisors for their ongoing financial gifts, volunteer service and other contributions. Thank you to our Event Sponsors.

Thank you to the following foundations, corporations and other institutions providing financial, pro bono or other in-kind support for our youth center.

Here's how you can help!

Be a Wooten Champion with your financial or in-kind gift. Your donation will help ensure that our programs are available to provide college and career readiness, leadership and life skills, performing and visual arts and more for students in the South Los Angeles area.


As a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization, the Wooten Center is supported by foundations, corporations and other donors with financial and in-kind gifts.




​Click on the Donate link above to give online with your debit or credit card or mail your check or money order payable to Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center to:

Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center

Attention: Executive Director

9106 S. Western Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90047​


Click on Donate above to set up monthly or other recurring gift via PayPal. PayPal account not required.​



  • School supplies: notebook paper, pencils, pens, erases, sharpeners....

  • Tutoring: small white boards, games (math, reading, writing, science)....

  • Office supplies: copier paper, printer toner and ink, paper clips....

  • STEM: robots, science kits, microscopes, software, tools....

  • Art supplies: paint, pencils, markers, paper, canvas, easels....

  • Recreation: game boards, jump ropes, balls (bball, fball, soccer, golf)....

  • Musical instruments: percussions drums/bells, piano keyboards

  • Other classes: cameras, video cameras, maps, globes, 

  • Snacks: chips, boxed juice, water bottles, gift cards for pizza, etc....

  • Wooten Dollar Store: toys and gift cards for grades 3-12, $10-$50 ea



The Wooten Center has a brokerage account allowing liquidation of stock. Funds will be deposited into our checking account. For information and stock transfer, contact our broker as follows:

Marco Chu

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.
350 South Grand Avenue, 27th Floor

Los Angeles, CA  90071
Tel: 213.236.2065  Fax: 213.985.4503


For more information, contact our executive director Naomi McSwain at (323) 756-7203, or click Contact to send an email.


Thank you for your support for our youth and center.

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Al Wooten Jr. Youth Center
9106 S. Western Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90047

(323) 756-7203

Se Hablamos Espanol


© Al Wooten Jr. Youth Center​

formerly Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center

GuideStar 2018 Platinum seal of transpar

GuideStar has awarded the
Wooten Center their Platinum Seal of Transparency, their highest honor for agencies sharing information on their finances and services​.


Click on the seal to go to our GuideStar profile. Click on Donate to make a contribution to our youth center online or by mail. Thank you!