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.

Financial Gifts

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

Al Wooten Jr. Youth Center

Attention: Executive Director

9106 S. Western Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90047​

Recurring Donations

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

In-Kind Gifts

School supplies: notebook paper, pencils, pens, erasers, sharpeners...

  • Tutoring: small whiteboards, 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 (basketball, football, 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


Stock Donations

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. 

Thank You!

Thank you to our Board of Directors, parents and other friends for their ongoing financial gifts, volunteer service, and other contributions. 


Thank you to the following foundations and corporations providing recent grant funding and/or significant in-kind support for our youth center.​

“The Al Wooten Jr. Youth Center provides resources and love for youth and families in the South Los Angeles community. We are proud to partner and serve with them in helping meet needs and provide education and tools to strengthen tomorrow's leaders.” 


Latrice McGlothin, Community Engagement Officer, Kinecta Federal Credit Union

Wooten Reopening Celebration

LtoR: Kinecta Federal Credit Union community engaement officer, Latrice McGlothin; Camille Richardson, Kinecta First VP-IT Solutions Delivery and Wooten board member; Naomi McSwain, Wooten executive director; and Tracy Fairbanks, Kinecta community engagement specialist