Watts Community Core is a safe, providing, and supportive program for the youth living in the Nickerson Gardens. I feel like Watts Community Core is a great growing program that has safe activities for the youth. Watts Community Core started 6 months ago and the organization is doing great! They help you build confidence and character, creating bright intelligent futures for Watts. The amount of things they offer to the youth are amazing! We have after school programs in science, arts and crafts, all educational, and recreational. Together I feel they are all here committed to making a big difference in the lives of the youth. Watts Community Core truly cares about the children and the community by offering many resources to not only the youth, but plenty of families. They serve food to the community every week on friday, spend their own money genuinely from the heart for the community, take the youth on fun field trips, have celebrations, help the youth educationally, and help the families provide. This organization plays a big part in many families including mine. They way Ms. T helped and is still continuing to help me and my brother and my family are so outstanding to us. She understands us and relates to our lives overall. When we first met Ms. T she saw something within us and wanted us to join the program. The same day she offered us to go on a field trip to knott’s soak city in the summer with the youth. Ms. T is a person that many people don’t have in their lives and she is someone I suggest people should have in theirs. By going on the field trip I could see there are way more opportunities to live just in the small world we live in. Having the opportunity to have conversations and talks with Ms. T makes you feel like you’re a part of something more than just a program, it’s a connection within life. The opportunity to work with the Watts Community Core is a blessing given to us, but also gives me a better look on how bigger the program is and what they really do for the community. Telling people about our program gives the community a chance to see how we help the youth physically, educationally, emotionally, mentally, and beneficially. This program allows the youth to experience life the way it should be without violence. Having a chance to have fun with other kids, give back to the community, learn lots of new things, go to lots of fun activities, etc. is great! Watts Community Core just wants the youth in Nickerson Gardens to be happy and know they have the opportunity to accomplish their dreams in life without staying in trouble.
- Miracle Tisdale
Hello, my name is Ebony Atkins, and I'm a resident of the Watts Nickerson garden development in the mist of quarantine coronavirus, I experience the most heartfelt help from a program called Watts Community Core. They were always very helpful, lending hands giving toiletries throughout the Covid 19 delivering it to all the seniors in our development, even outside neighbors around the community get to reap the benefits of the program.
Thanks for Giving the proper PPE for us. As well as educating us on safety about protecting yourself from the virus ...Unfortunate. Families, got honey back hams for Christmas for the first time. Turkeys on Thanksgiving, and a pantry, full of food and fresh vegetables, every Friday on top of after school programs for the children, Watts Core also took over 75 kids to theme parks throughout the summer as well as summer programs to keep them out of trouble ,relentless streams of resources i'm honored and very grateful for the whole program and organization, including the staff Kevin and Miss Tonya she's very amazing. The volunteers are always happy and willing to help. Thanks again Watts Core for everything all year around.
- Ebony Akins
The Watts Community Core is a foundation of positive spirits, helpfulness, kindness, and most of all a given hand to the community. Helping the community and giving back to the community is a blessing done from the heart, especially for the people in need. Having food giveaways every Friday, taking the community on field trips, having festivals, throwing birthday parties for the little kids, and even helping them academically. This all shows the love and kindness The Watts Community Core has for our people and the families of the community. With my experiences of going on field trips and having business talks with Ms. Tee, made me feel as if I was tied in with the watts community core family. It gave me an opportunity to work for them, which I took the initiative to do. It's given me a better perspective on the community and seeing how big these kinds of foundations and programs can be for the community. Doing my job and spreading the word about this foundation and what we do gives other people a chance to give back to the community and think about helping be part of it as well. Throwing birthday parties and going on field trips and having festivals and all those good things gives kids a chance to live a good childhood and be excluded and taken away from the violence. Having the chance of having fun as a child with the experience of possibly being able to do things their parents weren't able to do as kids can give them the high note of starting off a good and better chance at life than their parents have had. It's all about making the community happy and most of all helping the kids in our community to have a better life.
- Tyrin Tisdale