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We Care Outreach Ministries

We Care Outreach works directly with at-risk youth in the Watts community to reduce gang-related violence, keep kids in school, provide safe passages to the local schools and secure brighter futures for the community at-large.

Ensuring Educational Opportunities for Youth

We Care Outreach Ministries

We Care Outreach Ministries was founded by Elder Michael Cummings, or "Big Mike" as he is fondly referred to in the Watts community. A Pentecostal pastor and a gang interventionist, Mike is dedicated to elevating the lives of Watts youth while grappling with some of the most challenging issues facing that community. He is a highly revered figure, both by the law enforcement and within the community, working to understand, evaluate, and defuse tensions between rival gang members.

We Care also works to resolve conflicts through their Basketball Peace Truce Games. These Games bring together youth from all three of the major housing projects in Watts, which have long been divided by cultural barriers and historical conflicts. However, through the medium of the team sport, We Care Outreach Ministries encourages the development of leadership and team building skills, while simultaneously promoting peace, encouraging individual ambition, and providing a safe extracurricular activity for students.  

GRoW Support

2018

Programming - Midnight Basketball League & Keeping the Dream Alive

2017

Programming - Midnight Basketball League, Keeping the Dream Alive & Safe Passages to School