Our mission is to create pathways to college, employment, and entrepreneurship for Compton youth through engagement with education & the arts.
The dream started at Willard Elementary in Compton, where Sara (Christensen) Bomani volunteered in her friend’s classroom to teach arts education to 3rd graders.
Community Arts: Re-Imagining Education (C.A.R.E.) was born after Bomani and Jennifer Alvarado met while working on their Master of Art Education degrees at California State University, Long Beach.
Bomani led over 400 hours of community service, including the painting of 70 community murals at 10 public schools in the Compton Unified School District and provided free art classes at local elementary and middle schools.
Community conversations took place at City Church of Compton, regarding the needs of the community. After researching the statistics and witnessing the challenges surrounding education, crime, poverty and unemployment, an expanded vision seemed necessary.
Unearth and Empower Communities was born.
1st UEC Summer Art Camp serving over 80 students
Each One. Teach One. After School Program started with 15 families
1st Ladies of Integrity Retreat
1st Men of Integrity Retreat
1st Trip to Mexico to volunteer at orphanage
1st EntreArts Summer Internship Program learning about entrepreneurship
1st High School Graduate & College Scholarship awarded
Increased the number of families served to 30 at our after school program
Awarded over $8,000 in college scholarships to graduating seniors and college students
Students learn how to play the ukulele at our Each One. Teach One. after school program
UEC college student teaches at Summer Art Camp
Created Houses of STEAM for Compton families to experience building projects that are related to science, technology, engineering, art and math.
Hired 1st Intern
Program Assistant Intern
Houses of STEAM
Houses of STEAM Assistant
FAMILY + FUN + LEARNING GENEROSITY + RESPONSIBILITY
Family Therapy & Social Work
Pastor, City Church of Compton