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Merry Christmas and Happy 2022!

Thank you to all of our supporters in 2021!

1st Place Art 

Alexia Cadena


2nd Place Art

Journey Walok

3rd Place Art

Andrew Jones


Poetry Prize

Keyry Hernandez

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The Wooten Center held our annual Christmas card art and poetry contest this year with the theme, "Giving Thanks Together." Congratulations to Alexia Cadena for winning 1st place for our cover design based on this theme. Alexia's mom Carina said Alexia has been sketching a few years. "She's been using Procreate to sketch on her iPad and she loves it!"

"I chose a canned food drive because during this time of year, Thanksgiving and Christmas, there is usually a bunch of food drives," Alexia said. "So me and my sister go to the store and try to bring whatever we can. This is giving thanks to our community together."

See winning entries below, including our first-time Poetry Prize, which went to Keyry Hernandez for "An Ode to the Lord!"


Great job, students. Thank you for your participation and performance!


Click here for a video of our recent hybrid afterschool and summer activities!

Click here for our "Create With Me" video with a popup Christmas card arts and crafts project presented by Wooten alum and program coordinator Ms. Marissa.

Thank you to our wonderful graphic designer Joshua Gray!

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9106 S. Western Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90047

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formerly Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center


Phone: (323) 756-7203

Federal ID: 95-4295918

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