Los Angeles, California
Watts Labor Community Action Committee
10950 S. Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90059
Taking Action for Water Justice
Watts is a neighborhood in LA full of vibrant individuals, local businesses, and Black and Latinx history. The residents of Watts have been historically disenfranchised and have faced racial and environmental injustice issues from the community's conception and are still fighting for justice today. Currently, Watts is LA's community with the youngest population, and the youth in Watts, like their predecessors, are leaders in community action and are shaping their community's future.
Unfortunately, the youth of Watts face a dangerous public health crisis: lead contamination in their drinking water. Lead is most dangerous for childhood development as it damages the brain and nervous system, slows growth and development, as well as contributes to learning and behavior problems and hearing and speech problems. 501CTHREE believes that the future of Watts is a future where everyone has access to safe drinking water, which is why we donated a Water Box to the Watts Labor Community Action Committee.
The Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC) is a non-profit, community-based, human social services organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for residents of Watts and neighboring South Central Los Angeles communities.
The WLCAC Center is the organization's home-base, and the center features stunning public art installations, statuary, exhibits, and galleries devoted to American history and healing. Born of the ashes of the 1992 civil unrest, the Center aims to help neighbors near and far understand the unique conditions that contribute to racial injustice in America. WLCAC aims to create an economically and culturally rich community that is peaceful, healthy and a place where anyone would be happy to live, work or play.
Water Box Impact
Single-use 16 oz. plastic bottles replaced
Gallons of clean water distributed
Kilograms of greenhouse gasses avoided