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YOUTH MEMBER LEADS FOOD DRIVE TO BENEFIT COMMUNITY MEMBERS IN NEED Compass Youth Group Member, Jacob, organized a Thanksgiving food drive to benefit Compass community members in need. Jacob joined efforts with the Student Government Association at Worthington High School in West Palm Beach to collect canned foods and non-perishable items to donate to families in need. “I’ve been going to Youth Group at Compass for 4 years and I love volunteering at the front desk. I’m happy to give back in any way I can, especially around Thanksgiving!” - Jacob M.

WORLD AIDS DAY: A Day With(Out) Art and Unveil World AIDS Day, observed on December 1st each year, is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day, held for the first time in 1988. Compass commemorates World AIDS Day, year after year, inviting community members into our center for two weeks of events surrounding the NAMES Project Foundation AIDS Memorial Quilt which will be on display December 1-11. This year, Compass is partnering with Palm Beach Opera, Voices of Pride, and the local arts community to commemorate World AIDS Day beginning with A Day With(Out) Art. On December 1st, Compass will host “A Day With(out) Art”, inviting local artists, galleries, and museum to shroud works of art with black cloth. The shrouding of art is intended to bring awareness of the impact of HIV/AIDS on the arts community and promoting awareness of healthy practices and lifesaving resources. Local artists have submitted pieces to be displayed and shrouded in Compass’ Grand Hall during the World AIDS Day candlelight service on December 1st. Rolando


Chang Barrero, local artist and activist of Activista Artista, spearheaded this project and volunteered his time to curate this breathtaking group exhibition. On December 2nd, we will celebrate life with the Unveil: The Stigma, The Truth, The Art Reception and grand opening ceremony for the AIDS Memorial Quilt at Compass Community Center. The reception will include poignant works of art on display, opening ceremony for the AIDS Memorial Quilt, and a live performance by Palm Beach Opera. Sections of the internationally celebrated AIDS Memorial Quilt – the 54-ton, handmade tapestry that stands as a memorial to more than 94,000 individuals lost to AIDS – will be on display from December 1, 2015 - December 11, 2015. Compass hosts the largest display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt in the state of Florida in observance of World AIDS Day each year.

For more information on the upcoming World AIDS Day events, contact Lorenzo@



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Compass Directions Fall 2015  

Compass quarterly newsletter

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