BEST START METRO L.A.
Best Start Metro LA (BSMLA) is a sustainable, organized community partnership that maintains healthy and safe neighborhoods for children and families.
In 2009, First 5 LA announced its partnership with Para Los Niños as the convening agency to create, facilitate and support the implementation of the first Best Start community. Best Start Metro Los Angeles is the pilot community and one of 14 Best Start communities.
About Best Start
Best Start is a place-based initiative and the strategic vision funded by First 5 LA to improve the lives of young children and their families by positively impacting the systems and environments in which they live, learn and play. Best Start provides the opportunity for communities to create partnerships that are representative of the people living, working and experiencing life within the community. Best Start contributes to First 5 LA’s efforts to build strong children through a place-based approach that focuses on promoting the qualities of strong families and healthy communities that are most closely associated with improved child outcomes.