Welcoming Dr. Frances Esparza, Superintendent/VP of Charter Schools

Para Los Niños Taps Prominent L.A./Boston Bilingual Education Leader As Superintendent & Vice President of Charter Schools — Dr. Frances Esparza becomes the first woman and Latina to lead the charter school network — LOS ANGELES, CA (July 31, 2017) – Para Los Niños, the L.A.-based education and social services agency, announced the selection of …

PLN Parents Complete BSMLA Leadership Workshops

We are happy to announce that this morning, the very first cohort of PLN parents representing the 3 PLN Charter Schools celebrated the completion of the Best Start Metro Los Angeles Leadership Workshops! The 10 series workshops were co-facilitated by Blanca Valdez, BSMLA Community Promotora II, Elva Bran, PLN Community Promotora, and Patty Santiago, Gratts …

5th Annual Model Car Building Competition with Ford Fund

5th Annual Model Car Building Competition with the Ford Fund. The event celebrated Ford’s commitment to education on campus and weaved STEM education into the final week of summer school. Students had help in designing their model Mustang—the school’s mascot—thanks to a team of 20 corporate employees from Ford’s Los Angeles regional office.

Para Los Niños 2nd Annual #StudentFarmersMarket

A cornucopia of thanks to Feeding America, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, actor/host Tiffani Thiessen, actor/singer Leighton Meester, and actor Adam Brody for hosting the 2nd Annual #StudentFarmersMarket at the Charter Elementary School! Together, we served lunch and distributed fresh, organic produce to 150 of our summer school students…hundreds of pounds worth! Healthy bodies lead to …

#FiestaPLN: A Vibrant Celebration of Service Raising Over $600K for L.A. Children & Families

Fiesta Para Los Niños Gala 2017: A Vibrant Celebration of Service Raising Over $600K for L.A. Children & Families Our 36th Anniversary Gala was an extraordinary night for us. We celebrated our families’ successes and the passionate people who continue to help build Para Los Niños into the education and social services lighthouse it is …

Tania Sharmin, PLN OT, Presented on Best Practices in Infant Toddler Mental Health, AOTA Conference 2017, Philadelphia, PA

PLN Occupational Therapy Specialist, Tania Sharmin presented at the Annual American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Conference on Thursday, March 30, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA. Title: Infant Toddler Mental Health Best Practices Workshop Intermediate: To understand the frameworks/models presented attendees need to have a working knowledge regarding the CNS and ANS and there influence on regulation …

Skid Row’s Para Los Niños Announces Fiesta Para Los Niños Gala 2017

Skid Row’s Para Los Niños Announces Fiesta Para Los Niños Gala 2017 Honoring Univision Los Angeles, Sony & Netflix Original Series, One Day at a Time Evening hosted by Justina Machado, star of One Day at a Time, HBO’s Six Feet Under with Ana Guerrero, Chief of Staff to L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, delivering keynote address …

Para Los Niños Awarded Nearly $1 Million to Tackle High Obesity Rates in Westlake and MacArthur Park Neighborhoods

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Prominent Downtown L.A. social services and education nonprofit, Para Los Niños, was awarded $880,000 from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health with funding from the California Department of Public Health and the United States Department of Agriculture. The grant will support the Champions for Change – Healthy Communities Initiative, …

Para Los Niños’ Felices Fiestas Celebration saw over 1,000 children and their families enjoy a day of fun, food, books, and toys from Santa Claus

Felices Fiestas was an afternoon of fun filled family festivities with 900-1,100 children and their families from the Para Los Niños Student and Community Services programs.  This festival welcomed invited guests to spend the afternoon alongside our children and families as they enjoyed a wonderful catered lunch, activities followed by the distribution of books and …