PLN Charter Middle School Awarded 5-Year Charter Renewal by LAUSD

A fleet of parents, school leadership and supporters alike descended upon LAUSD HQ on November 7 to support charter schools up for renewal. Arriving as early as 6am for the 9am proceedings, District headquarters were decorated with colorful shirts, banners, and chants. Among the army of dedicated parents were some of our own Mustang families …

LA Dodgers Foundation Kicks Off Reading is Leading Campaign

Our Charters Schools have hit the bases running by launching the LA Dodgers Foundation Reading is Leading campaign to commence a 25,000 book reading challenge culminating March 2018. Pitching alum Dennis Powell held a special read-along with students that concluded with Dodgers gear and a special message for the boys in blue. This innovative literacy …

Boarding House Mentors and PLN Partnership Strengthens during Summer 2017 Surf Camp

Para Los Niños Afterschool Program is always looking for opportunities to involve students in engaging activities specifically during the most critical times where students are most vulnerable. Our students at the Charter Middle School had a once in a lifetime experience learning about surfing over a six-week course during the summer. Ten students were randomly …

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 …