Stories from the Year

As we head into summer, and the end of the school year, we want to highlight some stories from across Para Los Niños students, families, and communities. This week, as you'll see below, we are sharing a story from our Early Childhood Education centers, and a story from a first-generation college student who has now joined …

Laura and Mildred

Laura and Mildred are first generation college students attending Los Angeles City College. They currently live in Pico Union, sharing a small home with four younger siblings and their parents. Both Youth Workforce Services (YWS) participants had struggled with the issues other students face while navigating distance learning. A crowded home, inadequate space to foster …

Samantha’s Story

As incredibly challenging this year has been, our Para Los Niños students and families continue to find paths to success and hope. One of these students has been a part of the PLN family for over 14 years. Samantha started in transitional kindergarten at the Charter Elementary School in 2007, after her mom, Verónica, learned of PLN’s high-quality …

Eddi’s Story

When you talk to Eddi about his work with Para Los Niños (PLN), he has no shortage of stories and memories to share about the students and families he’s worked with over the past 15 years. He knows about the unique challenges that low-income parents can face when providing for their families, and the struggle …

Celebrating Mom

Guadalupe Tápia: Mother Knows Best In 1999, single mother of three-year-old Allen, Guadalupe Tápia was struggling to manage her career and childcare. Her boss at the time encouraged her to go to Para Los Niños. She was so impressed by her visit she enrolled Allen just days later to what is now The Tina & …