What It Means to Be a Father

By Ralph Guirado, PLN Resource Coordinator For the past fifteen years, I have had the privilege and pleasure to be part of Para Los Niños. Within my initial role as a family advocate, I had the opportunity to support families in the Skid Row and Pico Union areas of Los Angeles. Needless to say, it was a rewarding experience being able to provide families with immediate concrete support that varied …

Best Start Region 1 Driving Equity and Justice

by Brenda Aguilera, Director of Community Transformation, Best Start Metro LA  On Saturday, April 24, over 1,000 residents, community-based organizations, elected officials and philanthropic leaders had a unique opportunity to join our virtual Best Start Region 1 Driving Equity and Justice Community Town Hall. Together, we unveiled the Best Start Region 1 Driving Equity and Justice Community …

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 …

Mirando hacia atrás a un año de fortaleza, crecimiento y apoyo

by Drew Furedi, PLN President & CEO As we reach the one year milestone since moving much of our work to a distanced and remote approach, this feels like an opportunity to reflect and remember the incredible and purposeful resilience of the entire Para Los Niños community – our staff, our families, our supporters and …