Nuestra misión

Creemos en los niños, jóvenes y familias que servimos.
Nuestro modelo fomenta caminos hacia el éxito a través de una educación excelente, familias poderosas y comunidades sólidas para que niños y jovenes prosperen.

Our unique approach is effective because of these three aspects working together:

Excelente educación: A partir de las seis semanas de edad, nuestras escuelas, programas y centros juveniles ofrecen educación de alta calidad para apoyar el niño entero y la familia, académicamente, físicamente y socioemocionalmente, para tener éxito en la escuela, el trabajo y la vida.

Familias poderosas: A través de asesoramiento, grupos de apoyo talleres y servicios clinicos, colaboramos con padres para asegurar que los estudiantes sean apoyados y los padres pueden sentirse más fuerte.

Comunidades Fuertes: Fortalecemos nuestras comunidades facilitando el desarrollo de liderazgo, educamos a las familias sobre el bienestar y proporcionamos capacitación a la fuerza laboral para conectar a los necesitados con los recursos necesarios para alcanzar su mayor potencial.

about us

Our Values


We always ask ourselves if there is a higher bar to set, if there is more to do and if have we explored all possibilities.  We achieve together through discomfort and uncertainty because we understand the urgency and obligation to strive for the best possible outcomes for our communities.

Constant Learning

We are relentless in our drive to always improve.  A learning organization actively creates its future by placing high value on feedback and development.  Our work must withstand all levels of scrutiny.


Our teams thrive when we can truly depend on one another.  We pledge to follow through on our commitments and actively seek out ways to support and collaborate with each other.  When we bring our very best as individuals, we can run to the finish line together.


Our families, team members and stakeholders come from many different heritages and histories.  Our personal stories together form a tapestry of fortitude.  We are made more resilient through these ties and hold our connection to each other as an invaluable asset.


We are at our strongest and smartest when we both acknowledge and consciously benefit from our differences.  Authentic collaboration begins at the seed stages which means we partner with stakeholders early and often.


Trust comes from alignment of our words, beliefs and actions. We operate in highest service to our communities and can engage in true collaboration with each other when trust is strong.

Nuestra Historia

Founded in 1980 in Skid Row, Para Los Niños – meaning “for the children” – was founded so that no child would be forgotten.

In October 1979, the Los Angeles Times published an article that galvanized a community. It was the first of many to spotlight the plight of children and families living in the depths of despair in Los Angeles’ inner cities.

It spoke of children living in Skid Row, locked in hotel rooms or left alone to wander dangerous neighborhood streets, while their parents worked to survive. At that time, little attention was paid to these forgotten children. Few services and safe havens existed for these young boys and girls. Ninety percent did not attend school.

Social worker Tanya Tull was inspired, and founded Para Los Niños. In 1980, the organization came to life in a factory where at-risk children, eager for a chance to learn, were offered a safe and nurturing environment filled with exploration, hope and opportunity.

Today, Para Los Niños continues to respond to the ever-growing and ever-changing needs of Southern California’s most challenging communities. The organization’s proven approach helps to build stronger, more stable families and brighter futures for children.

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