Our work with community members and partners is integral to our ability to help children and youth thrive. For forty years, we have connected to build strong communities in our schools, and in our city.
First 5 LA awarded PLN $5.9M over two years to lead Best Start Region 1, one of five, two-tiered Regional Best Start strategies throughout LA County. Working in the Best Start Communities of Metro LA, East LA, Southeast LA and El Monte/South El Monte to regionally build organizational capacity, mobilize regional resources, develop shared learning networks, build resident and agency leadership, and develop community-led change strategies and interventions.
LAUSD has been a long time partner with our YouthSource Centers through the co-location of a Pupil Service and Attendance Counselor at each site. In addition, we have long partnered with their adult schools, both Friedman and the East LA Skills Center. Most recently, we are partnering and collaborating with LAUSD’s Department of Health and Human Services for our Innovations2 work.
Since 1968, UnidosUS—formerly known as NCLR—has remained a trusted, nonpartisan voice for Latinos. Para Los Niños is a proud member of the UnidosUS Affiliate Network, collaborating on programs and advocacy to address the social, economic, and political barriers faced by the Latino community.
PepsiCo awarded Para Los Niños a $50,000 grant to fight child hunger by providing weekly backpacks with food to all PLN Gratts Primary Center students so that they have food and snacks to take home for the weekend. The Gratts Primary Center serves 300 Transitional Kindergarten through 1st-grade students living in the Westlake community of Los Angeles.
Non Profit Partners
First 5 LA
The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation
Inner City Arts
LATM- Los Angeles Team Mentoring
National Charity League
USC WYSE- Girls Mentoring
Vision to Learn
Whittier Lutheran Church
Young Musicians Foundation
Young Story Tellers
20th Century Fox
Bank of America
Beauty Industry West
Beverly Hills Hotel
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Hutton Williams LLP
Reed Smith LLP
The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills
Warner Brothers Entertainment
Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School
Loyola High School of Los Angeles
Milken Community Schools
St. James Pre School