DTLA – The long-running nonprofit Para Los Niños helps underprivileged students, with two campuses for elementary and middle-school students in the Arts District and City West.
The organization has now teamed with the city’s Economic and Workforce Development Department to create a center to help older students in and around Downtown Los Angeles who need school and career support. Para Los Niños’ second YouthSource Center opened on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 234 S. Loma Drive in City West. It is a follow-up to the first YouthSource Center in Lincoln Heights, which primarily serves students in Northeast L.A. The center will help about 1,100 students with services including high school credit recovery, GED prep, paid internships, vocational certification, and career readiness lessons. The building includes a new mural from local artist David Flores, and dignitaries at the grand opening included former Downtown Councilwoman Jan Perry, who today serves as the EWDD general manager. More information is at paranlosninos.org.