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LynnAsmallPara Los Niños is transforming lives by closing the achievement gap for children in poverty.  Our early education centers and schools build on a child’s innate strengths and resilience, preparing them to be critical thinkers, creators and innovators.  Each early education center and school is a family and community resource, providing a progressive, whole child approach to education supported by a range of critical social services including mental health, parent engagement, guidance in securing food and shelter and specialized programs to help families in crisis. Our mission is to ensure our children and families have the tools and supports they need to succeed in school and in life. Para Los Niños serves more than 7,000 children and their families each year.

Latest News

Lionel Chavez – The “Kid Expert” Goes to Middle School

Change is never easy but that hasn’t stopped Lionel Chavez from stepping out of his comfort zone. “Nine and a half years ago I was living in Nashville, Tennessee when I decided to come back to L.A. and do something I had never done before,” said Lionel.

His next door neighbor introduced Lionel to Para Los Niños and he began working part-time as a Continue reading…

PLN and Imagine LA Team Up to Create New Volunteer Program

Imagine LAPara Los Niños has partnered with Imagine LA to help our families achieve self-sufficiency, confidence and wellness. The mentor team provides guidance in budgeting, career counseling, health & nutrition, academic tutoring and more, based on each family’s needs. Each team of volunteers is supervised by a professional social worker at Imagine LA. Most volunteers work 1-2 hours per week over two years, though each family and situation is different. For more information or to become a volunteer, please visit

Getting Your Teeth Checked in Between Math and English Class

Dental Team: Candy Moralas-Case Manager, Dr. Daniel Romo-Dentist, Jaime Rivera-Dental Assistant, Vicki Serinana Registered Dental Assistant

“It’s convenient to have a dental office at my school. My parents don’t have to take time off work to have my teeth checked,” says Para Los Niños middle school 7th grader, Lissett. “But yes, I’m nervous.”

Thanks to the Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center, Para Los Niños offers free Continue reading…