Community Partners working to drive systems-change through collaborative strategies grounded in residents’ lived experience and supported by subject matter experts.
Best Start Region 1 brings together community residents, local organizations, city and county departments, elected officials and businesses, to partner and commit to create equitable systemic conditions – transforming our communities to be healthier, happier and with a future full of hope for all children and their families.
Food boxes distributed or delivered to residents since March 2020 – and still going
Residents and organizational partners developed 10 policy recommendations in the Best Start Region 1 Driving Equity and Justice Community Bill of Rights
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 Bill of Human Rights: A living and breathing call to action, developed by residents most impacted by systemic inequities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, in partnership with community-based organizations.
In partnership with Via, Para Los Niños’s Best Start had launched a city-wide grocery distribution service as a response to families facing COVID’s high unemployment and health risk factors. To provide extra support with nutrition and mobility, a healthy mix of groceries are curated before being dispatched to participants’ doorsteps by Via drivers – a key benefit for those without means of transportation and/or have vulnerable health conditions to risk public transportation during this potentially dangerous time of the pandemic.