Para Los Niños After-School serves K-8th grade students across our three charter schools with the goal of improving student success: academically and holistically. Providing all students with a safe and engaging environment, all activities support core curriculum with enriching experiences and opportunities to reinforce and enhance academic achievement.

After-School Offers:

  • Academic support, homework assistance, academic enrichment 

  • Robotics, coding, and science

  • Creative expression involving arts, crafts, music, and dance—many opportunities in partnership with artists and arts organizations

  • Physical recreation, organized sports, and team building activities

  • Social-emotional learning, confidence building

  • Field trips and special events

  • Parent engagement opportunities 

  • Daily nutritious snack and/or supper

  • Referrals to other Para Los Niños Services

  • Learning Centers

  • Leadership

  • Clubs

Intersession Enrichment Camps are full-day camps that are available in the fall and summer at each site.

We host full-day summer programs at each site.

Exploration Saturdays offers a variety of educational field trips and family events.


“What I like about the afterschool program is that the teachers care for us and help us do better with our work and math.”


Students qualify for free or reduced lunch


Many students are with PLN for 10 hours or more in a day


After-School students (K-8th) across three charter schools


“I love all the activities that afterschool offers. I also really like the clubs, and I really like the afterschool teachers. They are friendly, funny, and kind.”


“Lo que me gusta del programa después de escuela es estar con mis amigos, con maestros. Me gusta robótica, funky Fridays y los paseos.”


Families go to school, keep, maintain, or accept a better job because of this program


Families are very satisfied with the overall quality of the program


Students reported feeling happy they joined the program

Site Supervisors

Gratts Primary Center
Sara Lizola (213) 481-3200 ext. 904

PLN Charter Elementary School
Moises Carrillo (213) 239-6605 ext. 119

PLN Charter Middle School
Sindy Lopez (213) 896-2640 ext. 806

For additional information or questions about our programs, contact:  
Cecilia Hernandez, Managing Director (213) 239-6605 or


Long term partnerships with community-based organizations in the areas of:

  •  Leadership and civic engagement
  • Summer and winter overnight camp trips 
  • STEM
  • Music
  • Arts
  • Healthy habits

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