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A 15 Year Perspective

First 5 LA Commission Chair Don Knabe Gives His Spin on Agency's 15th Anniversary:

"Over the 15 years since I was first Chair of First 5, $1.2 billion has been invested in our future, through the programs and services that have been provided to prepare children for a successful life's journey. From parenting programs to stable housing to quality preschool, at-risk children are being given the tools they need to be healthy and happy, and to grow up in strong families. While there are many needs to be filled and countless programs to provide services, the reality is that over the next decade we must be even more strategic, focused and transparent on how a decreasing funding pool is being spent, to ensure we continue to meet the needs of our most vulnerable children."


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