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First 5 LA partnered with Para Los Niños in Metro LA to launch the initial Best Start community, located in Central Los Angeles, north of USC (University of Southern California) and along the 10 Freeway.

The Para Los Niños mission for Best Start is to ensure that community stakeholders steer the initiative. As the lead convener for promoting positive change within the first Best Start community, Para Los Niños serves as a neutral facilitator of Best Start goals, which are to build resources and provide access to activities that improve the well-being, development, and care experienced by pregnant women, parents, and families and young children.

First 5 LA has also joined forces with Maternal and Child Health Access (MCHA) in this community to provide a free program, Welcome Baby, that works with community clinics and hospitals to help pregnant women and moms with newborns take the first steps to their baby's best start.


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Promotores Conference Inspires Best Start Members
When Natalya Seals recently went to the Visión y Compromiso 14th annual Conference of Promotores, Leaders and Community Workers in Ontario for...

Violencia Doméstica
La mañana del 16 de abril después de llevar a los niños a la escuela, María regresa a su apartamento, encuentra a su...

Esfuerzo de Madres y Padres de Familia Orientado Hacia Ponerle Fin a la Violencia con una ‘Cultura de Respeto’
First 5 LA would like to congratulate the Best Start Metro LA Partnership for today's feature in KPCC, a Southern California Public Radio public...

Metro LA Parents Promote a Culture of Respect
First 5 LA wants to congratulate Best Start Metro LA on their vision of empowering parents as leaders in the community through a Culture of Respect...

VIDEO: A Community's Voice: The Creation of Best Start Metro LA's Newsletter
How do you write the stories that YOU want to read and then get them published? This microdumentary follows members of the Best Start Metro LA (...

Domestic Violence
On the morning of April 16th Maria returns to her apartment, after taking the kids to school, and invites her neighbor to go out to the street to talk...

Young Dropouts
Daniel is 17 years old, tall, with brown eyes and a timid gaze. He lives in Los Angeles with his mother and two brothers, 13 and 11 years old."I...

Joven desertor
Daniel tiene 17 años, es alto, de ojos color marrón y de mirada tímida. Vive en la ciudad de Los Ángeles con su mamá...

ACCIÓN COMUNITARIA - Best Start Metro LA
First 5 LA funds Best Start Metro LA's newsletter Acción Comunitaria to provide parents and residents in the community a place to share...

Free Download: Community Newsletter by Metro LA
Enjoy a free download of this month’s Best Start Metro LA’s newsletter Accion Comunitaria. In this issue we present stories written by...

Moms Find Their Voice in a Writing Workshop in South Los Angeles
First 5 LA would like to congratulate the Best Start Metro LA writing workgroup for today's feature in Hoy Los Angeles, the LA Times' Spanish...

How Helping One Person Helps Us All
Amidst the sweet aroma of pan dulce, Leticia Ortiz was busily working at her job at Panaderia Celaya in central Los Angeles one day when she saw a...

Best Start Families Framework Rolls Out
First 5 LA has recently undertaken the rollout phase of the Best Start Families Framework, or BSFF, at each of the 14 Best Start Communities, marking...

Open Enrollment Continues For Covered California Through March 31
On Oct. 1, 2013, Covered California began enrolling eligible Californians for health insurance coverage that will take effect on January 1, 2014...

VIDEO: Best Start Metro LA and Panorama City & Neighbors Joint Communications Workgroup
On December 5, 2013, members of Best Start Metro LA and Best Start Panorama City & Neighbors held a joint workgroup meeting at the First 5 LA...

November Commission Meeting Summary
On Thursday November 10, Best Start staff updated the First 5 LA Commission on the status of Best Start. Click below for the extensive Summary in...

Local Control Funding Formula - Help LAUSD Schools Receive the Funding They Need to Ensure All Students Succeed
Under California’s new education funding policy, school districts must submit income verification to the state on each of their students in order to...

Photo Essay: Panorama City & Metro Best Start Leaders Learn From Reporter
A reporter from La Opinion Newspaper met with leaders from Panorama City and Metro Los Angeles to share reporting tips and writing skills to inspire...

Building Stronger Families Framework Implementation Funded for up to $4.6 Million
The First 5 LA Commission is allocating up to $4.9 million in funds to begin implementing the Building Stronger Families Framework within its 14 Best...

Faith Based Leaders are Connectors through Best Start
Churches, temples, mosques — these types of institutions are often considered the backbone of a community. And while religious leaders typically...
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