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First 5 LA works with members of our many diverse communities to address various issues that can impact a child's upbringing. From our Best Start Communities throughout LA County to Workforce Development and Systems Improvement, we are working to help all members of our communities be Champions for Our Children.

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To Play in L.A.: Kids, Parks, Places and Spaces
Mercedes Cruz will never forget the afternoon when the bullets started flying.She was sitting on a bench in Ruben F. Salazar Park in East Los Angeles...

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 (...

Download: Best Start Brochure
Click below to download a copy of the Best Start brochure: Best Start Brochure - English/SpanishBest Start Brochure - Engligh/KhmerBest Start Brochure...

When Digital Divides
Amberlyn Garrubba was consumed. At mealtime with her husband and three children under 5 years old, the Palmdale mother sometimes served their dinner...

Best Start East LA Community Sponsorship Request Forms
Best Start Community Sponsorship Application Form (English)Best Start Community Sponsorship Guidelines (English)Best Start Community Sponsorship...

In Depth: Building Stronger Families
Ver en español»As a young child growing up, Maria Contreras bore witness to years of domestic abuse suffered by her mother. After she...

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...

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...

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...

Personal Best: Brenda Aguilera Gives Back to Community Where She Was Raised
Return: the act of going back to an earlier state, of giving or putting something back.It is this definition that drives Brenda Aguilera, Best Start...

Rising From the Ashes
Fifty years ago this month, a 12-year-old boy looked outside his window at a night sky that was not black and filled with stars, but painted red and...

From Kickstands to Kick-starting Future Academic Achievement
On a Sunday afternoon, the sound of bicycle bells and children’s laughter cut through the sultry summer air. Parents and grandparents smiled...

Lawmakers for Children: Q & A with State Senator Ricardo Lara
Born and raised a local Angeleno and the son of a seamstress and factory worker, California State Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) has been at...

Personal Best: Profiles of People Putting Their Best Foot Forward for Young Children and Families in Los Angeles County
Meet Romalis Taylor, a fitting choice for our inaugural “Personal Best” article – a series that highlights those outside of First 5...

Families Come Together for Panorama City Playground Kickoff
Summer just got a lot cooler for young children in Panorama City and surrounding communities. No, the temperature isn’t going down. Instead...

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...

Building Stronger Communities: How First 5 LA’s Best Start Program Continues to Grow and Thrive
In 14 communities throughout Los Angeles County, First 5 LA’s Best Start program brings together parents and caregivers, residents...
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