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South Los Angeles/West Athens

The West Athens community is often described as part of the broader South LA region. While more resources and infrastructure are typically found in communities to the north of West Athens, it does share some regional service providers, capacity and infrastructure. Within West Athens, and in the South LA region overall, community leaders have come together around issues such as child welfare reform and public safety. There are also several active collaboratives working to improve services for pregnant women, financial literacy skills for residents, and resources for families with young children. The South LA region has significant resident participation in these collaborative efforts and developing local leadership is seen as a priority.

Community leadership in the South LA region, which includes West Athens, is described as “dedicated, passionate, hardworking, grassroots, invigorated against all odds and strength-based.”


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Best Start Encourages Community Members to ReThink their Drink!
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The link between childhood obesity and sugary drinks
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H20 Helps Your Waistline and Pocketbook
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Best Start and First 5 LA say, "Rethink Your Drink!"
Thank you to First 5 LAs editor Denise Nix for this article. For more articles like this, sign up for First 5 LAs weekly e-newsletter, the Monday...

South LA Children and Families Come Together for Summer Fun in the Park
“I’ve lived in this area all my life and used to play baseball here as a kid, thank you for doing this here,” said one dad who was...

Parents Unite at Jordan Downs
Having caring support can make all the difference. Parents at Jordan Downs (a public housing community under redevelopment in Watts) have two great...

Best Start Parent Academy
Thank you to First 5 LA’s Monday Morning Report writer/editor Denise Nix, who covered the Parent Academy. To read more articles like this one...

Skaters Speak Up and a Skate Park is Born
If youre a skater in South Los Angeles, youll soon have a new place to take your board. And even if you dont skate, there are still plenty of things...

A Closer Look At Your Community
Where can you go to find parks in your neighborhood? How many of your communitys children are ready for kindergarten, compared to other Los Angeles...

Best Start Wants You to Play This Mothers Day Weekend!
Mothers deserve more than just one day to be celebrated this year, so why not use the whole weekend to appreciate and spend time with moms? Check out...

Plan a Great Adventure Outdoors for Mothers Day!
This post is part of our celebration of May as Get Out and Play Month. Check out more ideas and information on the May Get Out and Play page. Moms...

Únase a las reuniones Best Start en su comunidad
¡Best Start ha comenzado sus reuniones de asociados en varias de nuestras 14 comunidades! Para saber qué reuniones se están llevando a cabo...

Get Out and Play in May
Lets Get Out and Play! Longer days and lots of sunshine are here, and there is no better way to welcome Spring than to get out and play! Our vision...

Join us for Best Start Meetings in Your Community
Best Start has begun partnership meetings in several of our 14 communities! To find out what meetings are happening in your community, click on the...

South L.A. Spaces Become Special Places
One of Best Starts driving ideas is that “place matters” in the lives of children, which for some regions can mean creating clean and...
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