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Champions for Our Children

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Champions for Children Profile – Carl Gayden
As a young boy growing up in Oakland, Carl Gayden was, well, a bit spoiled.“What kid has a G.I. Joe aircraft carrier?” he recalled.But...

Champion For Our Children: Rev. Dr. Norman Johnson
The night that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, Rev. Dr. Norman Johnson was a pre-teen living in Compton. He had heard King's name before...

Champion For Our Children: Sylvia Acevedo
Born in South Dakota near the Mount Rushmore National Monument, Sylvia Acevedo's early childhood was surrounded by Americana. Not only was her...

Champion For Our Children: Rosa Soto
Rosa Soto, regional director for the California Center for Public Health Advocacy, knows what it's like to grow up in a family and community where...

Champion For Our Children: California Food Policy Advocates
Parents hold the power when it comes to making healthy food decisions for children. But those decisions can be very difficult when money, access...

Champion for our Children: Dr. Paul Simon
One of Dr. Paul Simon's earliest memories is visiting the doctor for an ear ache when he was about 3 or 4 years old. He wasn't seen by his regular...

Champion Profile: Kerby Alvy
When Kerby Alvy took a job at a juvenile hall right after graduating from college, he had difficulty sleeping at night. He worked with the...

Champion for Children: Deborah Daro
Deborah Daro's first newspaper reporting assignment was a child abuse case. A boy was returned to his parents from foster care, even though his...

Champions Profile: Deena Margolis
When Deena Margolis was in high school, she learned about an organization that provides loans, mostly to women in developing countries, to help...

Champion Profile: Assemblywoman Julia Brownley
As a teenager visiting the Virginia home of a boarding school classmate, Assemblywoman Julia Brownley found herself in a horrible predicament. This...

Champion Profile: Bonnie Henson
Bonnie Henson manages the Prenatal Education and Lactation Services Department at the Center for Women at Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach (Long...

Champion Profile: Linda Espinosa
As an undergraduate student at the University of Washington, Linda Espinosa had an opportunity to teach inner-city students in Seattle. During that...

Champion Profile: Dr. Neal Halfon
Before he became Director of the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities, Dr. Neal Halfon worked with children in foster care at...

Champion Profile: Josefa Salinas
Josefa Salinas has been very successful in her career as an onair radio personality, talent manager and accomplished author and journalist. But what...

Champion Profile: Penny Markey
Penny Markey is the coordinator of youth services at the County of Los Angeles Public Library and responsible for building programs and services that...

Champion Profile: Celia Brugman
Celia Brugman is the senior community liaison for the National Children's Study, Los Angeles and Ventura County Study Center (NCS-LAVSC), a nation...

Champion Profile: Betsy Densmore
Betsy Densmore is the vice president of the Social Enterprise Institute (SEI) and works with the First 5 LA Grantee Technical Assistance Institute...

Champion Profile: Faison and Faison
Children in Los Angeles are blessed to have the powerful duo of Alphonso Faison, DDS and his wife Jari Faison, DDS. Married in 1982, these two are...

Champion Profile: Jan French
Jan French is the director of programs for LA Best Babies Network, an instrumental partner in First 5 LA's Healthy Births Initiative. French oversees...

Champion Profile: Dr. Barry Zuckerman
Barry Zuckerman is a medical professor and chair of pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine and chief of pediatrics at Boston Medical...
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