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A Journey of Learning
A Cambodian refugee from Long Beach.A teacher turned grandmother from West Athens. A small business child care provider from Palmdale. A working mom...

Champion for Children: Manuel Fierro – Putting Words Into Action
Manuel Fierro knows firsthand the power of a child experiencing a safe and loving environment. As a first-generation Angeleno, Manuel credits his...

Commissioners’ Corner: New Board Members Express Their Priorities – 2nd in a Series
With more than a half dozen new Commissioners and alternates joining First 5 LA’s Board since the beginning of the year, we continue our series...

Commission Summary for June 8, 2017
These Commission Summaries are intended to provide highlights of the First 5 LA Board of Commissioners’ actions to advance the outcome areas of...

Commissioners’ Corner – New Board Members Express Their Priorities
Within the first six months of the year, First 5 LA has welcomed more than half a dozen new Commissioners and alternates to its Board. In this and...

What We’re Doing – Accessing D.C. Lawmakers, Fatherhood Solutions & More
Gaining ACCESS in the Nation’s Capital First 5 LA’s policy and strategy team members joined with statewide First 5 leaders for the Los...

Parent Success Stories
As we shift from the rebirth of spring to the full blooms of summer, we bring you a few stories of births from new moms and dads throughout Los...

Babies, Books and Beyond
During the annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at the University of Southern California on a warm Sunday afternoon in April, First 5 LA...

Help Me Grow-LA: The Doctor is in
“If L.A. County does it, it could and should be done everywhere.”Delivered by Help Me Grow founder Dr. Paul Dworkin to the First 5 LA...

Commission Meeting Summary for May 11, 2017
These Commission Summaries are intended to provide highlights of the First 5 LA Board of Commissioners’ actions to advance the outcome areas of...

4 Kids and a Question: What makes you feel safe?
What makes you feel safe...

Parents' Points of View: Local Elected Officials
Parents' Points of View: Local Elected Officials...

Elevating Parent Voices
“We’re here to talk about the children.”Spoken by a small, bespectacled grandmother by the name of Zonia Sanchez, these seven words...

4 Kids and a Question: What is your favorite thing to do with your parents?

Parents' Point of View: Parents as Champions
What is the most fulfilling aspect of being a parent...

Kim Belshé, Champion for Children: “A Matter of Fairness”
Editor’s Note: With proposals emerging from Washington, D.C. threatening First 5 LA’s mission, values and goals that put child...

Adieu from the Pooh
“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” – Winnie the PoohThe quote above, delivered by First 5 LA...

4 Kids and a Question: If a friend is hungry, what would you do?

Parent's Point of View: Helping Homeless Kids

The Power of Partnership
A few years ago, Rochelle McCollum was working as a manager of a dental office in El Monte, making good money and living in a nice home with her six...
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