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Champion for Children: Barbara Andrade DuBransky Keeps on Truckin’ for Kids
Growing up in the 1980s, Barbara Andrade DuBransky’s favorite place in the world was her father’s 1963 Chevy pickup truck. The simple...

Commissioners’ Corner: New Board Members Express Their Priorities – Third 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 conclude our series...

#First5Live Event Focuses on Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding is a rewarding, but sometimes challenging, experience for some new moms. On Tuesday, September 12, 2017, First 5 LA Parents was joined...

First 5 LA, Kids Go a Long Way to Heal the Bay
Paper or plastic?How about both — plus Styrofoam cups, cigarettes, bottles and other types of trash and recyclables picked up by kids and their...

Home Is Where the Heart Is
Most cute baby pictures prompt a smile. And then there is the baby picture that causes Juana Fernandez to cringe.“There is actually a picture of...

Commission Summary for July 13, 2017
In a time-tested tradition as part of First 5 LA’s 2015-2020 Strategic Plan update, the Board engaged with staff and experts in two breakout...

Parents' Point of View: Community Involvement

4 Kids and a Question: Summer Reading

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...
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