African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Crisis: Fighting for Hope
First 5 LA Pritzker Fellow Melissa Franklin writes about her personal experience as a black mother who gave birth to two premature infants and the work she is doing to fight the systems that perpetuate stories like her own.
Expanding Our Approach to Advocacy with a New State and Federal Agenda
First 5 LA Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs Peter Barth writes about First 5 LA's expansion to include an advocacy agenda as part of a broader systems change approach.
Making the News: The Life-or-Death Crisis Facing Black Mothers and Babies
First 5 LA Communications Specialist Katie Kurutz shares a recent collection of news stories on the African American Infant and Maternal Mortality crisis and the efforts being made to address it.
Kim Pattillo Brownson Appointed to State Education Board
We're proud to announce that First 5 LA Vice President of Policy and Strategy Kim Pattillo Brownson has been appointed to the California Board of Education. Click here for more details on the exciting news.
What We're Doing: April 2019
A round-up of First 5 LA happenings and events that occurred throughout April. Click here to read about what we've been up to.
Join First 5 LA this Sunday, April 28th at CivLAVia Wilmington! This free, family-friendly event is a great opportunity to explore the historic streets of Wilmington car-free! Find out more information here.