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First 5 LA works with members of our many diverse communities to address various issues that can impact a child's upbringing. From our Best Start Communities throughout LA County to Workforce Development and Systems Improvement, we are working to help all members of our communities be Champions for Our Children.

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Broadway-Manchester Parents Take Part in Sports and Health Fair
The Best Start Broadway-Manchester Community took part in The Third Annual Sports and Health Fair at the Rita Walters Learning Complex on March 9 to...

West Athens Campaign Kicks off with Help from Dr. Seuss
Parents in West Athens have a message for their community: “It Starts with Us.” That’s the name of their new year-long campaign...

Notes from Special Commission Meeting
On March 4, 2013 the First 5 LA Board of Commissioners had the first Special Commission Meeting to discuss the goals, outcomes and measurements for...

Best Start Update from Kim Belshé
Attached is a letter from First 5 LA Executive Director Kim Belshé to members of the Best Start Communities with updates and important...

South LA Vendor Pool Workshop
Save the Date / Mantenga la Fecha South LA Vendor Pool Workshop / Taller para vendedores del Sur Los Angeles The Best Start South LA region will...

Walk Long Beach
In September 2009 the YMCA of Greater Long Beach received a grant to implement the Pioneering Healthy Communities (PHC) project. This grant, funded by...

Free Burn Prevention Program
The Children’s Burn Foundation/Grossman Burn Center offers free programs on burn prevention for small children and on burn awareness for teens...

Parents as Change Agents in Metro LA
Days before they were supposed to volunteer at a workshop on healthy eating, a group of Metro Los Angeles mothers discovered that the main speaker in...

Best Start Question and Answer Sheet from Kim Belshé
First 5 LA’s new Executive Director, Kim Belshé, recently wrote a letter to all Best Start Communities introducing herself and explaining her...

Getting Up and Moving to Better Health
Keeping children healthy and active in a world full of television and video games is a tall order. But parents in Panorama City faced this challenge...

Letter from New Executive Director to Best Start Communities
In early November, First 5 LA welcomed new Executive Director Kim Belshé to lead the organization and our many programs and projects. She is a...
Advertising Workshop
Advertising and its Effects on Young Children
Advertising is everywhere – on television, on the radio, and in our neighborhoods. And it plays a big role in influencing children’s young minds...
Marlom and Community Health Leaders 2012
Best Start Metro LA leader receives national award
The 2012 Community Health Leaders Award recipients are providing vital health services to residents in their own communities: refugees grappling with...
Pacoima Christmas Parade 001
Best Start and the 45th Annual Pacoima Christmas Parade
On December 1, 2012 close to 30 parents and children from the Pacoima and Panorama City Best Start Community Partnerships joined together to represent...

AV Baby Babble Newsletter
The Antelope Valley Partners for Health and its collaborating partners have created a newsletter, the AV Baby Babble. The newsletter will be released...

Parent & Tot Chess Time for 3 to 5 year olds and their adults
Grace Resource Center has partnered with the AV Chess House to provide free Chess Workshops for tots by appointment at the AV Chess House, 37th &...

Long Beach Summer FREE Food Service Program to begin
Long Beach Building Healthy Communities Summer Night Lights Collaborative Violence Prevention Youth Development Initiative, A diverse group of non...

Parents tell their own stories through the digital realm
As part of a larger effort to support parents’ participation in Best Start Metro LA through skills building and technical assistance, a group of...

First 5 LA and Best Start Want Families to Get Out & Play This Summer
If obesity trends persist, today’s young American children will be the bulk of the projected 42 percent of American adults who will be obese in...

Chess at the Poppy Festival!
Click here to read about the activities that AV Chess House hosted at the 21st Annual California Poppy Festival. A new attraction at the 21st Annual...
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