LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Para Los Niños today announced it has received a $600,000 grant over three years from The Ballmer Group. The Ballmer Group, founded and led by Steve and Connie Ballmer, supports initiatives and organizations aimed at improving economic mobility for children and families in the United States.
“We are thrilled to have The Ballmer Group partner with us in our work,” said Drew Furedi, CEO of Para Los Niños. “The Ballmer Group has shown extraordinary leadership in improving the lives of impoverished children and families and we are grateful to have their support. Their commitment to Para Los Niños will allow us to greatly deepen the academic, mental health and social service supports we have in our schools and preschools.”
“The Ballmer Group is honored to support Para Los Niños as it works toward improving the lives of Los Angeles’s highest-need children and families. We believe that PLN’s strategy of blending social services with quality schools and early education centers can help close the achievement gap for children in poverty,” said Nina Revoyr, Executive Director-Los Angeles, The Ballmer Group.
ABOUT PARA LOS NIÑOS:
Para Los Niños serves over 5,000 impoverished children and family members annually through its 6 preschools, 3 charter schools and array of mental health and social services. Geographically, Para Los Niños’ focus is in Downtown/Skid Row and Westlake/Pico Union. A community-based nonprofit founded in 1980, PLN has served an estimated 50,000 children and their families over the last 36 years. Originally established as a child poverty agency on L.A.’s Skid Row, Para Los Niños today continues its mission of alleviating child poverty with a theory of action that integrates education with deep mental health and social services.
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