Para Los Niños Celebrates Grand Opening of YouthSource Center

--()--Para Los Niños:

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Para Los Niños and the City of Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD) will lead the ceremonious grand opening of its new YouthSource Center in Westlake-MacArthur Park on October 25, 2017. The center will provide services for approximately 1,100 youth in the central city neighborhood including high school credit recovery, HiSET/GED prep, paid internships, vocational certification and career readiness. This is the second EWDD-Para Los Niños YouthSource Center after their first youth hub serving Lincoln Heights and the Northeast LA area. Famed local LA artist, David Flores, to unveil an original mural dedicated to the youth center.


  • Dr. Drew Furedi, President & CEO, Para Los Niños
  • Jan Perry, General Manager, City of Los Angeles, Economic Workforce and Development Department,
  • David Flores, Los Angeles Artist
  • 100 Westlake-MacArthur Park residents

Bilingual interviews available

Para Los Niños YouthSource Center
234 South Loma Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90026

VISUAL: Youth center grand opening with ribbon cutting; Large 40x60FT mural unveiling.

Para Los Niños serves over 6,000 impoverished children and family members annually through its six preschools, three charter schools and array of mental health and social services. Para Los Niños’ geographic 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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Para Los Niños
Oliver DelGado
(213) 925-1406



Para Los Niños
Oliver DelGado
(213) 925-1406