Child care providers, charter operators, after‐school programs and public educators to implore decision makers in Sacramento to pass a state budget immediately
Para Los Niños/LA County Child Care Coordinating Council Press Release
September 28, 2010: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: ELENA STERN
Cell (310) 738‐1376
WHO: State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell and Para Los Niños President/CEO Gisselle Acevedo, Child care providers, charter school operators, after‐school programs, public educators and parents
WHAT: Press conference to implore immediate action on State Budget
WHEN: 1:30 p.m.Thursday, September 30
WHERE: Para Los Niños Family Learning Complex 1617 E. 7th Street (east of Alameda St.), Los Angeles, 90021
WHY: Because of the State Budget crisis, educational programs throughout California are owed millions of dollars by the State. Many are being forced to close their doors; others are imposing layoffs, salary cuts, and program reductions. Children are left without services, parents must forgo work to stay at home, small businesses are closing, and jobs are being lost.
Approaching the 100th day without a State Budget in place, and the day following a massive rally and protest in Northern California, Los Angeles educational leaders will on Thursday urge the Governor and Legislature to end the stand‐off and approve a Budget that will protect young children, students and their families.
For over 30 years, Para Los Niños has been leading the way in creating collaborative communities dedicated to improving the education, mental and physical health, safety, and economic well‐being of children and families in Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties.
Para Los Niños aims to close the achievement gap experienced by low‐income children by providing educational services for children 0‐14 and their families through early childhood programs, and charter elementary and middle schools. Comprehensive social support and mental health service systems are coupled with education in order to address the holistic needs of children and their families and break down barriers to academic success. For more information visit www.paralosninos.org.
Para Los Niños
500 Lucas Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90017