Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Child care providers, charter operators, afterschool 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

                                                                                     (213) 4813517
Cell (310) 7381376

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 wellbeing of children and families in Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties.

Para Los Niños aims to close the achievement gap experienced by lowincome children by providing educational services for children 014 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

Para Los Niños

500 Lucas Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90017

213.250.4800 phone

213.250.4900 fax

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