Honoring Rich Atlas
The LA Partnership is proud to honor our founder and dear friend, Rich Atlas, a man who understood that celebrating and supporting our youngest children is the most direct route to investing in a kinder, smarter, and more talented world.
LA County Early Childhood
Care & Education Survey
“Access to child care is no longer a parent issue. It’s a societal issue.”
~ Sonia Campos-Rivera, UNITE-LA
Joint Statement from AAIMM Steering Committee and Community Action Teams
“We, as members of the African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Prevention Initiative, stand in solidarity against the vicious and brutal scourge of racism in all its forms.”
A Great Beginning Changes Everything
No matter your focus as a funder – higher education, economic empowerment, or criminal justice – investing in early childhood is the foundation for making a difference.
“There is mounting evidence that early childhood is a crucial period when the brain is most malleable, when interventions are most cost-effective for at-risk kids. — Nicholas Kristof, NEW YORK TIMES”
“Early investment in the lives of disadvantaged children will help reduce inequality, in both the short and the long run. — Dr. James Heckman, Nobel Laureate Economist”
children birth to age 5 in LA County live at or below poverty line