A Special Announcement
We’re thrilled to announce that Senior Director Kaci Patterson will join Parker Blackman as Co-Executive Director of the LA Partnership. Their combined leadership and experience will help maximize our work to advance lifelong health and well-being for our county’s lowest-income children from birth to age five.
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
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