Para Los Niños and Ford Motor Co. Host 5th Annual Model Car Building Competition

--()--Para Los Niños:

WHEN: Thursday, June 29, 2017 | 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

WHAT: Para Los Niños Charter Middle School and Ford Motor Co. will be hosting the 5th Annual Model Car Building Competition. The event celebrates Ford’s commitment to education at the campus and weaves STEM education into the final week of summer school. Students will have help in designing their model Mustang—the school’s mascot—thanks to a team of 20 corporate employees from Ford’s Los Angeles regional office. The design challenge culminates in a reveal and race at 11:30 AM.


  • Drew Furedi, President & CEO, Para Los Niños
  • Ford Motor Co. corporate office employees
  • 35-40 Middle School Students

WHERE: Para Los Niños Charter Middle School (Mustangs)
835 Stanford Avenue (Skid Row)
Los Angeles, CA 90021

VISUAL: Students designing and building FORD vehicles alongside Ford Motor Co. reps.


Para Los Niños serves over 5,000 impoverished children and family members annually through its 6 preschools, 3 charter schools and array of mental health and social services. Geographically, Para Los Niños’ 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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