Assemblymember Miguel Santiago Leads Para Los Niños Charter Elementary School’s Opening Day with School-Supply Giveaway

--()--Para Los Niños:

Monday, August 14, 2017 | 7:15 AM – 8:00 AM

53rd District Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) will lead opening day for nearly 400 Arts District students with classroom supplies and additional district office resources for families. The first day of school kicks off the campus’s 15th academic year, in which it introduces Dr. Frances Esparza, a 25-year bilingual education leader as the organization’s new academic chief.


  • Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles)
  • Approx. 400 Para Los Niños Charter Elementary School students
  • Dr. Drew Furedi, President & CEO, Para Los Niños
  • Dr. Frances Esparza, Superintendent & VP of Charter Schools, Para Los Niños

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Para Los Niños Charter Elementary School (Penguins)
1617 E. 7th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021

VISUAL: Assemblymember Miguel Santiago hand-delivering first day of class welcome gifts; 400 students interacting with a life-size penguin (school mascot) and Para Los Niños families.

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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