Calling all Parents, Educators, Business, Non-Profit and Community Leaders
Best Start focuses on making families stronger, building on current work and bringing much-needed resources to the community.
You know your community, and that's why your ideas and support are so important in transforming your neighborhood into a Best Start community. Working together, Best Start partners will create communities where alll young children have:
- Safe places to play
- Improved health and family services
- better access to affordable healthy food
Do you have friends, family and/or collegues who would be interested in joining Best Start? Invite them to attend a meeting with you or encourage them to sign up at BestStartLA.org.
When & Where
First 5 LA
Champions for Our Children
First 5 LA is a unique child-advocacy organization created by California voters to invest tobacco tax revenues in programs for improving the lives of children in Los Angeles County, from prenatal through age 5.
Since 1998, we have invested more than $1.1 billion in grants and programs to champion the health, education, and safety causes concerning young children and families.
Our vision is to create a future throughout our communities where all young children are born healthy and raised in a loving and nurturing environment so that they grow up healthy, are eager to learn, and reach their full potential.
First 5 LA’s mission is to make significant and measurable progress towards our vision by increasing the number of children from the prenatal stage through age 5 who are physically and emotionally healthy, safe, and ready to learn.
We accomplish our mission by partnering with communities and families in Los Angeles County to forward our goals in the areas of Early Learning, Health, and Safe Children and Families.