Para Los Niños Awarded $600K from The Ballmer Group

Donations Further The Ballmer Group’s Commitment to Supporting
Economic Mobility

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Para Los Niños today announced it has received a $600,000 grant over
three years from The Ballmer Group. The Ballmer Group, founded and led
by Steve and Connie Ballmer, supports initiatives and organizations
aimed at improving economic mobility for children and families in the
United States.

“We are thrilled to have The Ballmer Group partner with us in our work,”
said Drew Furedi, CEO of Para Los Niños. “The Ballmer Group has shown
extraordinary leadership in improving the lives of impoverished children
and families and we are grateful to have their support. Their commitment
to Para Los Niños will allow us to greatly deepen the academic, mental
health and social service supports we have in our schools and

“The Ballmer Group is honored to support Para Los Niños as it works
toward improving the lives of Los Angeles’s highest-need children and
families. We believe that PLN’s strategy of blending social services
with quality schools and early education centers can help close the
achievement gap for children in poverty,” said Nina Revoyr, Executive
Director-Los Angeles, The Ballmer Group.


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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Para Los Niños
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