Member of the Board
Centro de Niños, Inc., is a non-profit bilingual-bicultural children’s center founded in 1972 by Comisión Femenil Mexicana Nacional. The women of Comisión established the center because they were concerned about the needs of the working poor. Centro became incorporated with its own Board of Directors in 1977.
We provide free and low cost quality childcare/child development, social welfare and education services to our families in a safe, secure, learning environment where parents can confidently leave their child during the work week. Our goal is to teach children and provide them with the necessary tools they will need to ensure a successful educational career.
Centro de Niños helps the children become aware of their responsibilities in "caring for Mother Earth." Additionally, in 2008 CDN embarked on a five year journey to teach children about the solar system and travel to outer space. A special partnership with NASA enables us to provide "space exploration" lesson plans that also incorporate other aspects of child development. Centro de Niños is funded by the State Department of Education, Office of Child Development and private donations. We are a 501-C3 tax exempt organization. Your donations are welcome.
Centro de Niños, Inc. - Celebrating over 42 years of childcare and child development for the community.
Meet our Board of Directors!
Our Board of Directors is comprised of community members, a Parent Representative from the Parent Advisory Committee and the Executive Director of Centro de Niños also serves as a Member of the Board.
Ilbert Phillips, Esq.
Chairman of the Board
Executive Director Boardmember
Efrain Romo, Boardmember
4850 E. Cesar Chavez Avenue - Los Angeles, CA 90022 (323) 268 4600 Fax (323) 526 9068
Centro de Niños, Inc.
Stimulating the Imagination and Creativity in Children
We would like to welcome Jennifer Bryan and Sebastian E. Lee as
new Centro de Ninos board members!
Ms. Bryan is a mother of one and a contract attorney, her interests include family law, the welfare of children and sports. Ms. Bryan served as a representative for Fox Sports and a speaker at Fox community and marketing events. She initiated and executed community outreach events, such as Lakers Court Stars and Future Star Clinics, events which benefited at-risk youth in the Los Angeles area.
Mr. Lee is an attorney at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard and Smith. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Pepperdine University School of Law. Mr. Lee has an impressive background in litigation and arbitration. His interests include the well-being of children and the underserved communities of Los Angeles.
Latino Family of the Year!
We would like to extend our congratulations to Virginia Espino and Hector Tobar - they are Centro's Latino Family of the Year 2015!
All three nominee families were honored with commendations from Supervisor Hilda Solis' office, among other gifts.
In the words of our Mistress of Ceremonies, Martha Escutia -
"All of the families are winners!"
Please visit our Events and Activities Page
to read the biography of the Espino-Tobar Family
Please click below for our latest
newsletter - Spring 2015!
SAVE YOUR SHOES!
Clean out your closet and save your shoes for Centro de Ninos. We will be conducting a shoe drive in September (but we will take your gently worn shoes now). Shoes collected will be used to raise funds for us. How easy is that?
Centro will earn funds based on the number of pairs collected and those dollars will benefit Centro de Ninos! You can help by donating gently worn, used or new shoes (like those that you bought and will never wear; now you can get rid of your guilt). Collect 25 pairs of shoes and we will pick them up from you. Call your relatives and friends and ask them to give you their gently worn shoes.
All donated shoes will then be redistributed throughout the Funds 2 Org network of micro enterprise partners in developing nations. Funds 2 Org helps impoverished people start, maintain and grow business in countries such as Haiti, Honduras and other nations in Central America and Africa. Proceeds from the shoes sales are used to feed, clothe and house their families. One such family earned enough to send their son to law school!
By donating your shoes to Centro de Ninos, your shoes will be given a second chance and make a difference in so many people’s lives.
So go to your closet, your husband’s closet, and your kid’s closet, call your relatives and friends and tell them about our drive, then call Lorena at 323 268-4600 for us to pick up. You can also drop them off to us at 4850 East Cesar E. Chavez.
Latino Family of the Year 2016!
Voting is open now for our next Latino Family of the Year. Please take a moment to read the biographies of our three nominated families who have dedicated their personal and professional lives to betterment of their communities. After you read, please vote and plan to attend our event to be held on Sunday May 22, 2016 at Almansor Court in Alhambra, California.
Please call for tickets (323) 268-4600