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.
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.
Welcome! Our newest venture at Centro de Niños is our production of STEM videos in both English and Spanish.
In our search for quaility educational STEM materials to serve our bilingual families, we found very little so we took matters into our own hands and created unique STEM content for both English and Spanish speakers. We are on the forefront of the bilingual STEM effort and on Friday February 3rd, we are presenting our materials at an educational conference at CalTech University in Pasadena, California.
Please take a moment to look at our STEM videos and share them with your friends and family! Click over to our STEM page and see all of the videos, along with the lesson plans and material lists. You can also find our video content on You Tube, click on Centro de Niños channel to visit our channel!