Los Angeles Launches Early Childhood Intergenerational Initiative

Generation to Generation Los Angeles (Gen2Gen LA) is launching an intergenerational initiative focused on actively engaging older, culturally diverse 50+ adults, to work with children (0 – 8 years old) in under-served communities across Los Angeles County. With approximately 25% (220,000) of LA county children under 6 years old living in poverty, Gen2Gen LA is working in partnership with local community agencies to recruit older adults as volunteers or paid staff to help prepare young children to be educationally and socially ready to be successful in elementary school. Five communities are included in the first stage of the launch: Pacoima, East Los Angeles- Boyle Heights/Lincoln Heights, South Los Angeles, South Bay-San Pedro, and Southeast Los Angeles.

Gen2Gen LA is a federation of leading Los Angeles youth development agencies and service organizations representing older adults who have a shared commitment to recruit and deploy older, wiser, and experienced adults to help them carry out their respective missions to benefit young, underserved children.

A Steering Committee of community leaders, representatives from community agencies, national and local partnership organizations, leaders in higher education, foundations, private funders and retired executives govern Gen2Gen LA.

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Gen2Gen LA Partners

AARP

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into ‘Real Possibilities’ by changing the way America defines aging.


Children’s Defense Fund-California

CDF-CA champions policies and programs that lift children out of poverty, ensure all children have access to health coverage and care and a quality education, and invest in our justice-involved youth.


Jumpstart

Help break the cycle of poverty, giving children the “jumpstart” they need in life as they go through early childhood.


L.A. Works

L.A. Works empowers Angelenos to address pressing social issues through volunteerism and community collaborations.


LAUP

LAUP’s mission is to support the development of the whole child, grow a qualified and diverse workforce, and strengthen family engagement.


Playworks

Change school culture by leveraging the power of safe, fun, and healthy play at school every day.


Reading Partners – LA

4 out of 5 elementary students from low income families are reading below grade level. Become a volunteer with Reading Partners and follow a proven, easy-to-follow curriculum to help a student in need gain the key foundational literacy skills they need.


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