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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