Para Los Niños


Founded on Skid Row in 1980, the Para Los Niños model fosters pathways to success through powerful families, strong communities, and excellence in education for children and youth to thrive.





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Drew Furedi
President & CEO

Drew Furedi

Deanette Brewer
VP, Human Resources
Dan Nieman
VP, External Affairs
Sam Joo
VP, Student & Community Services
Katherine Nelson
VP of Student Success
Jonathan J. López
MD, Charter Schools
Norma Silva
Principal, Charter Elementary School
Lorena Rodriguez
Principal, Gratts Primary Center
Sharon Berg
Director, Clinical Development
Judi Stadler
Director, Clinical Services
Gabriela Herrera
Director, Compliance & Risk
Christina Mariscal Pasten
Managing Director, External Affairs
Cecilia Hernandez
Director, Extended Learning
Jimmy Urizar
Director, Family Services
Geovanni Rivas
Director, Information Technology
Isabel Cueva
Director, Special Education
Lara Goldstone
Director of Secondary Education
Jorge Orozco
Director, Youth Workforce Services