purpose of Neighborhood Networks4Kids is to ensure that every
child and adolescent has something to do, someone to do it
with, and a safe place to do it.
Commission for Children, Youth and Their Families' vision
is that every Los Angeles child should reach adulthood
having experienced a safe, healthy, and nurturing childhood
that has prepared him/her to become a responsible and
contributing member of the community. In order to work
towards this vision at the neighborhood level, the Commission
created Neighborhood Networks4Kids.
Networks4Kids' focus is on bringing together the public
and private sectors to create a collaborative, team approach
to strengthening neighborhoods by:
the utilization and coordination of city, county,
school, and community resources and facilities.
community residents, including youth, in building a
stronger local infrastructure for problem-solving and
improving the quality of life for children and youth
in the city.
are intended to help create local self-sustained infrastructures
that take seriously their role in improving the lives
of children and families through maximizing existing services.
Networks4Kids brings together community residents, parents,
and youth with representatives of city departments, local
businesses, schools, community-based organizations, and
the local City Council office in order to develop solutions
to problems in their community.
are selected based on information gathered from the local
schools, city entities, the council field office, existing
collaborations, and others. Selection criteria focuses
target population, neighborhood composition, size, and
presence of public entities.
residents' identification of the neighborhood, local
leadership, and potential for resources to support the
Networks4Kids plans to build Networks that are focused
on the promotion of the following areas:
are safe and secure in supportive communities.
people are welcomed in and contribute to their communities'
decisions and activities.
have access to, and a way of paying for, quality childcare.
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