Para Los Niños, a California-based nonprofit, brings together education, early intervention, mental health, public health, community engagement, and leadership development to serve the whole child, whole family, and communities in which families reside.
The McAllister & Quinn nonprofit team recently assisted Para Los Niños (PLN) in securing a Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) STOP School Violence grant in the amount of $978,021 over 3 years.
The funding will be used to establish the Caring Community Initiative (CCI) to prevent violence and cultivate safe, inclusive classrooms at PLN’s three charter schools, serving transitional kindergarten (TK) through 8th grade students. PLN’s education model centralizes safety for every student by providing integrated educational, mental health, and family support services on-site. The CCI will expand upon current Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) efforts by adopting systems, training, and services that deeply integrate violence prevention best practices.