ECHO Partners

Alma Fuerte Public School

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 Phone: (626) 204- 5265

Alma Fuerte is a public elementary school in Altadena, focused on technology and entrepreneurship. Alma Fuerte is a place where each child is treasured and valued for his or her unique gifts. A place where students are encouraged to embrace challenges, develop self-motivation, and take ownership of their future. We believe in a holistic approach to learning, fostering each child's academic success as well as their social/emotional growth. At Alma Fuerte we believe in a growth mindset. Our goal is to bring out the entrepreneur in each child by developing their critical thinking skills, leadership ability, and fostering their unique creativity.

Child 360

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Child360 is a leading nonprofit working toward a future where every child has the educational opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. This means supporting the development of the whole child, beginning at birth. Alongside trusted community partners, Child360 improves the quality of early learning and elevates the early care and education industry through program support, professional development, advocacy, research, and community engagement.



Email: services[email protected]

Phone: (213) 416-1819

Child Development Institute

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Contact: Dana Kalek, Ed.D. Director of Operations

Phone: (818) 888-4559



Child Development Institute was founded in 1995 to meet the need for early child development and intervention services for young children. CDI’s vision is that ALL children thrive in the care of families and communities where their needs are respected and provided for in developmentally appropriate environments. CDI is a leader in developing models of support and training to ensure that families, professionals and community members have the resources necessary to provide developmentally responsive care.

CDI provides early intervention services--Speech Therapy, Occupational/Physical Therapy, Social skills groups, and Infant development to children ages birth to 8. Our model is not one-size-fits-all but is individualized for each child. We engage the family to support and empower parents as active participants and collaborators in their child’s development. We meet children where they are developmentally and work alongside them and their family to build on individual and family strengths through a warm and nurturing environment. 

Excelencia Charter Academy

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Email: [email protected]

Phone:Ruben Alonzo, Head of School, (323) 406-1050

Excelencia Charter Academy was founded in 2017 with the vision that all children in Boyle Heights and Greater Los Angeles, regardless of their background or language, would have access to a world-class education. We believe that a world-class education cultivates both academic excellence and positive character development. Through rigorous curriculum, high-quality instruction, and positive character development, Excelencia Charter Academy prepares students in TK-8 for academic and personal excellence, leading to success in high school, college, and life.

Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD)

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Phone: (213) 473-7796 

The City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD) was established to address gang violence in a comprehensive and coordinated way throughout the City. GRYD implements a Comprehensive Strategy to drive funding and practice decisions across areas designated as GRYD Zones. GRYD currently provides gang intervention and prevention services in 23 GRYD Zones throughout the City of Los Angeles, along with community engagement programming, and various other initiatives.

United American Indian Involvement, Inc.

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Phone: (213) 202-3970

Since 1974, United American Indian Involvement, Inc. has served the American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) community residing in the County of Los Angeles. UAII's mission is to promote and support the physical, behavioral and spiritual well- being of American Indian/Alaska Natives in the urban Los Angeles area by providing comprehensive, integrated services that focus on all age groups and incorporate American Indian/ Alaska Native cultures and traditions. UAII has grown from a small community-based organization providing crisis intervention services to AIAN's living in the Skid Row area within the City of Los Angeles to a multidisciplinary comprehensive service center meeting the multiple needs of AIAN's countywide.