First 5 LA Best Start Region 2
Community Health Councils is proud to have been chosen as a Regional Network Grantee in the next phase of First 5 LA’s place-based Best Start communities effort. CHC will be supporting Region 2 which includes Watts/Wilmington, Compton/East Compton, Broadway/Manchester, and West Athens. In this next phase, First 5 LA’s 14 Best Start communities will transition to a new regional and local network structure that will expand resources and offer parents, families and community members stronger voices and new opportunities to further shape the vision and agenda for young children. This new structure is intended to support residents in Best Start communities in their efforts to create lasting change at the regional and local level.

CHC has pulled together a robust partnership that has been meeting with each community to learn about their priorities and how best to support them. The Local Network partners include Child 360, Communities in Motion, Social Action partners, Girls Club of Los Angeles, Jemmott Rollins Group, Special Service for Groups and LAGRANT Communications. More details are forthcoming.

Social Change Institute (SCI)
The SCI transforms professional development, organizational management services, technical assistance, and stakeholder coordination into the cornerstone of collective social impact. The SCI provides organizational capacity building services and products, thought leadership resources, and personal development opportunities to transform communities and support a diverse, equitable and inclusive society. The hallmark of our work focuses on consulting, training, and coaching with nonprofit organizations to build sustainable and adaptive systems. Beyond nonprofits, we engage multi-sector “change-makers” to approach transformation, equity, and sustainability with a sensitivity to overlapping, dynamic, and interdependent systems. SCI transforms professional development, organizational management services, technical assistance, and stakeholder coordination into the cornerstone of collective social impact. SCI is committed to a replicable and sustainable model that builds enduring personal, organizational and community health, wealth, and well-being. More details can be found at chc-inc.org/social-change-institute