Organization Profile - Partners for Children South L.A.

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Programming Area(s)

At-Risk Children and Youth

Desired Expertise

Accounting; Corporate Executive; Finance; HR; Legal

Mission Statement

The mission of Partners for Children South L.A. is to improve access to high-quality healthcare, early education and family supports for the youngest and most vulnerable children in South Los Angeles.

Organization Description

The Atlas Family Foundation, The Carl & Roberta Deutsch Foundation, the Dwight Stuart Youth Fund, and The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation invited South LA leaders from multiple disciplines and sectors to explore how best to increase the impact of their collective work, using a Collective Impact Model. The agencies who responded all shared the common experience of successfully meeting contract and grant deliverables but without fully achieving the outcomes they hoped to see for families they served. This invitation provided an opportunity to make a long-term commitment to shared goals and outcomes, to learn together across disciplines, and to build a system that could provide all relevant services for families whose children are at risk for poor developmental outcomes. Subsequently, Partners for Children South L.A. (PCSLA) was formed.

PCSLA identifies birth to 5 children and their families from South Los Angeles to participate in its Early Childhood System of Care, where 40 partner agencies coordinate service delivery to provide high quality, holistic and reliable care for families. The System of Care includes intake, triage, assessment, referral, care plans, and case management, as well as tracking and evaluation. This coordinated effort of service providers is highly impactful, resulting in improved outcomes for both children and their families.

Board Member Position Description

Board members will serve 2-year, renewable terms. Expectations include:
1) Attendance at 4 board meetings annually, plus committee involvement.
2) Providing fiduciary oversight.
3) Conducting an annual performance evaluation for the Executive Director.
4) Meeting or exceeding a $2,500 annual give-or-get donation requirement.
5) Participating in the development of PCSLA’s strategic plan.
6) Active involvement in fundraising, board recruitment, and raising visibility for PCSLA.

Service on Partners for Children South L.A Board of Directors is without remuneration, except for administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs in relation to Board Members’ duties.