First 5 LA News and Congrats for July 2012July 9, 2012
| Welcome to First 5 LA News and Congrats, a roundup of news and resources from First 5 LA, our grantees, partners and others. If you would like to make a submission to this column, which will appear in the Monday Morning Report the first Monday of every month, please email Denise Nix at DNix@First5LA.org.*
Eat a Healthy Salad, Raise Money for L.A. County Preschoolers
Los Angeles Universal Preschool staff member Maria Andrade created a contest-winning salad recipe at a Downtown Los Angeles eatery, and ordering it can help raise money for LAUP. "LAUP Marathoner's Delight," including baby field greens, baby spinach, jicama, strawberries, dried cranberries, smoked turkey, feta cheese and fat-free raspberry vinaigrette, is now on the menu at Tossed at 700 Wilshire Blvd. Ten percent of the proceeds from each order will go to LAUP.
Passport to Success: Making Summer Learning Fun
Families in Schools and Target want to make summer learning fun with their Passport to Success program, which encourages families and students to participate in educational activities and visit Los Angeles locations that promote learning. Families can get their passports "stamped" and be entered to win prizes. For more information, visit www.familiesinschools.org/passport-to-success or call 888-766-2242. First 5 LA is a sponsor of this program.
Los Angeles County Civil Grand Jury Investigates First 5 LA
The Los Angeles County Civil Grand Jury conducted an investigation into the financial and management policies and procedures at First 5 LA in the wake of the Harvey M. Rose audit. Among the findings, the Civil Grand Jury reported that change in the executive-level management improved transparency, staff morale and cooperation with outside agencies. First 5 LA's executive management is being responsive to the Rose audit findings and recommendations and has made significant progress implementing the recommendations. The Civil Grand Jury's findings and recommendations are in the Civil Grand Jury Report 2011-2012, beginning on page 105.
First 5 LA June Commission Meeting Summary
Wondering what actions the First 5 LA Commission took at the last public meeting? Following each meeting, we will publish a brief summary that you can access in the News and Congrats section of the Monday Morning Report. Click here for June's First 5 LA Commission Meeting Summary.
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