Thank you City of Sandy Springs!

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This past Monday, January 21st, The City of Sandy Springs Recognized Los Niños Primero in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., for the service work done with the children and families of Sandy Springs!

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Executive Director, Maritza Morelli was first to speak on the history and importance of the organization and all that has been achieved since its inaugural class in 2001.

Coordinator and former LNP student Abel Rivera spoke to the impact the program has had on his life academically and personally.

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LNP Volunteer Coordinator, Jordan Keppler, spoke on how her participation as a youth volunteer and coordinator lead her to pursue a career in early childhood development.

Mother Ingrid Lopez talked about the positive impact the programs have had on her daughter and her own growth as a parent. The Dance group and Children’s Chorus both had moments to perform and showcase all they’ve learned!

Los Niños Primero is honored in receiving such a recognition for the work done with the local community and families!

An article on the event by Reporter Newspapers can be found here!



Thank you Sandy Springs Optimist Club!

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This past week the Sandy Springs Optimist Club visited our Tuesday class of children attending our After School Literacy Program!

Our twice weekly program works to further our student’s grasp on the English language and to ensure parents are engaging at home as well!

The Optimist Club was gracious enough to have a Mr. and Mrs. Santa Clause come visit our students to wish them a happy holiday season! Thank You!

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Los Niños Primero & United Way Collaborative Program!

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United Way & Los Niños Primero have joined together to once again offer a comprehensive 20 hour program aimed at assisting and growing the strength of families through parent leadership!

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This program began in early 2018 and after a fun and successful first run, we are pleased to once again be able to offer this opportunity to a new group of parents!

Los Niños Primero is excited to help our families be the best they can be while promoting healthy ways to engage with each other.

Martha Barrios Mead Scholarship Celebration 2018

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This past week, Los Niños Primero held a celebration in honor of Martha Barrios Mead and the Martha Barrios Mead Scholarship created in her memory.


Our 2018 scholarship recipient was in attendance and shared some stories about her college experience thus far at Georgia State University!

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Our former student and youth volunteer, Rose Moctezuma is very much enjoying her time at GSU and hopes to continue on a pathway leading towards a medical degree! Los Niños Primero is thankful and grateful to be able to offer this type of support to past students and volunteers!

To find out more about the Scholarship please visit this link.





LNP Chorus Performance at the Atlanta History Center!

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This past Sunday October 28th our Los Niños Primero Children’s Chorus, lead by Ricardo Hurtado, put on an exciting and touching performance at the Atlanta History Center!

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The Performance was done for the center’s Day of Dead Celebration it put on for the city that day! Along with our wonderful chorus, there were many other presentations and activities which took place such as face painting, interactive art, and much more!

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Our Chorus program operates once weekly in the local community. We are very thankful for our wonderful Music Director, Ricardo Hurtado and all the wonderful things he has done for our students!

This program also serves as a way to keep our Summer Educational program graduates connected to LNP!

We are very thankful for having such an opportunity to share our student’s talents and skills with others!

Unique Fashion Show benefitting Los Niños Primero!

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A big thank you to Talento Latino Modeling School and their 2018 Unique Fashion Show for supporting Los Niños Primero!

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The event was held in honor of the modeling school’s 8th anniversary, and Los Niños Primero was selected as one of the organizations who would benefit from the funds collected that evening!

A wonderful evening full of fun and runway glamour for sure! We are very thankful for such support for our children!

La Fiesta in the Park 2018!

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Thank you to everyone who came out to support our organization and parent programs this past Sunday September 30th, at out annual La Fiesta in the Park sponsored by Global Payments & Carlos Corless Attorneys at Law!


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The event could not have been made possible without the help of out wonderful parents, the Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church staff and friends, our youth and adult volunteers, and many other kind supporters!

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Those who attended were treated to live performances from a magician, dancers, a petting zoo, a track less choo-choo train, and so much more!

We hope to see all at next year’s Fiesta!