Los Niños Primero & L.A.S.S.O College Information Session Recap!



Los Niños Primero hosted L.A.S.S.O. (Latino Student Services & Outreach) this past Saturday October 7th with Hallie Dowling-Huppert, Retention Coordinator for the Office of Latino Student Services at Georgia State University! 

We were very happy with the support from our Teen Volunteers and parents with this meeting! Vital information was given as this information session about the college application process and what can be done now to prepare! 


Thank you very much to Ms. Hallie Dowling-Huppert and her 4 Goizueta Foundation Scholarship recipients who spoke at the meeting! 

The L.A.S.S.O. is a unit under the area of Student Retention and Undergraduate Studies at Georgia State University. The primary function of LASSO is to promote an inclusive community that enhances the success of Latino students. 



For more information about this wonderful program or contact details

visit: http://www.edexcelencia.org/program/latino-student-services-and-outreach-lasso

Los Niños Primero Hosts College Information Session with L.A.S.S.O.


Los Niños Primero will be hosting L.A.S.S.O. (Latino Student Services & Outreach) this Saturday October 7th at 10am in Gailey Hall with Hallie Dowling-Huppert Retention Coordinator for the Office of Latino Student Services at Georgia State University! 

Lunch will be provided for all attendees!

Please follow this link to RSVP!: https://tinyurl.com/y9lcwwx5

Ms. Huppert has a masters degree in education in community involvement and higher education administration. Hallie has been working in Latino and immigrant communities for the past 8 years in education, non-profit, and legal settings.

We encourage all Teen Volunteers and parents to attend this discussion where not only valuable information will be shared, but as well as first hand experiences from 4 Goizueta Foundation Scholarship recipients at Georgia State University! 

Lunch will be provided for all attendees! 

The L.A.S.S.O. is a unit under the area of Student Retention and Undergraduate Studies at Georgia State University. The primary function of LASSO is to promote an inclusive community that enhances the success of Latino students. We seek to recruit, retain, empower, graduate, and advance Latino/Hispanic students at GSU. 

For more information visit: http://www.edexcelencia.org/program/latino-student-services-and-outreach-lasso

Fiesta in the Park!

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Join us at Los Niños Primero’s annual Fiesta in the Park on September 24th from 3 to 7PM! We are very happy to be partnering with Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church, The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, and our many wonderful supporters and volunteers in order to bring you a wonderful event full of music, activities, and wonderful meals all in support of our children! We hope to see you all there!


Los Niños Primero and Maritza Morelli recognized by Mundo Hispánico!

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Mundo Hispánico, our nation's 3rd largest Hispánic news and media company, held its 8th annual Personajes Destacados de MundoHispánico event which recognizes men and women who are making a positive impact on the the Hispanic community. Los Niños Primero and our Executive Director, Maritza Morelli were recognized at this event for the amazing work being done with the children, teen volunteers and families of our students in all the communities we serve! Los Niños Primero is honored and grateful for being recognized alongside many other wonderful groups and individuals!

The full list of recipients and a recap of the event hosted by Mundo Hispánico's Parent Company Cox Media Group, can be found here

Mundo Hispánico's Profile of Los Nińos Primero & Maritza Morelli can also be read and viewed here.

LNP Mask Decorating Workshop!

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Parents of LNP students Please remember to register for this wonderful and creative workshop! Space is limited - contact our Family Engagement Coordinator Gloria Narea for more details!

These masks will be available at our Fiesta in the Park celebration on September 24th!

Padres de estudiantes de Los Niños Primero, recuerden inscribirse para este maravilloso taller creativo. Cupo limitado! Esperamos que todos nos puedan apoyar! Para mas detalles contacte a nuestra coordinadora de la participación de las familias, Gloria Narea!

Estas Máscaras se venderan en la Fiesta in the Park! El 24 de Semptiembre!

Los Niños Primero Awarded Literacy For All Grant!


Literacy For All, a donor-advised fund of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, is pleased to announce that it has awarded 10 community-based organizations in Georgia a total of $214,610 in grants to support multigenerational literacy programs.

Los Niños Primero was one of 10 community-based organizations to be awarded the 2017 Literacy Improvement Grant! Literacy For All supports the implementation of new and existing programs, projects or efforts that address breaking the cycle of multigenerational low literacy across the state by focusing on children, families and adults. We are very excited to see what wonderful things our children will read this year! If you would like to learn more about Literacy For All, please follow the link below!



Join us! Tapas & Wine Benefitting LNP!

We hope you can all come and learn about how Los Niños Primero is changing the lives of underserved Latino children and their families by providing year-round and summer education programs! This fundraising event is to be held at the beautiful Café Vendóme location on Roswell Rd. Tickets for this gathering will be available with a donation of $60.00.

To RSVP for this event please USE THE FORM below.
 We hope to see you all there! 


Café Vendóme
4969 Roswell Rd. #155
Atlanta Ga, 30342

Sunday, August 20th
6:30 - 8:30PM

Teen Volunteer Program Training Day!

Earlier this week, LNP held its annual Teen Volunteer Training. In this extensive training, Teen Volunteers learned about the policies and procedures of LNP as well as received valuable information and tips on how to be effective partners in education while assisting teachers in the classrooms. Teen Volunteers were also given the opportunity to practice mindfulness while participating in an identity activity, get to know each other through whole group and small group team building exercises, and discuss each of LNP’s Core Values to determine how they can demonstrate each one in their daily responsibilities as Teen Volunteers.

The Teen Volunteers that generously give their time and energy during the LNP Summer Program are local middle school, high school, and college students who are dedicated to the mission of creating life-long learners in their communities. Many of the Teen Volunteers participating this summer attended LNP as students, and their return demonstrates the positive impact and sustainability of the organization.

In addition to the hardworking Interns who facilitated the training session, Georgia-certified educator and LNP teacher, Marjorie Araujo trained Teen Volunteers on developmental characteristics of the students and effective methods for assisting teachers in the learning process.


The LNP Teen Volunteers undoubtedly contribute to the success of the organization in a variety of ways and the service they provide is invaluable. We are so excited to welcome the new Teen Volunteers and to welcome back the Teen Volunteers who have participated in previous years and throughout the school year.

Parent Summer Program Orientation

This past Saturday we held an informative session with the parents of our students to update them on what exciting things we have in-store this summer and all the amazing work we will do together!

Our parents learned about the growth we are undergoing and the new additional 3 locations which are opening this summer. 

Parents received updated curriculum information, transportation details, and the ways in which they will participate and support the program from home and in-person. We are very excited for what this summer holds for LNP and the families we serve!


The involvement of our children's parents is very important in ensuring our students receive the support they need during their time in the program and at home with their families.