Los Niños Primero & United Way Collaborative Program!


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





The program is divided up into 10 sessions which will take place at our Mt. Vernon Location in Sandy Springs. Child care, materials, transportation, and a meal are provided for each meeting.

  Our parents engaged in activities aimed at defining their goals as individuals and as family units, while also learning how to build a support system for themselves

within their communities and outside of them as well! Los Niños Primero is very excited to witness all the wonderful things that will be accomplished through these efforts!

Los Niños Primero Dance Class Debut!


We are incredibly proud of our dancers who made their dancing debut at the Kirk Center.  Their performance was pure joy to an adoring audience. The song selection consisted of traditional folk songs performed in authentic attire! Los Niños Primero is delighted to offer dance to our students and to celebrate their accomplishments.  Bravo! 

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We'd also like to offer our gratitude to the award-winning instructors from Arthur Murray's Dance Studio, Lilian Tovar and Martin Perez. Martin and Lilian are top ranked instructors and we are thankful to have their expertise! 




We look forward to the next performance by our amazing group of dancers!

LNP Children's Chorus Winter Concert!

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Our Children’s Chorus had the privilege to perform at the Dorothy Benson Center in Fulton County for some wonderful senior citizens for the holiday season! Funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.



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The performance was accompanied by an interview by Univision’s Mariela Romero with our Executive Director, Maritza Morelli & Chorus and Orchestra Director, Ricardo Hurtado along with a few of our chorus members. The interview touched on the wonderful learning and teaching which occurs at Los Niños Primero and how so much can be achieved through community involvement and support!

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The children had a wonderful experience sharing their beautiful holiday songs both in english and spanish with those present and those viewing from home, as the concert was broadcasted twice on Univision Atlanta!


Below is a video link to view the performance and interviews as they were aired!

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!