Building Bridges, Transforming Lives.
Since 2001, we have been dedicated to building bridges of understanding between First Responders and underserved communities, which is more relevant now than ever.
Our City of Angels program is one of our oldest and most effective efforts, focused on addressing the strained relationship between Emergency Services, Law Enforcement Agencies (Police, Fire, EMT) and the communities they serve. We provide safe spaces for children to interact with emergency personnel in a comfortable and positive manner, allowing them to address their misconceptions and fostering communication.
Our program aims to foster collaboration between families and law enforcement to create safer neighborhoods and violence-free communities. Ultimately, our goal is to break down barriers and build healthier, more connected communities.
Improving children's futures using sports, role models, events, resources creating high achievers through athletics and mentorship.
Family First Foundation provides opportunities for less advantaged youths and their families to see the world in a different light, experience events outside their local neighborhood that they normally would not be able to attend.
We are fortunate to have the support of some of the most generous and forward-thinking professional sports teams, local universities, professional athletes, entertainers, and community leaders, who have a significant impact on youths. With their help, we create opportunities to inspire and promote college education, all under the guise of fun. Our events start with special high-impact guest speakers who share the influence that college has had in their lives. To further instill the importance of education, youths sign a "collegiate pledge" prior to all events and gatherings. We are grateful for the support of these influential partners, who help us make a positive impact on the lives of over 12,000 youths and families.
All youths are given our proprietary “FUTURES Playbook”, a step-by-step “roadmap” booklet that shows exactly how to excel academically from elementary through college which combined with determination and hard work shows how they too can be an “Academic All-Star” and secure college Scholarships.
"On behalf of the community's of Altadena/Sylmar, and the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, we would like to thank Family First Foundation for the great generosity and contribution for the numerous family and sporting events that the organization has provided for throughout the past few years. We are especially grateful during these trying economic times and appreciate any future support."
- William Mercado
Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation
Recreation Services Manager
Tech Hub represents the initial phase of our ambitious plan to establish a self-sustaining and comprehensive "elementary to career" (E2C) STEAM pipeline for exceptionally talented and motivated students.
Amidst the current budget cuts to public schools and the concerning state of the United States' math and science education compared to other countries, the Tech Hub program seeks to revolutionize STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) engagement by providing youth with real-life experiences. Through partnerships with school districts, we offer a cost-free STEAM education program that caters to students in the 5th to 9th grade range. By providing project-based learning opportunities at centers of scientific and technological excellence, Tech Hub aims to showcase a variety of compelling and relatable STEAM careers. Our program provides students with invaluable hands-on learning experiences, workshops, and mentorship opportunities from seasoned professionals in the field. Through these initiatives, we aim to expose students to the vast potential and diverse career options available in STEAM.
The Human Capital. Lack of Diversity. Home Grown Talents. These are the growing concerns of the STEM field industries. With many engineers, mathematicians, scientists, researchers, and innovators aging, underrepresented and lack of diversity. Tech Hub aims to address this issue by elevating the status of STEAM careers. Through partnerships with major entertainment, sports, and tech brands in Los Angeles, including WarnerBros, Walt Disney, the Los Angeles Rams, UCLA Engineering, NASA/JPL, Caltech, SpaceX, Space Force, and the Los Angeles Incubator along with project-based workshops and sessions, the program seeks to inspire the next generation of STEAM professionals.
Our goal is to create opportunities and provide resources for our young people, nurture local talents, establish a resilient, diverse, and inclusive workforce for the future.