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A brief summary of the past two years

2012 – Funded by South Bay Workforce Investment Board to place low income clients in jobs.

Re-elected National Chair, U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Standing Committee.

President Barak Obama elected for second term. Economy remains in deep recession.

2013 – Economic downturn in California persists – culminates in the elimination of $1.2 billion in state funds for early child care and education programs – and loss of more than 11,200 spaces between 2008 and 2011- the biggest reduction in child care services in more than six decades. IILA suffers unprecedented funding cuts and begins to retrench.

Families in Schools, an offshoot of First 5 Los Angeles, awards IILA $50,000 to support our work in our commercial kitchen as a “Social Enterprise.”

The SCAN Foundation awards $50,000 to supplement the cost of meals for seniors.

Secured a new small grant to Reduce Obesity in Childcare Settings.

After years of search for a tenant, began to rent section of Selig Place headquarters first floor space to Para Los Niños, securing $304,000 rental income over next 5 years.

IILA doubles the size of its Post Placement program.

Selected to take over childcare services at Estrada Courts

Begin services to undocumented youth who benefitted from Presidential deferred action (DACA)

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