May 18th '11

Children’s menu upgraded with fresh fruits

In May, the children’s menu was upgraded by including all fresh fruits. The Aliso Pico Child Care Center reported, the children like the fresh strawberries and cantaloupe. Other centers also reported that the children were happy with all fresh fruits. IILA is working to do the best we can to make menus as healthy as possible for the children we feed.

May 12th '11

Early Learning Advocacy Day

This is a critical time for early learning advocates. With state leaders gearing up for another round of budget negotiations following the May budget revise, this is the time to talk to legislators. Many vital early care and education programs are facing devastating cuts, so it is important for parents, educators and other early care advocates to speak up in support of these critical programs.

February 1st '11

Helping people get around in a busy city

Cesar was in desperate need of transportation so that he could get to his dialysis treatments and doctor visits. He had no money, no family, no car, and felt hopeless. IILA’s transportation program got him where he needed to be, the doctor’s office.

February 1st '11

Children thrive from nutritious meals

Mary, a 7-year-old, is winding down from a long day at school. She picks up her work, and walks to her after-school program. Mary’s mother works as a hotel housekeeper and no one is home to take care of Mary.

February 1st '11

Helping children grow and learn

Leonora is a single parent raising three children. She has worked hard to overcome many obstacles. She enrolled her children in an IILA childcare program after she regained custody of them from a foster care setting.

February 1st '11

Journey to a new land

Maria came here from El Salvador 15 years ago. She married and began her naturalization process. Meanwhile, Maria’s husband died and the paperwork was never filed. She came to IILA’s immigration division believing that despite her husband’s death her paperwork would be valid.

July 28th '10

IILA’s Kitchen: our newest gourmet development

We have created IILA’s Kitchen, a new catering service in southern California that started in November of 2010. We are proud to announce our new site at

IILA’s Kitchen is our latest effort to provide great food while directing our earnings to various of our own programs such as the Senior Services Programs, the Child Development Program. Don’t forget to hire IILA’s Kitchen for your next event.