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Spotlight on Children’s Institute, Inc.

To celebrate the release of Lost Canyon, we’re pleased to bring you a spotlight on Children’s Institute, Inc., a nonprofit organization for which author Nina Revoyr serves as executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Events: Don’t miss Nina Revoyr as she embarks on an extensive book tour around the US with Joe Meno (Marvel and a Wonder), with stops in New York, DC, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Milwaukee, Ann Arbor, Iowa City, and many more! Click here to find out if Nina Revoyr and Joe Meno are coming to a city near you.

Childrens-InstituteChildren’s Institute, Inc. (CII) is a nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles, focused on improving the lives of children who have experienced trauma. The organization was founded in 1906, first as a help center for underprivileged young women, and later expanding its reach to accommodate children and families. Currently, CII serves around twenty-four thousand children a year, a number that only continues to grow.

CII provides a variety of services to the LA community. These services as tailored around issues such as mental health, early care and education, child welfare, family support, and youth development. Nina Revoyr in particular oversees the organization’s early childhood services division, which caters to children under the age of five. An ambitious and optimistic organization, CII hopes to expand its reach and provide help to more underprivileged children every year. In 2014, they secured land for a new campus in Watts, the district that scored the lowest on the human development index in LA. Renowned architect Frank Gehry has offered to design the new building.

The organization runs several support groups, and can currently be found at two addresses: CII Headquarters (2121 West Temple Street, LA) and Mid-Wilshire Campus (711 South New Hampshire Avenue, LA). A donations link can be found on the CII website, as well as information for those seeking to volunteer. Click here to learn more about CII.

Posted: Sep 16, 2015

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