Children's Institute (CII)

Healthy Children, Thriving Families, Empowered Communities

Los Angeles, CA   |  www.childrensinstitute.org

Mission

Children's Institute, Inc. (CII) helps children in Los Angeles's most challenged communities heal from the trauma of family and community violence, build the confidence and skills to break through the barriers of poverty, and grow up to lead healthy, productive lives. Established in 1906, CII now reaches more than 26,000 children and families each year through treatment, youth development, early childhood and family support services. We also work to inform the larger field of children's services through the research and professional development efforts of our Leadership Center.

Notes from the nonprofit

When children are repeatedly exposed to violence, their chances of growing up to lead healthy, productive lives are profoundly threatened. They are more likely drop out of school, use drugs, get pregnant, join gangs, and enter the criminal justice system. Yet many children in Los Angeles face the threat of violence and the challenges of poverty on a daily basis. Many have experienced child abuse or neglect, domestic violence, and gang or community violence, and are consequently struggling to function in school or in their families. And many more face the crushing effects of poverty.

CII believes that the needs of vulnerable children and youth must be addressed on multiple levels, so its Integrated Service Model is designed to address the whole child as well as the entire family. The CII model blends evidence-based clinical services to address trauma; youth development programs to enable children and youth to develop skills and self-esteem; early childhood programs which provide critical early intervention; and family support services to build on family strengths and promote stability.

We recognize that different approaches work for different individual children, and are committed to do “whatever it takes." We work in partnership with the family and engage the larger community—particularly schools and other youth service providers—because we recognize that children need functional families and healthy communities in order to thrive.

Ruling year info

1935

President & Chief Executive Officer

Martine Singer

Main address

2121 West Temple Street

Los Angeles, CA 90026 USA

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Formerly known as

Children's Institute International

Children's Institute, Inc.

EIN

95-1641424

NTEE code info

Community Mental Health Center (F32)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Early Childhood Services

CII’s Early Childhood Education programs support healthy development and school readiness for children birth to five and their families.

Population(s) Served

CII’s Clinical Services support trauma recovery through mental health treatment, wraparound services, foster care and adoption programs.

Population(s) Served

Family Support Services empower families to stabilize, develop support networks and strengthen parenting skills.

Population(s) Served

Afterschool, soccer and other Youth Development programs help young people experience sports and other enrichment opportunities in a therapeutic environment.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Accreditations

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) - 5 Year Accreditation 2013

Council on Accreditation (COA) 2017

Financials

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Children's Institute (CII)

Board of directors
as of 9/17/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Paul Kanin

Attorney at Law

Term: 2017 -

Paul Kanin

Attorney at Law

Cara Leonetti Esposito

Executive Director, Leonetti/O’Connell Family Foundation

Susan Adamson

Attorney at Law

Samaan Bakar

CEO, Ten Dots, LLC

Catherine Beyer

Community Volunteer

Rochelle Gores Fredston

Senior Advisor, The Gores Group; Founder, Philanthropic Society Los Angeles

Tracey Gluck

Senior Managing Director, J.P. Morgan Securities, Inc.

Ahmad Gramian

Vice President, CorpInfo Services

Marcia Hobbs

President and Publisher, Beverly Hills Courier Publishing, LLC

Nina Holland

President, CII Early Head Start Policy Council

Suzanne Marx

Director of Development, Young Musicians Foundation

Mari McAlister

Trustee, Harold McAlister Charitable Foundation

Christine Newman

Community Leader

Barry Patmore

Management Consultant; Former Worldwide Managing Partner, Andersen Consulting

Gelila Puck

Couturier

David Rognlien

Chairman, Cadna Automotive

Todd Rosen

Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

Kathleen Vanderziel

Senior Counsel, The Capital Group Companies, Inc.

Adam Checchi

Managing Partner, Checchi Capital Advisors, LLC

Bridget Gless Keller

Jewelry Designer

Stephanie Booth Shafran

Community Volunteer

Lieutenant Emada Tingirides

Los Angeles Police Department Watts, Community Safety Partnership Program

Bradley Myslinski

Banker, J.P. Morgan Private Bank

Daneia Sanadiki

Community Leader

Charles Diamond

Partner, O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Tracey Kennedy

Partner, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter, & Hampton, LLP

Tarek Kutrieh

Vice President, Global Finance, Blizzard Entertainment

Barbera Thornhill

President, Impact Design, Inc.

Emada Tingirides

Watch Commander, 77th Division, Los Angeles Police Department

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No