Families Forward Learning Center provides free education and social services to low-income families with children from birth to five years old.

Serving the Pasadena area since 1961, our services are based on a two-generation learning model that empowers both parents and children to gain knowledge and skills that improve outcomes for the entire family. In so doing, we ensure that children in our program are safe, healthy and developmentally on-track, while enhancing parents’ skills, literacy and self-sufficiency so that they can be active participants and advocates for their children’s education.

Learning programs are offered Monday-Friday, and include early childhood education, parent education, adult education, mental health support, and leadership training. We also have a teen parenting program on Thursday afternoons, a fathers’ support group on Thursday evenings, and an Early Readers’ Book Club on Saturday a month.

Empowering Families for 60 Years

Throughout 2021, we are celebrating 60 years of Families Forward with anniversary content, featuring exclusive interviews and legacy photos within this website, and on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

“Here at Families Forward, I learned how to have a positive approach toward fatherhood.”

– Martin M., Past Parent Participant


980 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103