Our Program Services

Training and Research Foundation is a non-profit organization that serves low-income preschool children and families by providing comprehensive child development and school readiness services including education, health, nutrition, and mental health. Since 1968, TRF has been committed to improving the lives of children in the Inglewood, Lennox, Hawthorne, and West Los Angeles areas. Most recently TRF has expanded into Riverside and Orange counties. TRF is committed to the long range program goals that prepare children to succeed in school and life.

Vision Statement

Training and Research Foundation is committed to transforming the lives of children, families, and the community.

Mission Statement

Providing children and families with high quality comprehensive services that allow for a strong start, bright future and lasting success.
Program-Wide Core Values


Treat others with fairness and professionalism; listen and accept others perspectives, ideas, and beliefs. TRF will treat all staff, children and families with courtesy, politeness and kindness.


Dedicated to the empowerment of children and families in the community we serve. TRF is committed to providing children and families with high quality services that ensure a long-lasting success.


To take responsibility for actions and follow-through on promises and our commitment. TRF will demonstrate the ownership necessary for achieving desired results of school readiness.


To work collaboratively in reaching our shared mission and vision statement. TRF is committed to communicating and working collaboratively to serve children and families.


Respecting and appreciating the differences and similarities of people, understanding that valuing diverse ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives strengthen the services we provide. TRF will respect and celebrate diversity.
Board of Directors
Mr. Jerry Goren

Ms. Colleen Anderson
Vice Chairperson

Ms. Shirley Dionzon

MR. Damian Zavala
Committee Finance Chairman

Parent Representative
Anne Broussard ECE @ El Salvador Community Center
To Be Filled

Parent Representative
Corbin After-School & Summer Camp Programs @ Corbin Community Center
To Be Filled

Parent Representative
St. Peters ECE
To Be Filled

Parent Representative

All Saints Riverside
Linda Cortez, President
Jessica Silva, Vice President
Nashayla Anderson, Secretary

Administrative Team

Renée Jacobs
Chief Executive Officer


Carrera Titus
Human Resources Director


Gricelda Farias
Finance Director


Danette Mejico
Senior Director of Programs