Who We Are

El Valor is a nonprofit organization serving over 4,000 children, adults with disabilities, and their families annually. Our mission is to support and challenge urban families to achieve excellence and participate fully in community life. Our programs exist to enrich and empower people with disabilities, the disenfranchised and the underserved.

Multicultural, Multipurpose Organization


El Valor is a non-profit community-based organization founded in 1973 that strives for a community in which all members, including individuals with special needs, can live, learn and work.

Enriching the Lives of Children

El Valor’s Children’s Programs support families through seamless, comprehensive programming that fosters creative and innovative child development services, parental involvement, multiculturalism, and respect.

Empowering People with Disabilities

El Valor’s adult programs offer a continuum of services that maximizes personal choices, enrichment, employment, and self-sufficiency for persons with disabilities.

Monarch Butterfly Migration

Used as a learning tool to engage families in science and nature-based activities, El Valor’s Monarch Butterfly Conservation program has built and strengthened relationship – both at the community-level and along the monarch’s flyway.

Bridging the Technology Gap

El Valor believes in minimizing the technology gap between the underprivileged and underserved. Through our SMART classrooms, we hope to encourage our participants to engage in learning.

Make a Donation to El Valor Today!

A donation of any amount can make a huge difference in the lives of our adults with disabilities, children, and their families. 

Early Childhood Education

El Valor Early Childhood Programs focus on early education, inclusion, enrichment, and dual language instruction (English & Spanish).



 Adult Programs

El Valor’s adult programs offer a continuum of services that maximize personal choices, enrichment, employment, and self-sufficiency for individuals of all ages with different abilities.



Community Engagement

El Valor offers parents a variety of enrichment opportunities including parent curricula, parent seminars, and family group.



Our Partners