Families First Chispa (“Spark” in Spanish) Program is a community-based program that recognizes the need to improve outcomes for low income Latino families with children ages 0-5 in Gwinnett County.  These unique families struggle with complex challenges that include poverty, social isolation, family violence, mental illness, addiction, criminogenic involvement, immigration issues and low to moderate resiliency scores.  The Chispa Program is intended to empower families and build strong resilient communities via education, early childhood development and parent leadership.  Chispa utilizes Parents as Teachers (PAT) and evidence-based home visitation model, to ensure school readiness and achievement among pre-school age children.