What’s Going On

El Nido Garden Gala 2017

Third Annual Garden Gala Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 at Robinson Gardens

El Nido Family Centers’ Third Annual Garden Gala Celebrating Creativity, Collaboration and Transformation September 23, 2017  Thank You El Nido Supporters! You are helping us make a difference to families in need. Third Annual Garden Gala Highlights Click here for more Gala photos… Over 300 guests strolled Robinson Gardens at El Nido Family Centers’ 3rd...
Continue Reading

Congrats to the El Nido Scholarship Recipients!

44 Vulnerable Youth Make Their Way to College Thanks To El Nido Family Centers A homeless 16 year old girl is one of 44 at-risk high school students from Compton, Pacoima and South LA who received college scholarships and shared their stories about their struggles and adversities to achieve their dream. Many of these 44...
Continue Reading

Early Head Start Kids Visit Tooth Fairy Cottage

El Nido’s Early Head Start families visited the Children’s Dental Center of Greater Los Angeles – Tooth Fairy Cottage on May 18, 2017.  Families learned about the anatomy of the mouth, participated in a craft activity, were shown how to brush and floss their teeth, and were provided with a toothbrush.
Continue Reading

El Nido’s Building Stronger Families 2nd Annual Teen and Young Parent Conference

El Nido’s Compton based Building Stronger Families (BSF) Program hosted a very successful teen parent conference at Cal State Dominguez Hills on May 2nd. The goal of the conference was to build stronger social connections between teen and young parents, social service providers, CSUDH and other Compton Community stakeholders. Thank you, Saul Figueroa, El Nido’s BSF...
Continue Reading

Compton Salutes El Nido Coaches and Mentees

We salute all the life coaches in El Nido’s Building Stronger Families program, funded by First 5 LA! These mentors were recently recognized by Mayor Aja Brown and council members from the City of Compton for their completion of a 9-week life-coach program.  They praised them for their dedication, commitment, and great efforts to empower,...
Continue Reading

W.M. Keck Foundation Awards Grant to El Nido for Tech and Business Academies

El Nido is proud to announce the Business and Tech Academies thanks to a generous grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation. The two-year project will provide youth with hands-on opportunities to explore career paths requiring post-secondary education, including business administration, finance, marketing, culinary arts, computer science and software application development. The goal is to transition...
Continue Reading

Success Story: It’s Never Too Late for Building Stronger Families

“My own father never hugged me. I grew up thinking he didn’t even like me.” “But after taking classes at El Nido, I realized he just didn’t know how to do certain things. In El Nido’s ‘Building Stronger Families‘ program, we learn why we need to do certain things as fathers. The relationship I want...
Continue Reading

El Nido’s Healthy Families Fair in South LA

A fun-filled day for our children and parents Over 200 families enjoyed El Nido’s Healthy Families Fair Saturday, March 25, 2017 at our South Los Angeles site. The Fair raised awareness of child abuse prevention with engaging activities and art projects. Thank you to KMEX for covering our Healthy Families Fair and interviewing Clinical Director...
Continue Reading

California Community Foundation Awards Grants to El Nido Family Centers

Funds Help Parents Effectively Guide Their Children’s Education, Gain Advocacy Skills, and Obtain Vital Health Care Services According to Executive Director Liz Herrera, “Parents in Los Angeles can be overwhelmed when attempting to navigate the options for education and health care for their children. With the funds from the California Community Foundation, El Nido staff...
Continue Reading

An El Nido Alumna Paying it Forward

El Nido alumna, Kenia Pech, is the perfect example of “paying it forward.” As a teen parent in high school, Kenia was referred to El Nido Family Centers, where she received the constant support and counseling that enabled her to graduate near the top of her class. After enrolling at Cal State Long Beach, Kenia...
Continue Reading

CBS / KCAL: People Making a Difference featuring El Nido’s Richard Doran

CBS / KCAL Los Angeles recently featured El Nido Family Centers on their People Making a Difference segment. Reporter Lisa Sigell interviews professional photographer Richard Doran about his volunteer work teaching photography at El Nido Family Centers and student Roberto Lopez about his new passion for making photography his career.  
Continue Reading

FamilySource Center Beautification Project in South Los Angeles

Thank you to Gibson Dunn for helping to make our new FamilySource Center in South-West Los Angeles welcoming, and all of the volunteers who made this beautification project possible!  Here are some photos from this fantastic day… [gm album=23]   El Nido transforms lives for more than 10,000 Angelinos every year…here’s how we do it…...
Continue Reading