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El Nido Family Centers’ mission is to empower families in low-income communities of Los Angeles County to break the cycle of poverty, child abuse and neglect, violence, academic failure, and teen pregnancy through outstanding educational, youth development, health and therapeutic services

 

Highlights from El Nido's programs and partners

Garden Gala 2018 Recap

El Nido’s Fourth Annual Garden Gala was held Saturday, September 22, 2018.
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Jr. Board Supports Business & Tech Academies With Benefit

The Junior Board has undertaken the mission of ensuring the continued operation and success of El Nido Family Centers’ Business Academy and the Tech Academy, programs that expand students’ exposure to different career paths through the lens of self-directed entrepreneurial ventures (in the Business Academy) and computer programming (in the Tech Academy).
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Scholarship July 2018

Payson Wolff 26th Annual Scholarship Awards Event

Thirty-six El Nido clients were awarded scholarships while their families, El Nido staff, and donors gathered to support their achievement. Each recipient received their awards as their academic achievements and involvement with El Nido and communities were highlighted by their donors.
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Culinary Academy and Training Kitchen

El Nido has built a learning kitchen to provide pathways to success for the next generation! We’re no longer a culinary class without a kitchen. After months and months of planning, fundraising, heaps of red-tape, and hurdles, we are now a culinary class with an AMAZING state-of-the-art kitchen. We’ve come a long way from the...
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Young mothers receive motivation, therapeutic help

Young mothers receive motivation – El Nido Family Centers in LA offers therapeutic help and encourages them towards academic achievements La Opinion, by: JACQUELINE GARCÍA  MAY 12, 2018 Evelyn Balbuena was just 16 when she found out she was pregnant. She was afraid, not only because she had to face motherhood at a very young age,...
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Third Annual By Teen for Teens: Teen and Young Parent Conference

On April 24, El Nido Family Centers’ Building Stronger Families Young Drive Parents (YDP) Leadership Group presented the Third Annual By Teen for Teens: Teen and Young Parent Conference at the Compton-Dollarhide Community Center. The goal of the conference was to build stronger social connections between teen and young parents, social service providers, educational institutions...
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