el nido family centers non-profit Los Angeles

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
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El Nido’s Pacoima FamilySource Center

The FamilySource Centers (FSC) are collaborative one-stop community centers designed to assist low-income residents in the City of Los Angeles to become self-sufficient by increasing family income and academic achievement for youth and adults. FSCs offer services including; counseling, parent education, employment assistance, legal aid, financial literacy classes, adult education, tutoring & homework help, benefits...
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Junior Board and GRYD “KickNic” @ Pacoima

Over 100 youth and families from El Nido Family Centers’ Gang Reduction program were treated to a party in the park with their families thanks to the members of the newly organized El Nido Junior Board of Directors.  The Kickball Picnic (or “Kicknic”) was held at Ritchie Valens Recreation Center in Pacoima on Saturday, January...
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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

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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