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

Dear Clients:  If your family is in need of support from El Nido Family Centers, do not come to an El Nido center.
During these challenging times, we at El Nido hope that you and yours are healthy and coping with the constraints we are all facing as a result of the coronavirus.
We want to reach out and let you know how we are continuing to address the needs of vulnerable children and families. Our highest priority is their safety and health, as well as that of our dedicated staff. This is such a difficult time for all, on so many levels, especially for those in the communities we serve. 
Our case managers, counselors, home visitors, and nurses are continuing to be an important and valuable resource to El Nido families, and are providing services remotely to ensure that they get the support they need. Families have expressed gratitude for continued support during this crisis. In addition, our FamilySource Centers are providing direct emergency funds and supplies for enrolled families. In the coming days we anticipate funds from the City of Los Angeles to enable us to provide emergency assistance to more people. In this event, we will likely need volunteers, and we will keep you informed.
We still have a long way to go before the US and world see our way out of this crisis, but the care and compassion we show to one another each day will help us all immensely in the short and long terms. 
Highlights from El Nido's programs and partners
Free Tax LA covid-web-updates

Get Free Tax Help from Free Tax Prep LA and El Nido Family Centers

A Message on COVID-19 from Free Tax Prep Los Angeles We are taking proactive steps to ensure the health and wellbeing of VITA staff, volunteers, and clients. Free Tax Prep LA sites are closed until further notice. California taxpayers will have an additional 90 days—until July 15—to file their federal and state taxes without interest...
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Junior Board KickNic Fundraiser, January 25, 2020

El Nido’s Junior Board invites you to come spend a fun day in the park with El Nido families for our 2nd Kickball Picnic (or, as we affectionately call it – KICKNIC!) Inspired by El Nido’s mission to empower families in low-income communities of Los Angeles County, the Junior Board encourages you to come meet and...
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El Nido tech academy snapshot

Your Support Helps South LA Youth Find Role Models and Build Job Skills at Tech Academy

“El Nido is like a second family, if you don’t have anybody to talk to, you can always go there for resources, people and mentors that can help you” – Kennedy, Tech Academy youth El Nido is a mentorship opportunity to help out youth in my city that don’t get much help – Billy, Tech...
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El Nido Scholarship Recipients 2019

El Nido Awards 34 Scholarships at Luncheon Event

We are very proud of our 34 young adults from Compton, Pacoima and South LA who received college scholarships. This year, two of El Nido college scholarship recipients graduated with bachelor’s degrees, and one of our recipients is in his second year Ph.D. program at UC Santa Cruz. Many of these recipients grew up in environments...
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4th Annual Teen & Young Parent Conference Highlights

On Tuesday, April 23, 2019, El Nido partnered with the Best Start Watts-Willowbrook Community and the Human Services Department (HSD) at California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) to host the Fourth Annual Teen and Young Parent Conference on the beautiful campus of CSUDH in the city of Carson. The theme of this year’s conference was...
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el nido kitchen-students-at gala-2018

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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