The Junior Board is a group of philanthropically-minded young professionals seeking to positively impact the lives of at-risk children and youth in the greater Los Angeles area through enriched extracurricular offerings and increased exposure to diverse education and career opportunities.
Specifically, the Junior Board has undertaken the mission of ensuring the continued operation and success of the Business and Tech Academies, 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).
The Junior Board’s Barrels & Bottles Benefit was on August 18, 2018, in Hancock Park, Los Angeles, and included:
El Nido works across Los Angeles to protect children, provide educational enrichment, and lift families out of poverty.
El Nido (the Nest) was founded in 1925 by the National Council of Jewish Women to provide meals and respite care to undernourished and neglected girls. In the 1960s, the organization expanded to include residential shelters, and offered guidance for abused, abandoned and runaway girls.
By 1979, El Nido became formally independent and had grown to include both boys and girls. As the incidence of child abuse, school failure, youth crime and teen pregnancy increased, El Nido’s focus evolved to community-based prevention and early intervention.
Today, services are provided at schools, homes, and centers across Los Angeles County.
Funds raised from the benefit directly support the continued operation of El Nido’s Business and Tech Academies.
Please support these future young leaders!
Junior Board Chair
Junior Board Member
El Nido Family Centers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Taxpayer Identification Number: 95-3186429