El Nido recently awarded 25 college scholarships to current or former program participants at a luncheon held at Cal State Los Angeles. The afternoon was a very special event for our students, their families and our guests. Colleges our honorees will be attending include UCLA, Mt. St. Mary’s, Cal States and community colleges. Majors include […]
For the second year, El Nido was invited by Univision to participate in Feria Financiera: Plan Prosperidad (Financial Fair: Plan Prosperity), a free event, open to the public hosted by the Spanish-language television network and USC and presented by Wells Fargo. The fair offered seminars on personal finance, small business, education aid, and home and […]
El Nido has served the Compton community for almost 30 years. El Nido’s Compton Youth Development Program partners with schools, and law enforcement to help at-risk youth embrace a positive path to responsible adulthood. Now, El Nido has formed a new initiative with Big Up Kidz called Cross-Age Tutoring. Students and tutors meet at the […]
Teen pregnancy is on the decline in Los Angeles, but more work is needed in the communities El Nido serves. Executive Director Liz Herrera and Zuly Quezada, El Nido Alumni, counselor and former teen parent client, are interviewed for NBC’s Dr. Bruce Hensel’s segment on Teen Pregnancy in Los Angeles. See the entire interview on […]
Each year, El Nido Family Centers and our compassionate sponsors spread a little holiday cheer for our clients with toys, books and Santa. In 2013 our toy donors included; Baby2Baby, Citibank, Northrop Grumman, Oakwood School, Wells Fargo, and Westmount Asset Management. Volunteers included; Alatorre Market, Community Lawyers, Inc., Oakwood School, and Wells Fargo.
We thank our Champions for Families Awards Dinner Master of Ceremonies Belita Moreno, for her assistance in making our evening one of the most successful events in El Nido history! Best known as the salty mother on the “George Lopez,” sitcom, Ms. Moreno is also a seasoned acting coach and worked to prepare El Nido’s […]
Find out how to deliver hope and opportunities to those families that need it the most by donating to El Nido’s Annual Holiday Campaign…
The Champions for Families Awards Dinner is El Nido Family Centers’ annual fundraiser to support vital programs as well as to celebrate our friends and supporters. Awards are presented to individuals or organizations for their dedication in assisting under-served, abused or neglected children, adolescents or youth in our community. El Nido’s clients are highlighted as […]
Since 1992 El Nido Family Centers has awarded over 300 college scholarships to our youth. Luncheons are a moving awards ceremony for our recipients and their families or supporters. Our first scholarships were personally funded by then Board President Larry Carmen. In 2013, eighteen aspiring college graduates received scholarships through the support of; the Payson […]
Over 35 DIRECTV employees traded technology for paint brushes and gave El Nido Family Centers’ Compton site a fresh new look.
El Nido’s First Annual Health Fair brought our clients and families together to promote healthy living through physical, mental, emotional and environmental health. Activities included; Kaiser Permanente’s Mobile Health Vehicle, health screenings, information about nutrition, exercise classes, and more in a fun, interactive way. The Health Fair committee members led by Board member Monica Rogan […]
Learn more about how Valley Presbyterian Hospital’s “Compassion in Action” program made a difference with their May food drive for El Nido’s families
With more interested participants than we could take in the first year, the Mentorship program matched up forty-seven 11th and 12th grade El Nido clients in the South Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley regions with students from California State University of Los Angeles and California State University of Northridge for a period of six months. The goal was for mentors […]
Thanks to the generosity of Yasiel Puig’s Wild Horse Children’s Foundation, and local Los Angeles businesses, about 600 families enrolled in El Nido Family Centers’ programs received fifty pound boxes filled with essential items each such as groceries, safety items, and a hot meal. The family giveaway took place on Friday, June 26 and Monday, […]