With rising prices, food insecurity is a major challenge for so many in our community. We are collecting nonperishable food for our client pantries in Los Angeles. Our on-going needs are for kitchen staples like canned fruits, vegetables or meats, packaged meals or sides, rice, beans or other nonperishable items for distribution to our families. […]
As Los Angeles continues on the road to recovery, El Nido case managers, counselors, home visitors, and nurses continue to be an important and valuable resource to El Nido families. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, many thousands of vulnerable youth and families have access to a better future. Our 2022 Impact Report summarizes […]
A group of amazing volunteers spent their Saturday morning stuffing 200 duffel bags with sports equipment for the kids at El Nido Family Centers.
Play It Forward a student-run organization sponsored the event and provided the sports gear for the duffels, and our longtime partner Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities contributed fitness essentials and goodies for the event.
As we plan for the year ahead, we look back… There’s no doubt that 2021 was yet another difficult year for so many Angelenos, but generous supporters and volunteers have stepped up to help struggling families across our city. As we prepare for the year ahead, we reflect on ‘moments that made us’ in 2021 […]
Thank you to our Holiday Wrap-A-Thon Volunteers and Gift Donors! Thank you to our dedicated volunteers who attended our Family Giveaway Holiday Wrap-a-thon! Donning their favorite ugly holiday sweaters, and bringing armloads of wrapping paper, our volunteers spent a recent Saturday morning making cards and wrapping over 1,500 gifts for over 300 El Nido children, […]
Thank you to our dedicated volunteers, and generous supporters who helped make Thanksgiving memorable for our families in need in Los Angeles. Our Thanksgiving food distribution event gave away Thanksgiving meal boxes for our families at Cedar Grove at Jordan Downs in Watts, and families from the Early Head Start and South L.A. programs. Thank […]
“I have always gotten satisfaction and have made a large impact on many people as an active EL Nido Board Member and as an Executive Service Corps consultant,” says Fred Samulon. However, he notes that tutoring allowed him to make a “personal connection and a noticeable impact on one individual.” Virtual tutoring during the pandemic […]
Thank you! Your support has allowed us to continue helping families in person and remotely throughout the pandemic. Our 2020 Year-End Update Report is a testament to what is possible when El Nido’s community of supporters comes together to support families in crisis. Your Support Shores Up the Front Line This past year, supporters have […]
Thank you to our Virtual Career speakers and Tutors who reflect Martin Luther King’s message of service and love to the community. Virtual Tutors 2020-2021 Thank you to our Virtual Tutors who helped our students with their classwork while learning from home. Leila Airedell * Isabella Diaz * Mackenzie Fortner * Micah Freeman * Ashley […]
How you can help struggling families during the holidays Each year during the holiday season, we appeal to your generosity to provide critical needs for struggling families. This year – one unlike any other – your support will make a tremendous difference to ease the challenges that families are facing. Support our Family Giveaway: We […]
El Nido Family Centers is proud to announce a new grant and partnership with Cedars-Sinai and project partner Alba-Walker Life Strategies in an innovative non-profit and private practice collaboration to expand mental health services to families affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The goal of the project is to improve the mental health and family functioning […]
Our 2020 Year End Donor Impact Report shares highlights on the last half of the calendar year, a period when volunteers and supporters turned out en masse to help guide families through the darkest days of the pandemic crisis. We hope this report provides you with a sense of encouragement and confidence in knowing that […]
COVID-19 Relief Efforts As an essential services provider during this crisis, El Nido has distributed over $6 Million in critical cash aid to families affected by the crisis. These funds have been donated to the Mayor’s Angeleno Fund from supporters across LA and beyond, and entrusted to El Nido to distribute as direct cash aid, which […]
Culinary Academy youth served a delicious vegetarian meal for more than 50 children and parents, featuring products donated from ALDI Markets; Empanadas and Mini Tostadas