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W.M. Keck Foundation Awards Grant to El Nido for Tech and Business Academies

El Nido is proud to announce the Business and Tech Academies thanks to a generous grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation. The two-year project will provide youth with hands-on opportunities to explore career paths requiring post-secondary education, including business administration, finance, marketing, culinary arts, computer science and software application development. The goal is to...
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El Nido’s Healthy Families Fair 2017 in South LA

Over 200 families enjoyed El Nido’s Healthy Families Fair Saturday, March 25, 2017 at our South Los Angeles site. The Fair raised awareness of child abuse prevention with engaging activities and art projects. Thank you to KMEX for covering our Healthy Families Fair and interviewing Clinical Director Alicia Trelles A fun-filled day for our children...
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California Community Foundation Awards Grants to El Nido Family Centers

Funds Help Parents Effectively Guide Their Children’s Education, Gain Advocacy Skills, and Obtain Vital Health Care Services According to Executive Director Liz Herrera, “Parents in Los Angeles can be overwhelmed when attempting to navigate the options for education and health care for their children. With the funds from the California Community Foundation, El Nido staff...
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FamilySource Center Beautification Project in South Los Angeles

Thank you to Gibson Dunn for helping to make our new South-West Los Angeles FamilySource Center welcoming, and all of the volunteers who made this beautification project possible!   El Nido transforms lives for more than 10,000 Angelinos every year…here’s how we do it…  
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Congratulations to Our 2016-2017 Scholarship Recipients

Every spring, El Nido Family Centers recognizes the achievements of a number of our college-bound clients by awarding them with scholarships.  At a luncheon held at Cal State Los Angeles, on Thursday, June 23, we presented 35 El Nido program alumni with scholarships to assist them in furthering their education.  We also congratulated our graduating...
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Wilshire Boulevard Temple Makes Holidays Brighter for El Nido Clients

Over 215 toys were collected by Wilshire Boulevard Temple’s Early Childhood Centers for El Nido’s children. All types of games, dolls and gifts were dropped off at the Glazer/East and Mann/West Centers during December. The Jewish traditions of Tzedakah (charity) and Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) are cornerstone values of the temple’s nursery schools. “It’s...
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El Nido Family Centers’ 90th Anniversary Garden Gala was a huge success! Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Robinson Gardens in Beverly Hills

Garden Gala Video   El Nido Family Centers’ 90th anniversary Garden Gala was a huge success! Saturday, September 19 at Robinson Gardens in Beverly Hills The oldest estate in Beverly Hills, with its truly magnificent gardens and breathtaking views, was the fitting setting for El Nido’s 90th Anniversary Gardens on Saturday, September 19. Guests arrived...
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Garden to Table Luncheon Event Celebrates Educational Culinary Arts Program

PACOIMA YOUTH AND FAMILIES WILL PROSPER FROM GARDEN AND EDUCATIONAL KITCHEN El Nido Family Centers, Councilmember Fuentes and Hugo’s Restaurants Partner on Program When the tomato, squash, and zucchini seeds were planted, when the rosemary, mint and cucumbers were picked, and when the carrots, green onions and lettuce were transformed into tasty appetizers, a community...
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Citibank Provides Financial Literacy Classes in Pacoima

For the last nine years, Citi has generously given its time and resources to El Nido clients through “Taking Charge” classes in Pacoima. Multiple workshops are held throughout the year and are incorporated into the overall parenting curriculum. Per Liz Herrera, El Nido Executive Director, nearly 200 teen and adult parents participated during this past...
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Grifols Biologicals Gives El Nido Students a Tour

Willie Zuniga, president of Grifols Biologicals Inc., encourages youth in El Nido’s Gang Reduction and Youth Development Program to continue their education and seek careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. A recent tour of the Grifols facility enabled El Nido students to personally gain knowledge of these rewarding and important occupations. ...
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