Join El Nido’s Junior Board for an afternoon of wine tasting! Experience an afternoon of wine tasting led by Sean Van Straatum, Certified Sommelier and the Food & Beverage Director of the Oakmont Country Club, and enjoy appetizers created by students from our culinary program. Enjoy wines from JUSTIN, light bites, a silent auction, and […]
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. […]
Thank you for joining us for our Garden Gala, on Saturday, September 10, 2022! At the historic Virginia Robinson Gardens, in Beverly Hills. El Nido’s Annual Garden Gala is our primary fundraising event of the year. This exclusive, upscale event at the historic Robinson Gardens features:❖ Live music❖ Hosted bar and signature cocktails❖ Garden tours❖ […]
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 […]
We are so grateful for the hundreds of volunteers who have generously donated their time to help transform the lives our El Nido families. Volunteering not only warms one’s heart, but also deeply impacts those who receive this special gift. Beverly and Will share their volunteer experiences See all our Volunteer Opportunities or sign up […]
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.
To say the pandemic has taken a toll on our students would be an understatement. Kids may be back in the classroom, but many are struggling to catch up. That’s where you can help. We are looking for homework helpers for 3rd through 12th graders in English (basic reading comprehension, high school literature analysis, Shakespeare) […]
Volunteer Luke Shuman knows what makes kids like math. At just 17 years old, he developed a new math program for El Nido’s south-west Los Angeles elementary school students. It allows students to virtually practice and showcase their math skills in a fun environment. The program is centered around Kahoot, a game-based learning platform. During […]
By growing the food, harvesting and sharing the bounty, El Nido’s clients made a connection to each other, their families and their neighborhood. The El Nido garden also supplied herbs and vegetables to our culinary skills teaching kitchen.
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 […]
We may all be practicing social distancing, but you can still be a volunteer remotely. VIRTUAL CAREER EXPLORATION 2020 The purpose of this program is to familiarize youth with careers that they are interested in, and introduce them to new career opportunities. Most important, we want to engage young people with experts in the field […]
“El Nido was an agency that saved my life, by creating a belief in myself and what I can do as a positive force” Diane M. lived the kind of life in which suicide was never far from her mind. A childhood victim of sexual abuse by a grandfather, Diane was also afflicted with schizo-affective disorder, a persistent […]