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Your Support Helps South LA Youth Find Role Models and Build Job Skills at Tech Academy

“El Nido is like a second family, if you don’t have anybody to talk to, you can always go there for resources, people and mentors that can help you” – Kennedy, Tech Academy youth El Nido is a mentorship opportunity to help out youth in my city that don’t get much help – Billy, Tech...
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El Nido Scholarship Recipients 2019

El Nido Awards 34 Scholarships at Luncheon Event

We are very proud of our 34 young adults from Compton, Pacoima and South LA who received college scholarships. This year, two of El Nido college scholarship recipients graduated with bachelor’s degrees, and one of our recipients is in his second year Ph.D. program at UC Santa Cruz. Many of these recipients grew up in environments...
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El Nido Garden Gala 2019

2019 Garden Gala @ Robinson Gardens, Beverly Hills

El Nido’s Fifth Annual Garden Gala was held Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the exclusive Virginia Robinson Gardens estate in Beverly Hills. El Nido’s Annual Garden Gala is the primary fundraising event of the year. This evening at the historic Robinson Gardens will help to fund our work with children and families in some of...
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4th Annual Teen & Young Parent Conference Highlights

On Tuesday, April 23, 2019, El Nido partnered with the Best Start Watts-Willowbrook Community and the Human Services Department (HSD) at California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) to host the Fourth Annual Teen and Young Parent Conference on the beautiful campus of CSUDH in the city of Carson. The theme of this year’s conference was...
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Culinary Academy and Training Kitchen

El Nido has built a learning kitchen to provide pathways to success for the next generation! We’re no longer a culinary class without a kitchen. After months and months of planning, fundraising, heaps of red-tape, and hurdles, we are now a culinary class with an AMAZING state-of-the-art kitchen. We’ve come a long way from the...
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Young mothers receive motivation, therapeutic help

Young mothers receive motivation – El Nido Family Centers in LA offers therapeutic help and encourages them towards academic achievements La Opinion, by: JACQUELINE GARCÍA  MAY 12, 2018 Evelyn Balbuena was just 16 when she found out she was pregnant. She was afraid, not only because she had to face motherhood at a very young age,...
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College Corner: El Nido Students Study Up On Choosing A College

El Nido’s FamilySource Centers in Pacoima and Southwest Los Angeles offer services that assist and encourage students toward college admission. Tutoring, homework assistance and school transition workshops are provided for students of all ages and their parents. El Nido’s College Corner group offers admissions materials, financial aid resources, SAT/ACT prep classes, informational workshops and field...
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El Nido’s Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Programs

El Nido’s child abuse prevention and treatment programs provide comprehensive, even life-saving services to children and their family members. Our program goals are to reduce the symptoms of child abuse, the incidence of repeat abuse, or to prevent the likelihood of abuse. Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Given the stress families are experiencing, the need...
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Harold Edelstein Foundation Brightens the Futures of El Nido Clients

For over ten years, the Harold Edelstein Foundation has funded the Harold Cares About Your Future program for El Nido teen clients.  The program teaches participants about goal-setting, family planning, money management, resume creation, employee rights, job applications, job interview preparation, winning work attitude and habits, and practices mock job interviews.  Our Fall Session group...
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Success Story: It’s Never Too Late for Building Stronger Families

“My own father never hugged me. I grew up thinking he didn’t even like me.” “But after taking classes at El Nido, I realized he just didn’t know how to do certain things. In El Nido’s ‘Building Stronger Families‘ program, we learn why we need to do certain things as fathers. The relationship I want...
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