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El Nido culinary training kitchen

Help make our training kitchen complete!

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 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 days of...
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In-N-Out Burger Foundation Gives Back to Our Community

Since 1984, the In-N-Out Burger Foundation has been helping abused and neglected children as their way of giving back to the communities where they live and do business.  For almost 20 years, they have been a steadfast supporter of El Nido’s efforts to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect in some of the most...
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GRYD photography students at the aquarium

Women Helping Youth a Picture of Success

Since 2011, professional photographer and dedicated volunteer Richard Doran has led youth photography classes at our Pacoima FamilySource Center for students in our Gang Reduction and Youth Development program. In that time the course has evolved from a basic lesson in techniques into an enriching experience that inspires students to imagine and plan for a...
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College Corner group at LMU campus

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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Early Head Start Kids Visit Tooth Fairy Cottage

El Nido’s Early Head Start families visited the Children’s Dental Center of Greater Los Angeles – Tooth Fairy Cottage on May 18, 2017. Families learned about the anatomy of the mouth, participated in a craft activity, were shown how to brush and floss their teeth, and were provided with a toothbrush.
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City of Compton Salutes El Nido Coaches and Mentees

We salute all the life coaches in El Nido’s Building Stronger Families program, funded by First 5 LA! These mentors were recently recognized by Mayor Aja Brown and council members from the City of Compton for their completion of a 9-week life-coach program.  They praised them for their dedication, commitment, and great efforts to empower,...
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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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An El Nido Alumna Paying it Forward

El Nido alumna, Kenia Pech, is the perfect example of “paying it forward.” As a teen parent in high school, Kenia was referred to El Nido Family Centers, where she received the constant support and counseling that enabled her to graduate near the top of her class. After enrolling at Cal State Long Beach, Kenia...
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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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El Nido Family Centers Celebrates 90 Years

El Nido Family Centers has come a long way from its modest beginning in 1925 as a camp for undernourished children in Laurel Canyon.  Originally founded by the National Council of Jewish Women, and now a separate entity, El Nido provides a wide array of community-based services across Los Angeles County to those most in need....
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