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 […]
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 […]
Thanks to a grant from Women Helping Youth, our students will be using brand new photography equipment! They recently took a field trip to the Aquarium of the Pacific with their new equipment to learn how to take photos under difficult lighting conditions.
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 […]
Don Grierson recently took time out of his busy schedule to teach a special class on entrepreneurship at El Nido’s Business Academy. Mr. Grierson, a legendary, internationally acclaimed music executive who signed or helped guide many music super stars, now operates his own music industry consulting company. He shared his expertise in business, marketing and […]
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.
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, […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 at […]
As El Nido celebrates our 90th year, we have embraced a number of new projects focused on health and nutrition to help improve our young clients’ and their families’ well-being. These include our Pacoima Community Garden and wholesome cooking classes, our South LA Tiny Tot Playscape Garden, and our Compton Health Fair held at the […]
Compton Health Fair As El Nido celebrates our 90th year, we have embraced a number of new projects focused on health and nutrition to help improve our young clients’ and their families’ wellbeing. These include our Pacoima Community Garden and wholesome cooking classes, our South LA Tiny Tot Playscape Garden, and our Compton Health Fair […]