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El Nido’s 2019-2020 Impact Report

This has been already been an unprecedented year of great hardship for the Angelenos we serve, however due to the generosity of our donors from across this great city and beyond, many thousands of vulnerable youth and families have access to a better future. We’ve just completed El Nido’s 2019-2020 Impact Report, summarizing accomplishments from...
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Black Lives Matter: A Message from El Nido Family Centers

Justice, Justice shall you pursue… (Deuteronomy 16:20) We share the obligation to pursue all types of justice: racial, economic, social. We hurt from the brutal police killing of George Floyd and the resulting nationwide civil unrest, compounded by the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic with its economic and psychological effects. We are outraged by...
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El Nido’s Response to COVID-19

As an essential services provider during this crisis, El Nido has distributed nearly $2 Million in critical cash aid to families affected by the crisis. Our case managers, counselors, home visitors, and nurses continue to be an important and valuable resource to El Nido families during this crisis. El Nido depends upon your support in order...
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El Nido Family Centers' clients drive-through Yasiel Puig's Wild Horse

Yasiel Puig’s Wild Horse Foundation Partnership

Thanks to the generosity of Yasiel Puig’s Wild Horse Children’s Foundation, and local Los Angeles businesses, about 600 families enrolled in El Nido Family Centers’ programs received fifty pound boxes filled with essential items each such as groceries, safety items, and a hot meal. The family giveaway took place on Friday, June 26 and Monday,...
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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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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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Third Annual By Teen for Teens: Teen and Young Parent Conference

On April 24, El Nido Family Centers’ Building Stronger Families Young Drive Parents (YDP) Leadership Group presented the Third Annual By Teen for Teens: Teen and Young Parent Conference at the Compton-Dollarhide Community Center. The goal of the conference was to build stronger social connections between teen and young parents, social service providers, educational institutions...
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NBC4: El Nido Scholarships Get Students to College After Overcoming Obstacles

Recently NBC Los Angeles covered our 2017 Scholarship Awards Luncheon.  John Cádiz Klemack reports on two El Nido clients who overcame hardships to graduate from high school and are now furthering their education thanks to scholarships. This year, 44 young adults were awarded scholarships by El Nido Family Centers. Some either a victim of child...
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El Nido’s Building Stronger Families 2nd Annual Teen and Young Parent Conference

El Nido’s Compton based Building Stronger Families (BSF) Program hosted a very successful teen parent conference at Cal State Dominguez Hills on May 2nd. The goal of the conference was to build stronger social connections between teen and young parents, social service providers, CSUDH and other Compton Community stakeholders. Thank you, Saul Figueroa, El Nido’s BSF...
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CBS / KCAL: People Making a Difference Featuring El Nido’s Richard Doran

CBS / KCAL Los Angeles recently featured El Nido Family Centers on their People Making a Difference segment. Reporter Lisa Sigell interviews professional photographer Richard Doran about his volunteer work teaching photography at El Nido Family Centers and student Roberto Lopez about his new passion for making photography his career.  
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