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. […]
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) […]
26 Vegetarian Recipes Developed by the El Nido Community Culinary Council & El Nido Culinary Coordinator, Max Kaplan
“I have always gotten satisfaction and have made a large impact on many people as an active EL Nido Board Member and as an Executive Service Corps consultant,” says Fred Samulon. However, he notes that tutoring allowed him to make a “personal connection and a noticeable impact on one individual.” Virtual tutoring during the pandemic […]
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.
Growing Up in South LA in the 1960’s By: Rebecca Arce, El Nido Alumni and Scholarship Recipient I had the honor to meet Beverly Tate, professor, and author, through El Nido’s Living History project, where youth interview seniors to get a cultural and inter-generational exchange of ideas. Beverly, like myself, had to navigate young adulthood […]
El Nido’s Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD) program’s mission is to strengthen youth/young adults, family, and community resistance to the influence of gangs by fostering public/private collaborations and supporting community-based prevention and intervention services. The City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD) was established in July of 2007 […]
Thank you! Your support has allowed us to continue helping families in person and remotely throughout the pandemic. Our 2020 Year-End Update Report is a testament to what is possible when El Nido’s community of supporters comes together to support families in crisis. Your Support Shores Up the Front Line This past year, supporters have […]
Each week, El Nido’s Culinary To-Go program provides families with grocery boxes and recipes to cook healthy meals. Together, families enjoy wholesome, nutritious meals along with a family-friendly activity, during our virtual cooking classes.
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 […]