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. […]
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.
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.
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.
Culinary Academy youth served a delicious vegetarian meal for more than 50 children and parents, featuring products donated from ALDI Markets; Empanadas and Mini Tostadas
Launched in April of 2019, El Nido’s GRYD Gaming Group is off to a great start at our Pacoima FamilySource Center. The goal of the class is to utilize something that our youth are already engaged in, as a vehicle to help build “soft” skills and community collaboration.
The FamilySource Centers (FSC) are collaborative one-stop community centers designed to assist low-income residents in the City of Los Angeles to become self-sufficient by increasing family income and academic achievement for youth and adults. FSCs offer services including; counseling, parent education, employment assistance, legal aid, financial literacy classes, adult education, tutoring & homework help, benefits […]
All of my goals have been accomplished, because as a teen parent El Nido Family Centers taught me how to set goals and boundaries for myself, how to be a great mother, how to apply for a job, and how to give back to my community.
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 […]
El Nido’s FamilySource Center (FSC) in Pacoima was recognized by the City of Los Angeles during the Community Action Board Meeting at LA City Hall and awarded 4 stars for meeting their annual performance goals in the 2016-2017 program year. The city’s SOFA performance report measures 4 important categories: Customer Satisfaction (conducted by CSUN at […]
On Thursday, April 16th, El Nido Family Centers, in partnership with Councilmember Felipe Fuentes and Hugo’s Restaurant co-owners, Emily and Tom Kaplan, brought together businesses, corporations, foundations, and individuals for a very special Garden to Table luncheon at the Pacoima Community Center in part to celebrate El Nido’s 90th Anniversary. “El Nido is revitalizing the […]