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NBC reports on El Nido scholarship students

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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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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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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W.M. Keck Foundation Awards Grant to El Nido for Tech and Business Academies

El Nido is proud to announce the Business and Tech Academies thanks to a generous grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation. The two-year project will provide youth with hands-on opportunities to explore career paths requiring post-secondary education, including business administration, finance, marketing, culinary arts, computer science and software application development. The goal is to...
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California Community Foundation Awards Grants to El Nido Family Centers

Funds Help Parents Effectively Guide Their Children’s Education, Gain Advocacy Skills, and Obtain Vital Health Care Services According to Executive Director Liz Herrera, “Parents in Los Angeles can be overwhelmed when attempting to navigate the options for education and health care for their children. With the funds from the California Community Foundation, El Nido staff...
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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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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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FamilySource Center Beautification Project in South Los Angeles

Thank you to Gibson Dunn for helping to make our new South-West Los Angeles FamilySource Center welcoming, and all of the volunteers who made this beautification project possible!   El Nido transforms lives for more than 10,000 Angelinos every year…here’s how we do it…  
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Building Stronger Families (BSF) Program

El Nido Family Centers Announces New Building Stronger Families Program

We are proud to share the news that El Nido has been selected to implement the Building Stronger Families (BSF) Program at our new Compton site.  Funded by First 5 LA and part of Best Start Compton-East Compton Movement, BSF is based on the premise that families are central to ensuring that children are healthy,...
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Garden to Table Luncheon Event Celebrates Educational Culinary Arts Program

PACOIMA YOUTH AND FAMILIES WILL PROSPER FROM GARDEN AND EDUCATIONAL KITCHEN El Nido Family Centers, Councilmember Fuentes and Hugo’s Restaurants Partner on Program When the tomato, squash, and zucchini seeds were planted, when the rosemary, mint and cucumbers were picked, and when the carrots, green onions and lettuce were transformed into tasty appetizers, a community...
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