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Pacific Western Bank Helps El Nido Business Academy Students

Last month El Nido’s Business Academy students attended several classes with special sessions by Pacific Western Bank.  Representatives Jerry Mendoza and Peter Issa conducted a finance presentation for the youth and provided them with take away info bags.  The youth enjoyed learning about business, management, HR and finance. Launched in April 2017, El Nido’s Business...
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Pacoima FamilySource Center Awarded 4 Stars by City of Los Angeles

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...
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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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Congrats to the El Nido Scholarship Recipients!

44 Vulnerable Youth Make Their Way to College Thanks To El Nido Family Centers A homeless 16 year old girl is one of 44 at-risk high school students from Compton, Pacoima and South LA who received college scholarships and shared their stories about their struggles and adversities to achieve their dream. Many of these 44...
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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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Success Story: It’s Never Too Late for Building Stronger Families

“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...
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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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