Jr. Board Supports Business & Tech Academies With Benefit

About the Junior Board of Directors

The Junior Board is a group of philanthropically-minded young professionals seeking to positively impact the lives of at-risk children and youth in the greater Los Angeles area through enriched extracurricular offerings and increased exposure to diverse education and career opportunities.

Specifically, the Junior Board has undertaken the mission of ensuring the continued operation and success of the Business and Tech Academies, programs that expand students’ exposure to different career paths through the lens of self-directed entrepreneurial ventures (in the Business Academy) and computer programming (in the Tech Academy).

  • El Nido Tech Academy

About the Benefit

The Junior Board’s Barrels & Bottles Benefit was on August 18, 2018, in Hancock Park, Los Angeles, and included:

  • Beer and wine flights accompanied by tasting notes from a prominent Los Angeles area sommelier
  • Access to an exclusive private residence in the heart of Hancock Park, Los Angeles
  • Delectable plant based hors d’oeuvres prepared and served by Wendy Centeno and students participating in El Nido’s culinary arts program
  • Silent auction
  • Musical entertainment

About El Nido

El Nido works across Los Angeles to protect children, provide educational enrichment, and lift families out of poverty.

El Nido (the Nest) was founded in 1925 by the National Council of Jewish Women to provide meals and respite care to undernourished and neglected girls.  In the 1960s, the organization expanded to include residential shelters, and offered guidance for abused, abandoned and runaway girls.

By 1979, El Nido became formally independent and had grown to include both boys and girls. As the incidence of child abuse, school failure, youth crime and teen pregnancy increased, El Nido’s focus evolved to community-based prevention and early intervention.

Today, services are provided at schools, homes, and centers across Los Angeles County.

Funds raised from the benefit directly support the continued operation of  El Nido’s Business and Tech Academies.

Please support these future young leaders!

Juliana Soic

Junior Board Chair

Annie Deng

Junior Board Member

El Nido Family Centers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  Taxpayer Identification Number: 95-3186429