El Nido Family Centers joins those who have spoken out against the blatantly racist and deeply hurtful comments made by members of the LA City Council directed at members of the Black, LGBTQ, indigenous, Jewish, and Armenian communities – people who are integral to the fabric of this city. At a moment when LA is […]
Thank you for joining El Nido’s Junior Board for an afternoon of wine tasting! Oakmont Country Club Sommelier, Sean Van Straatum guided us through each sip, giving us a background on each bottle. We enjoyed wines from Justin Wine, light bites, a silent auction, and mingling with friends while raising funds for El Nido Family […]
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. […]
Thank you for joining us for our Garden Gala, on Saturday, September 10, 2022! At the historic Virginia Robinson Gardens, in Beverly Hills. El Nido’s Annual Garden Gala is our primary fundraising event of the year. This exclusive, upscale event at the historic Robinson Gardens features:❖ Live music❖ Hosted bar and signature cocktails❖ Garden tours❖ […]
As Los Angeles continues on the road to recovery, El Nido case managers, counselors, home visitors, and nurses continue to be an important and valuable resource to El Nido families. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, many thousands of vulnerable youth and families have access to a better future. Our 2022 Impact Report summarizes […]
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) […]
As we plan for the year ahead, we look back… There’s no doubt that 2021 was yet another difficult year for so many Angelenos, but generous supporters and volunteers have stepped up to help struggling families across our city. As we prepare for the year ahead, we reflect on ‘moments that made us’ in 2021 […]
Thank you to our Holiday Wrap-A-Thon Volunteers and Gift Donors! Thank you to our dedicated volunteers who attended our Family Giveaway Holiday Wrap-a-thon! Donning their favorite ugly holiday sweaters, and bringing armloads of wrapping paper, our volunteers spent a recent Saturday morning making cards and wrapping over 1,500 gifts for over 300 El Nido children, […]
Thank you to our dedicated volunteers, and generous supporters who helped make Thanksgiving memorable for our families in need in Los Angeles. Our Thanksgiving food distribution event gave away Thanksgiving meal boxes for our families at Cedar Grove at Jordan Downs in Watts, and families from the Early Head Start and South L.A. programs. Thank […]
My journey has been difficult, but it’s made me who I am today. I want to share a little bit of that with you in the next few minutes. To begin, I’d like to share a little about my childhood. I grew up in a family with five brothers and three sisters. I was the […]
26 Vegetarian Recipes Developed by the El Nido Community Culinary Council & El Nido Culinary Coordinator, Max Kaplan
Thank you to everyone who supported or joined us for the El Nido Junior Board’s 4th Annual Barrels & Bottles Benefit. The event was a great success, raising over $20,000 to support our youth educational programming and provide pathways for success. El Nido’s Culinary program students showed off their skills with appetizers, and wine […]