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) […]
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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 […]
Thank you to all our supporter of our Garden Gala, held Saturday, September 11, 2021 at the historic Virginia Robinson Gardens, Beverly Hills. Our Garden Gala has come and gone, and we couldn’t have asked for a more inspiring and beautiful evening! It was wonderful to reconnect after a year at home and enjoy each […]
“I have always gotten satisfaction and have made a large impact on many people as an active EL Nido Board Member and as an Executive Service Corps consultant,” says Fred Samulon. However, he notes that tutoring allowed him to make a “personal connection and a noticeable impact on one individual.” Virtual tutoring during the pandemic […]
Volunteer Luke Shuman knows what makes kids like math. At just 17 years old, he developed a new math program for El Nido’s south-west Los Angeles elementary school students. It allows students to virtually practice and showcase their math skills in a fun environment. The program is centered around Kahoot, a game-based learning platform. During […]
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.