“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.
Growing Up in South LA in the 1960’s By: Rebecca Arce, El Nido Alumni and Scholarship Recipient I had the honor to meet Beverly Tate, professor, and author, through El Nido’s Living History project, where youth interview seniors to get a cultural and inter-generational exchange of ideas. Beverly, like myself, had to navigate young adulthood […]
El Nido’s Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD) program’s mission is to strengthen youth/young adults, family, and community resistance to the influence of gangs by fostering public/private collaborations and supporting community-based prevention and intervention services. The City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD) was established in July of 2007 […]
Help El Nido Students Achieve Higher Education Goals Every spring, El Nido Family Centers recognizes the achievements of a number of our college-bound clients by awarding them with scholarships. Since 1992, the scholarship program has awarded financial assistance to over 500 current and former clients who are pursuing advanced education degrees. It extremely rewarding to […]
Thank you! Your support has allowed us to continue helping families in person and remotely throughout the pandemic. Our 2020 Year-End Update Report is a testament to what is possible when El Nido’s community of supporters comes together to support families in crisis. Your Support Shores Up the Front Line This past year, supporters have […]
Each week, El Nido’s Culinary To-Go program provides families with grocery boxes and recipes to cook healthy meals. Together, families enjoy wholesome, nutritious meals along with a family-friendly activity, during our virtual cooking classes.
Thank you to our Virtual Career speakers and Tutors who reflect Martin Luther King’s message of service and love to the community. Virtual Tutors 2020-2021 Thank you to our Virtual Tutors who helped our students with their classwork while learning from home. Leila Airedell * Isabella Diaz * Mackenzie Fortner * Micah Freeman * Ashley […]
How you can help struggling families during the holidays Each year during the holiday season, we appeal to your generosity to provide critical needs for struggling families. This year – one unlike any other – your support will make a tremendous difference to ease the challenges that families are facing. Support our Family Giveaway: We […]
Though we could not be together in person at our annual Garden Gala this year, we decided to take our party online! On Saturday, October 17, 2020, we invited guests to dine with us from home — as a community — as we came together to support El Nido Family Centers. Dinner was provided by our […]
The El Nido’s Junior Board of Directors held their 3rd Annual Barrels & Bottles Benefit, a fun evening of wine tasting led virtually by an incredible sommelier on Friday, August 21st, 2020. This unique event allowed attendees to participate in a virtual wine tasting led by Helen from Helen’s Wines. Proceeds go to El Nido […]
El Nido Family Centers is proud to announce a new grant and partnership with Cedars-Sinai and project partner Alba-Walker Life Strategies in an innovative non-profit and private practice collaboration to expand mental health services to families affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The goal of the project is to improve the mental health and family functioning […]
Our 2020 Year End Donor Impact Report shares highlights on the last half of the calendar year, a period when volunteers and supporters turned out en masse to help guide families through the darkest days of the pandemic crisis. We hope this report provides you with a sense of encouragement and confidence in knowing that […]