When Robert was thirteen, a friend who was in El Nido Family Centers’ GRYD program brought him to El Nido.
“No matter how bumpy the road, you have to get up and keep trying because everyone has a purpose in life; you just have to find out what it is and then pursue it” Felicia G. was first introduced to El Nido Family Centers at the age of 16, shortly after she’d given birth to […]
“El Nido saved my life” Last year, Kathy P., proudly added a fourth Emmy to her mantle. She won her first three Emmys as well as a Peabody Award, a Columbia duPont Award, and two Golden Mike Awards for her work directing local newscasts and high-profile trials over the past three decades, including covering the […]
On June 19th thirty-six clients of El Nido were awarded scholarships while their families, El Nido staff, and donors gathered to support their achievement. Go East LA graciously hosted the luncheon event on campus at California State University of Los Angeles. The event opened with words of encouragement from the keynote speaker Dr. Jessica Morales-Chicas […]
El Nido has built a learning kitchen to provide pathways to success for the next generation! We’re no longer a culinary class without a kitchen. After months and months of planning, fundraising, heaps of red-tape, and hurdles, we are now a culinary class with an AMAZING state-of-the-art kitchen. We’ve come a long way from the […]
Young mothers receive motivation – El Nido Family Centers in LA offers therapeutic help and encourages them towards academic achievements La Opinion, by: JACQUELINE GARCÍA MAY 12, 2018 Evelyn Balbuena was just 16 when she found out she was pregnant. She was afraid, not only because she had to face motherhood at a very young age, […]
On April 24, El Nido Family Centers’ Building Stronger Families Young Drive Parents (YDP) Leadership Group presented the Third Annual By Teen for Teens: Teen and Young Parent Conference at the Compton-Dollarhide Community Center. The goal of the conference was to build stronger social connections between teen and young parents, social service providers, educational institutions […]
Since 1984, the In-N-Out Burger Foundation has been helping abused and neglected children as their way of giving back to the communities where they live and do business. For almost 20 years, they have been a steadfast supporter of El Nido’s efforts to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect in some of the most […]
El Nido Family Centers held a Healthy Families Fair as a kick off to April’s National Child Abuse Prevention Month on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at their Manchester Avenue location in Los Angeles. El Nido families attended this special event which focused on preventing child abuse and neglect. Parents were provided information on effective parenting skills […]
Thanks to a grant from Women Helping Youth, our students will be using brand new photography equipment! They recently took a field trip to the Aquarium of the Pacific with their new equipment to learn how to take photos under difficult lighting conditions.
El Nido’s FamilySource Centers in Pacoima and Southwest Los Angeles offer services that assist and encourage students toward college admission. Tutoring, homework assistance and school transition workshops are provided for students of all ages and their parents. El Nido’s College Corner group offers admissions materials, financial aid resources, SAT/ACT prep classes, informational workshops and field […]
We are excited to announce that El Nido Family Centers is nearing completion on the construction phase of its culinary skills training kitchen located at our FamilySource Center in Pacoima. The kitchen will provide a multitude of enriching opportunities for vulnerable and at-risk youth and parents. Culinary Skills Training Kitchen This culinary job training kitchen […]
Don Grierson recently took time out of his busy schedule to teach a special class on entrepreneurship at El Nido’s Business Academy. Mr. Grierson, a legendary, internationally acclaimed music executive who signed or helped guide many music super stars, now operates his own music industry consulting company. He shared his expertise in business, marketing and […]