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Volunteer Voices: Beverly T. and Will C. Share Their Stories

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.

El Nido Family Center is a valuable resource for children and families. Its power lies in its dedicated community of donors and volunteers.

I had a wonderful opportunity to participate in El Nido’s Living History Project with Rebecca Arce, a Biola University graduate. Our inter-generational dialogues were refreshing and engaging. We both shared many of the same personal and educational experiences growing up in South Los Angeles.

One of my favorite quotes that I keep on my home desk: “One individual can make a difference but together we can change the world.”

Beverly Tate Educator and Author

“Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another.” ~Erma Bombeck

Being a tutor has been a very fulfilling experience for me. It is exciting to see the students’ newfound interest and enthusiasm when I am able to help them with problems or explain new topics to them.

I strive to make my tutoring sessions into safe and fun environments where the kids aren’t afraid to ask questions, feel comfortable with the pacing, and most importantly, enjoy the learning process.

Over the course of the 8 months that I have been a tutor for El Nido Family Centers, I’ve learned a great deal not only about how most effectively to teach a certain topic or subject but also about the significance of helping other people and the drastic impact that it can have on both the students and myself.

The opportunity to tutor young kids in mathematics, a particularly strong subject for me, has allowed me to foster my passion for helping other people in a familiar medium. I now understand that everybody needs help, and it is important to ask for it when needed. As a community, we should do all that we can to support one another whether it be through tutoring, a kind gesture, or something else entirely. You never know how far a little bit of help can go.

Will Chandrasekhar

High School Student


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