On July 28th, El Nido’s Junior Board of Directors hosted the 2nd Annual Barrels & Bottles Benefit, welcoming over 70 people to an upscale Hancock Park home. In total, well over $6,000 was raised for El Nido’s Business and Tech academies, two programs that expose at-risk teens to in-demand careers, teach practical job readiness skills, and build confidence.
El Nido’s Culinary program students showed off their skills with tray-passed appetizers, while a volunteer sommelier oversaw wine tastings from a broad variety of vineyards.
Junior Board co-president Annie Deng summed up the feeling of her fellow board members saying “Your support of these programs means the world to us and to the students who attend them—so thank you!”
El Nido’s provides critical services to local families in need, through educational programs for youth and teens, in home counseling with parents, and comprehensive services such as parent education, employment assistance, legal aid, and community activities.
El Nido works across Los Angeles to protect children, provide educational enrichment, and lift families out of poverty.
Today, services are provided at schools, homes, and centers across Los Angeles County.
The Junior Board is a group of philanthropically-minded young professionals seeking to positively impact the lives of at-risk children and youth in the greater Los Angeles area through enriched extracurricular offerings and increased exposure to diverse education and career opportunities.
Specifically, the Junior Board has undertaken the mission of ensuring the continued operation and success of the Business and Tech Academies, programs that expand students’ exposure to different career paths through the lens of self-directed entrepreneurial ventures (in the Business Academy) and computer programming (in the Tech Academy).