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Barrells And Bottles Event Beer Tasting

Barrels & Bottles Benefit Hosted by El Nido’s Junior Board

The Junior Board’s Barrels & Bottles Benefit will include: Beer and wine flights accompanied by tasting notes from a prominent Los Angeles area sommelierAccess to an exclusive private residence in the heart of Hancock Park, Los AngelesDelectable plant based hors d’oeuvres prepared and served by Wendy Centeno and students participating in El Nido’s culinary arts...
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El Nido Garden Gala 2019

Garden Gala 2019

El Nido’s Fifth Annual Garden Gala will be held Saturday, September 7, 2018 at the exclusive Virginia Robinson Gardens estate in Beverly Hills. El Nido’s Annual Garden Gala is the primary fundraising event of the year. This exclusive evening at the historic Robinson Gardens features: ❖ Cocktail reception featuring hors d’ oeuvres from El Nido’s...
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El Nido’s Pacoima FamilySource Center

The FamilySource Centers (FSC) are collaborative one-stop community centers designed to assist low-income residents in the City of Los Angeles to become self-sufficient by increasing family income and academic achievement for youth and adults. FSCs offer services including; counseling, parent education, employment assistance, legal aid, financial literacy classes, adult education, tutoring & homework help, benefits...
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Your gift will break the cycle…

Our best hopes for the future rest on how well we nurture our children today… Because a child cannot grow up twice For youth in our community who are struggling with gang violence, poverty, homelessness or abuse – the experience is harrowing, and seems insurmountable. But last year, El Nido made a difference in the...
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Junior Board and GRYD “KickNic” @ Pacoima

Over 100 youth and families from El Nido Family Centers’ Gang Reduction program were treated to a party in the park with their families thanks to the members of the newly organized El Nido Junior Board of Directors.  The Kickball Picnic (or “Kicknic”) was held at Ritchie Valens Recreation Center in Pacoima on Saturday, January...
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Garden Gala 2018 Recap

El Nido’s Fourth Annual Garden Gala was held Saturday, September 22, 2018.
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Jr. Board Supports Business & Tech Academies With Benefit

The Junior Board has undertaken the mission of ensuring the continued operation and success of El Nido Family Centers’ Business Academy and the Tech Academy, 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).
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Scholarship July 2018

Payson Wolff 26th Annual Scholarship Awards Event

Thirty-six El Nido clients were awarded scholarships while their families, El Nido staff, and donors gathered to support their achievement. Each recipient received their awards as their academic achievements and involvement with El Nido and communities were highlighted by their donors.
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Culinary Academy and Training Kitchen

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...
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Young mothers receive motivation, therapeutic help

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,...
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Third Annual By Teen for Teens: Teen and Young Parent Conference

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...
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In-N-Out Burger Foundation Gives Back to Our Community

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...
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