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4th Annual Teen & Young Parent Conference Highlights

On Tuesday, April 23, 2019, El Nido partnered with the Best Start Watts-Willowbrook Community and the Human Services Department (HSD) at California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) to host the Fourth Annual Teen and Young Parent Conference on the beautiful campus of CSUDH in the city of Carson. The theme of this year’s conference was...
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Celebrate a Mother by Empowering Another

This Mother’s Day celebrate the women you love most by making a donation in their honor to El Nido Family Centers to support mothers in Los Angeles’s most under-served communities.
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Barrells And Bottles Event Beer Tasting

Barrels & Bottles Benefit Hosted by El Nido’s Junior Board July 28 2019

Join us for the Junior Board’s Barrels & Bottles Benefit on July 28, 2019 in Hancock Park The Benefit will include: Beer and wine flights accompanied by tasting notes from a prominent Los Angeles area sommelier Access to an exclusive private residence in the heart of Hancock Park, Los Angeles Light food & appetizers will...
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El Nido Garden Gala 2019

2019 Garden Gala @ Robinson Gardens, Beverly Hills

El Nido’s Fifth Annual Garden Gala will be held Saturday, September 7, 2019 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 evening at the historic Robinson Gardens will help to fund our work with children and families in some...
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Women's Support Group

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

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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