Free Workshop: Financial Planning for Tax Season

Are you prepared for tax season? Controller Ron Galperin would like to invite you to attend a Financial Planning Program for Tax Season Workshop, on Saturday, April 1st at the Mark Ridley-Thomas Constituent Services Center. This Tax Season Workshop will include information about the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), and Individual/Tax-Deferred Retirement Accounts. Join us to learn how to prepare for tax season! Event Information: When:  Saturday, April 1, 2017 Time:  9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Where:  Mark Ridley-Thomas Constituent Service Center, Community Room 8475 S. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90044 Who:  Free and open to the…

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Congratulations to Our 2016-2017 Scholarship Recipients

Every spring, El Nido Family Centers recognizes the achievements of a number of our college-bound clients by awarding them with scholarships.  At a luncheon held at Cal State Los Angeles, on Thursday, June 23, we presented 35 El Nido program alumni with scholarships to assist them in furthering their education.  We also congratulated our graduating four-year scholarship recipients, Evelyn Batres and Carolina Najarro, who earned their bachelors’ degrees in June from UCLA and Cal State Northridge, respectively. For these young adults, the challenges they have faced during their high school years make a college education an impressive achievement: most of…

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El Nido Family Centers Proudly Announces Building Stronger Families, A New Program With Best Start Compton-East Compton

We are proud to share the news that El Nido has been selected to implement the Building Stronger Families (BSF) Program at our new Compton site.  Funded by First 5 LA and part of Best Start Compton-East Compton Movement, BSF is based on the premise that families are central to ensuring that children are healthy, safe and prepared for school. Families thrive in the context of communities that provide them with support, services and opportunities to connect with one another. “We are excited for this opportunity to create activities that will empower teen/young parents to have positive relationships with family…

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The Hollywood Times: El Nido Garden Gala

El Nido Family Centers Celebrates 90 Years of Saving Lives By: Dr. Laura Wilhelm, LauraWil Intercultural Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 10/14/15 – On Saturday, September 19th, 2015 El Nido Family Centers celebrated its 90th anniversary with hundreds of guests at Robinson Gardens located at 1008 Elden Way. This is Beverly Hills’ first estate built in 1911 that has been under restoration since 1982 by the Friends of Robinson Gardens and Los Angeles County. Guests entered the six-acre estate’s expansive grounds, toured the gardens, and enjoyed a garden-inspired dinner and live jazz on the Great Lawn. Prominent attendees included…

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90th Garden Gala

El Nido Family Centers’ 90th anniversary Garden Gala was a huge success! Saturday, September 19 at Robinson Gardens in Beverly Hills

The oldest estate in Beverly Hills, with its truly magnificent gardens and breathtaking views, was the fitting setting for El Nido’s 90th Anniversary Garden Gala on Saturday, September 19. Guests arrived at Robinson Gardens at the “golden hour,” that time before sunset when the skies are redder and softer, giving everything a lush patina, setting the stage for a magical evening.   The spotlight was on El Nido’s newly launched “Garden to Table” program that provides training and mentorship with the culinary industry through urban gardening, cooking and restaurant management. Youth assisted in cooking demonstrations on the tennis court with…

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