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44 Vulnerable Youth Make Their Way to College Thanks To El Nido Family Centers

El Nido’s 25th Annual Scholarship Luncheon A homeless 16 year old girl is one of 44 at-risk high school students from Compton, Pacoima and South LA who received college scholarships and shared their stories about their struggles and adversities to achieve their dream. Many of these 44 young adults are either a victim of child abuse, parental neglect, or gang violence. Some are teen parents with extra responsibilities. Despite very challenging life circumstances they have maintained excellent grades throughout high school and have never lost sight of their goal to become a college graduate. El Nido Family Centers’ professional staff…

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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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