April 2011 

News from El Nido Family Centers

We've gone electronic!

In This Issue
2010 Champions for Families Awards
Combining Hard Work with Play
Hub City Teens and Their Angels
A Benefactor's Lifelong Gifts to El Nido
Ahmanson Funding
A Scholarly Profile

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September 15, 2011

2010 Champions for Families Awards


Honorees from the 2010 Champions for Families  

Awards Gala:  


The Bridges Family, Outstanding Family Award  

(Accepted by Wendy & Beau Bridges)


Stuart Berton,  

Lifetime Champion Award


The California Wellness Foundation,  

Community Impact Award


John Dilts,  

Rose Norton Volunteer of the Year Award  

(In Memoriam)


Find highlights of the Champions for Families Awards Dinner here!





Financial support from businesses and foundations sustains El Nido's programs and has a direct impact on our clients. We are so grateful to these organizations for partnering with our agency!


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We are happy to announce that El Nido is transitioning to an electronic newsletter.


We think you'll find our updated format to be streamlined and user-friendly. Going electronic benefits our organization by reducing printing and mailing expenses, and we'll end up saving some trees in the process, too!


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We're also proud to unveil a brand new

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Liz Herrera

Executive Director

El Nido Family Centers

Combining Hard Work with Play  


early_head_start January's opening of the "Tiny Tots Playscape," along with an expansion of services to support additional families, bolsters an already thriving Early Head Start Program at El Nido's South Los Angeles Center. Read more.


Hub City Teens and Their Angels



 Hub City Teens, an Internet-based social networking business launched in 2009, is flourishing today, thanks to the continued involvement of its youth founders, its popularity among new program participants, and the unwavering commitment of Maverick Angels volunteers. To learn more about El Nido's aspiring entrepreneurs and their amazing mentors,  click here .


A Benefactor's Lifelong Gifts to El Nido

El Nido Family Centers is the recipient of a $25,000 bequest from the estate of Jeanne Giovannoni, a longtime El Nido supporter and board member, and an expert in the field of child abuse.  Read more about Jeanne's many gifts to our organization.


Ahmanson Funding

Youth Development Program 

A recent grant of $44,000 from The Ahmanson Foundation brings transportation and technology to El Nido's Compton Center. Click here to read about the range of youth opportunities afforded by these additional resources.

A Scholarly Profile


In spite of the challenges that face youth in the economically deprived communities served by El Nido, many of our teen clients have the drive and aptitude to succeed in college. To learn about how El Nido's Scholarship Program is helping one such student attain her goals at UC Riverside,  read on!