Our Annual Garden Gala is in TWO WEEKS on September 7th.
RSVP Now to support LA youth and families.
Our Annual Gala is being held Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the exclusive Virginia Robinson Gardens in Beverly Hills.

Guests experience the sunset while enjoying cocktails, tastings, garden tours, live/silent auction, and gourmet dinner.

Get a head start on bidding, and preview our Live auction items! The online auction will close on Thursday at 5pm and will resume on event day. A selection of items include:

Timbers Kaua‘i 7-Night Stay
4 Days/3 nights at Canyon Ranch
Catered Meal for 12 by El Nido's Culinary Academy
Pool Party for 12 at Robinson Gardens
Dooney & Burke Bag
Tickets to Real Time with Bill Maher

And many more...Click below to browse and bid

By supporting our Annual Garden Gala, you change lives for young Angelenos like these...
As the coming school year swiftly approaches, we are proud to acknowledge 34 young El Nido clients from Compton, Pacoima and South LA who were provided with college scholarships from generous El Nido donors, including:

  • Shirley de Miranda Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Payson Wolff Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • The Ella Fitzgerald Memorial Scholarship
  • The Friends of Robert W. Scrivner
  • Scott Matula-Beltch and Friends
  • The Family of Margie Guzman
  • The Payson Wolff Family

Many of these youth grew up in environments with few academic role models and a litany of challenges, yet despite these circumstances, and with support of El Nido services and programs, they have excelled academically and set a goal to graduate college.

Since 1992, El Nido has awarded 491 scholarships.
Steven was nearly consumed by gang life...but thanks to El Nido supporters like you, he is on a path to success...

Steven is a second year scholarship recipient attending West LA College. Born with a speech impediment, a history of gang involvement, and a recent diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis, he has overcome daunting challenges with the help of El Nido.

“I want to use my knowledge and continue working in the public sector to make a difference in my community. This is important because great programs like El Nido help pave the way for the young aspiring people who genuinely want to succeed and change the lives of youth that face similar circumstances like mine.”
With the support and guidance from El Nido counselors and support staff, Steven turned his life around, unlocked his motivation to model perseverance and commitment to inspire other disadvantaged youth.
El Nido Culinary Training and Kitchen Academy Partners With ALDI
ALDI (Markets) has partnered with El Nido's Culinary Academy to provide quality foods and assist budding chefs learn how to prepare fresh, wholesome foods on a budget. ALDI's partnership honors their commitment to provide support to Los Angeles' disadvantaged communities.
This past month, students in the Culinary Academy created sweet and savory summer dishes, with recipes they developed using ALDI products.

Throughout the course of their program, the students continue to hone their craft by developing tasty recipes for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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