El Nido Family Centers Honors KCET with Community Impact Award

EL NIDO FAMILY CENTERS CHAMPIONS FOR FAMILIES AWARDS DINNER 2012
Youth Performances Drive the Message: "87 Years of Cultivating Hope, Trust & Growth"
KCET TO RECEIVE COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD

(Los Angeles, CA) - El Nido Family Centers is proud to present The Sixth Annual Champions for Families Awards Dinner at the Skirball Cultural Center, Thursday, September 13, 2012.

The Awards Dinner will send the message: "87 Years of Cultivating Hope, Trust and Growth," as El Nido's youth will be the real stars of the evening, with their interactive exhibits including art, music, dance and entrepreneurial projects. The event is crucial to those who have relied on El Nido since it was founded in 1925.

The evening recognizes the commitment and success of individuals and corporate partners working with El Nido in pursuit of its Mission...a commitment to the underserved and at-risk population of Los Angeles County. We are proud to be honoring Liz Herrera, El Nido Family Centers' Executive Director, with the Lifetime Champion Award, for 30 years of serving El Nido and the community. We are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to honor KCET with the Community Impact Award to highlight their dedication and commitment for quality education and family programming. Additional honorees, who will be selected based on the significant contributions they have championed for the welfare of children, youth and families in Los Angeles, will be announced shortly.

Along with the moving award presentations, the evening promises to be entertainment-filled. Unlike other "award dinners," the Champions event pulls the audience in as clients share their journey via dramatic readings, personal conversations with guests and live performances.
The loss of millions of dollars in public money from local and state governments means El Nido is forced to cut services to over 14,000 children, parents and family members in Los Angeles that they help every year.

Cocktails, dinner, 'MAJOR. the crooner' and a fabulous live and silent auction round out the night. Tickets are $125 per person and can be purchased on line at elnidofamilycenters.org or by calling 818.830.3646.

Past Champion honorees include Edward James Olmos, Wendy and Beau Bridges and the Bridges Family, Irwin S. Field, the Eisner Foundation, Wells Fargo, Citibank, Emerging Markets, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ms. Connie Rice.

For sponsorship and registration information, please click here.

El Nido's Vision An end to intergenerational poverty, child abuse, teen pregnancy and juvenile delinquency.

El Nido's Mission To empower at-risk children, youth and families in Los Angeles County, through education and social services, to overcome trauma, gain self-esteem and achieve their goals.

For press information, photos or interviews email Elaine Doran or call Doran Public Relations 818.238.9005. For information on El Nido, please visit the website and Facebook.

The Skirball Cultural Center is located at 2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90049.
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