October: Fall News

 2013 Bienvenidos Casino Night – A Huge Success!

It was a perfect evening for playing casino games. The weather was gorgeous, drawing 300 guests for our 6th Annual Casino Night held at the fabulous SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills. The night was filled with the cheers of winning hands, auction bids, and dancing music. Guests were treated to beverages donated by AsomBroso and Gallo Wines, as well as a heavenly dessert spread from Porto’s Bakery.
We are grateful to Wells Fargo, our top Casino Night sponsor, for believing in and support the high-quality social services work that we provide.

All event profits benefit the children and families served by Bienvenidos.

Photos brought to you by All Elements Photobooth

Casino Night Photo Booth

TELASOFA & Bienvenidos Present the East LA Film Festival

On September 13th, 2013, Bienvenidos and The East Los A Society of Film and Arts (TELASOFA) presented The East Los Angeles Film Festival at Self Help Graphics in Downtown LA. The focus of the festival was to “provoke thought and inspire solutions” through multi-cultural films on issues affecting our communities.

The youth presenting films at the festival take part in a collaborative mentorship program by Bienvenidos, TELA-SOFA, and the entertainment industry with emphasis on prevention of HIV, substance abuse,  violence, and teen pregnancy.

The year long program culminates with the film festival, where the youth groups are able to showcase their films and art alongside the directors, producers, and artists that mentored them.

Proyecto Mercado Fresco Project

Torres High School Students as the Proyecto Mercado Fresco