La Virtual Fiesta de Las Doradas

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La Fiesta de Las Doradas 2020

Benefitting NYA to Support and Educate At-Risk Youth

We’re throwing a Virtual Fiesta!! It's a golden opportunity to make a difference from the comfort of your own home on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Join us in your best fiesta attire and toast yourself for supporting NYA’s’ good work!

Zoom meeting log-in will be emailed to all donors

There are TWO ways to support Las Doradas through this event:

1. Purchase Hawaii Trip Opportunity Drawing tickets

The prize: a fabulous Pleasant Holidays Vacation for two to Maui: with round-trip air from LAX for two for 8 days/7 nights at the Royal Lahaina Resort, with a $300 credit at selected resort restaurants and two luau tickets (a $288 value). Made possible by a grant from the WILLIAM H. HANNON FOUNDATION.

Hawaii Trip Opportunity Drawing Tickets:
6 for $25 or 15 for $50

Congratulations to the 2020 winner, Joyce W.!

2. Donate to support the NYA Wish List items such as:

$20 buys books and games – from SAT Prep to Candyland

$40 underwrites the monthly NYA program fees for one student – families contribute $40 toward tuition for the first child and $30 for each additional  sibling towards the costs of the NYA programming

$60  buys noise canceling headphones with microphones – this helps students tune out background noise during online classes

$100 towards one of 24 college scholarships awarded yearly

$300 underwrites one family’s internet fees for one year

$500 sends one teen to a week of Leadership Camp in Yosemite

$900 buys a senior a laptop to take to college

$1,840 funds the new i-Ready online program for math and English for a year - provides all NYA students individualized instruction based on their skill levels
Wish list donations are unrestricted.

Second Drawing for Wish List Donors:
Wish List donations over $100 are automatically entered into a second drawing for a $100 Amazon Gift Card, or one week in Palm Desert!  (Hawaii drawing ticket purchases do not count as donations for this drawing)

Congratulations to Palm Desert winner Haldis T and Amazon Gift Card winner Lynn G.!

For more information, email

If you prefer to donate by check, mail to:

Las Doradas

1046 Hartzell Street

Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Thank you for your support!

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Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA, USA
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Our Story
Las Doradas & NYA


NYA has served children in Venice since 1906  and has been innovative in meeting their families' needs during the disruption of pandemic, from programing a virtual summer school for over 100 kids to supplying much needed food pick ups, NYA is very much still meeting the needs of the children and families in their community.

NYA's mission is to enable at-risk children and youth to achieve their personal best, by providing a comprehensive set of educational enhancement services, academic support, counseling, career planning, and cultural enrichment activities in a sustained, focused manner during their preschool through high school years.

Again this year, 100% of NYA’s high school seniors graduated on time – more than 48% higher than the on-time graduation rate at nearby Venice High School, and 100% of NYA’s most recent graduates are enrolled in college. This success is all the more valuable considering that all of NYA’s students are low-income and 96% will be among the first in their families to attend college. NYA’s personalized, comprehensive approach provides students with academic support, counseling, college and career planning, cultural and recreational enrichment activities, as well as leadership skills development activities.


Since 1962 Las Doradas has supported and educated at-risk youth through over $730,000 in funding. We began as a social group who wished to use their crafting talents to benefit others.

As the group is named after the female followers of Pancho Villa, a fiesta and bazaar were the early vehicle for gathering friends together and raising money. As we have throughout our history our Active and Patron members enlist spouses, kids and friends to throw fun and successful events.

Las Doradas partners with the Neighborhood Youth Association to educate and support disadvantaged  and deserving kids and their families. After school programs at the Las Doradas Learning Center in Venice serve kids from kindergarten through high school, and graduates are often the first in their families to attend college.

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