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Achievement Institute of Scientific Studies

The Achievement Institute of Scientific Studies' (AISS) mission is to help economically disadvantaged high school students gain a university education in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

In 1998 Paul Riordan, after 30 years in education with the Santa Ana Unified School District, decided it was time to retire and pursue a lifelong vision, helping kids achieve a better tomorrow. His true passion came to fruition when he worked with school officials and business leaders to design a program allowing low income students an opportunity for higher education in STEM fields. In 2001 AISS was born. AISS concentrates this effort with students from six high schools in the Santa Ana Unified School District.

AISS operates a comprehensive two year program over the course of the students' junior and senior years of high school. AISS offers 20 to 24 young economically disadvantaged scholars the competitive tools to gain entry into the most prestigious universities in the country where they will study science, technology, engineering and math academic paths.

AISS' current and past scholars represent the top 10% academically in their schools. Most are from economically disadvantaged homes in Santa Ana and are the first in their families to attend universities. Historically the scholars have been overwhelmingly Hispanic (98%) and female (85%).

AISS' program focuses on three major areas: STEM Career Awareness and College Readiness (SAT/ACT preparations, university and scholarship research, advance math tutoring/critical thinking and writing), Life Skills/Cultural Capital (leadership, time management, manners, presentations, business ethics, and networking).

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Big Blue Marble

Our mission is to educate and inspire children to become caretakers of the planet’s natural resources, endangered species and underprivileged people.

Big Blue Marble is working towards establishing educational stewardship programs and partnering with other non-profits to provide educational opportunities and hands-on activities for children, including those in low-income areas. The purpose of the educational programs is to awaken the children’s role as caretakers of our planet and instill a sense of leadership for taking care of people and preserving nature. BBM’s Save Coins for Causes, Let’s Make a Difference award-winning book series will be used as tools to teach children about some of their favorite causes.  

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Bolsa Chica Land Trust

The Bolsa Chica Land Trust's mission is the acquisition, preservation and restoration of the entire Bolsa Chica ecosystem and the education of the public to its natural and historic significance.

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Boys and Girls Club of Stanton

The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Stanton is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

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Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano

Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano has a unique dual mission:
1) To increase academic opportunity for highly motivated, underserved students and put them on the trajectory of a successful college path, and
2) To inspire and develop the next generation of teachers and educational leaders.

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Centennial Farm Foundation

The Mission of the Centennial Farm is to raise support for the programs of the Centennial Farm. The Centennial Farm has accepted the challenge of bringing agriculture education to the public, with a special emphasis on children, who will be tomorrow's decision makers and consumers. The Centennial Farm serves guests with a variety of programs. Most of the participants come from schools in Orange County however it is a unique facility that attracts visitors from surrounding counties. The Farm also welcomes guests on self-guided tours. Agriculture is a $23 billion industry in the State of California, making it the leading agricultural state in the United States. And yet most children are not aware of the importance of farming and how food gets to their plate. They also learn that agriculture employs 1 in 10 of all employees in California and could be a viable and stable option for employment. Additionally, in 2009, 26% of the students tested for the Fitnessgram in Orange County were considered to have unhealthy body weight. With childhood obesity at this rate, learning about food and healthy choices is more critical than ever. While the Orange County region has a reputation as an affluent community, many of the children are from low-income and at-risk families. According to the OC Community Indicators, only 53% of families in Orange County can afford to buy a home and to rent a 1-bedroom apartment a household earning minimum wage would need to work 131 hours per week. Therefore in most homes both parents are working, multiple jobs in many cases. The Centennial Farm offers an after school program as a safe, enriching option during the critical hours of 3pm to 6pm. In addition, many of our local schools have cut back or eliminated field trips. Because the Centennial Farm is unique, educational, and free with available scholarships for transportation, it is many classes only field trip of the year.

 

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Constitutional Rights Foundation Orange County

Our mission is to provide civic education today for a stronger democracy tomorrow.  We do this through our programs which engage and empower nearly 8,000 youth each year to become active, responsible members and leaders in our community.  We are dedicated to allowing teens to explore opportunities, develop life skills, succeed in mastering academic standards, and gain the confidence to be productive members of the community. We fill a critical need for civics education for middle and high school students.  

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Crystal Cove Conservancy

Crystal Cove Conservancy is the nonprofit public benefit partner to Crystal Cove State Park focusing on preservation, education, and conservation initiatives that will cultivate our planet’s next generation of environmental stewards ensuring that Crystal Cove, and places like it, live on for generations.

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Discovery Cube

The mission of Discovery Cube is to inspire and educate young minds through engaging science based programs and exhibits to create a meaningful impact on the communities they serve.

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EL TORO HIGH SCHOOL INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC AND PAGEANTRY BOOSTERS

Our mission is to develop a passion for music in high school students and to make music education available to all students regardless of previous experience or financial situation. Music should be an integral part of the school curriculum because it furthers the educational and social values of a quality education.

The study of music increases the quality of life in young people and enhances the study of other academic subjects.   We also believe this makes students happier, respectful members of society.

 

Our goal is to:

1. develop appreciation of music for a lifetime.

2. develop the ability to work as part of a team.

3. learn self-discipline and responsibility.

4. broaden cultural horizons

5. learn of music career and high education opportunities

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Environmental Nature Center

The mission of the Environmental Nature Center is to provide quality education through hands-on experience with nature. Its vision is to inspire all generations to protect the natural world by serving as our communities' foremost authority on ecological responsibility, sustainable practices and environmental education. 

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ESSILOR VISION FOUNDATION

To eliminate poor vision and its lifelong consequences.

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First Serve Santa Ana

     First Serve Santa Ana's mission is to promote educational, physical, and social development of youth in the City of Santa Ana through tennis and educational activities.

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Friendly Center, Inc.

Friendly Center is a comprehensive family and community resource center dedicated to improving the lives of children, adults, and seniors by helping them move toward self-sufficiency through immediate aid and a variety of educational and life skill programs.

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Friends of Jazz, Inc.

The mission of Friends of Jazz, Inc. is to assure the continued growth and development of jazz performance, appreciation, and education. Our motto is, "Keeping music in the schools."
 
Our goal is to encourage the enjoyment of this very American art form by assisting children with their musical education and experiences because we believe that music has the unique ability to stimulate young minds.

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Get Inspired

To inspire stewardship and curiosity for the natural world through the exploration of science. 

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GLOBAL G.L.O.W.

Global G.L.O.W., Global Girls Leading our World, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit incubator that creates and operates innovative after-school programs to mentor girls to advocate for themselves and make their communities stronger. We accelerate girls’ greatness today so that they can build a better tomorrow. We work with girls in 27 countries to overcome barriers and demonstrate improvement in five targeted outcomes: education engagement, self-advocacy, community impact, health and well-being and economic opportunity. Our programs are developed through the insights we learn from listening to the 6,000+ girls in our after-school clubs and summits. We develop and pilot unique programming in Santa Ana, California that we mobilize across our global network to meet the real needs of today’s girls. We approach all of our programming with a proprietary group-mentorship mindset to foster interpersonal relationships between women and girls. We work worldwide alongside key stakeholders such as UN Women, girls' rights NGOs, universities, and local, grassroots partners to activate girl-driven change. Our largest project is the HerStory Campaign which supports and encourages girls to share their stories, advocate for themselves and create positive change in their communities through innovative after-school programming. We believe today’s girls can and will change the world for the better, they just need the right support, resources and encouragement today.

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Grace Classical Academy, Inc.

GCA seeks to cultivate wise and virtuous students through the classical tradition in a distinctively Christ-centered way. This serves to prepare students for a God-glorifying life characterized by appreciating and applying truth, beauty and goodness.
 
GCA will become a leader in K-12 Classical Christian Education in the western United States.
 

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Growth Opportunities Through Athletics Learning & Service Goals

It is the mission of GOALS to organize and sustain long-term involvement of under-served children in distressed communities, through comprehensive after-school initiatives, which build self-esteem, strong values, and social skills. These youth development initiatives combine after-school, alternative, team oriented, athletics, academic sessions, community service to assist others and additional special program services as job training, leadership training and career counseling. 

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Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County

 

As a community-based nonprofit organization, Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County (Healthy Smiles) is dedicated to empowering all children to lead healthy and happy lives. To realize this vision, the mission of Healthy Smiles is to reduce oral disease in children through collaborative programs aimed at prevention, education, treatment, and advocacy. Each year, we provide services to over 100,000 children and families.


 

 

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High School Inc. Academies Foundation

The mission of High School Inc. is to empower youth and strengthen communities through education and business partnerships.
 
High School Inc.'s vision is to prepare high school students for a 21st Century workplace and equip them to be contributing employees, successful entrepreneurs and life-long learners. Through a focus on college and career readiness we work in and out of the classroom to support students in traditionally at risk communities with the tools to become successful graduates. It is also to support businesses with a workforce equipped to help increase productivity and profitability, stimulate job growth, and renewed sense of pride for communities.

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Imagination Now, Inc.

The mission of Imagination Now is to ignite creative genius today to fuel our brilliant tomorrows. We are committed to enhance and expand the use of imagination with interactive programs, advocacy, and resource information that encourage daily practice of creative thinking for children and their families as well as adults in professional settings. 

 
The intention of Imagination Now is to brand Orange County as a place of imagination, creativity and innovation, following in the footsteps of Walt Disney.  
 
The core concept is: Imagination plus knowledge equals creative ideas for success.  
 
Values and beliefs of Imagination Now are:
 
*  Provide engaging, interactive educational experiences. 
*  Offer unique opportunities to experience hands-on learning. 
*  Create high value for low-cost investment.   
*  Be an example of imagination in action.
*  Empower participants to believe beyond what they can imagine. 
*  Promote advocacy and resource information. 

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Inside the Outdoors Foundation

The Mission of the Inside the Outdoors Foundation is to provide financial, educational, and advisory support to the Inside the Outdoors Science Study Programs. Inside the Outdoors programs empower students, teachers, parents and the community through hands-on educational experiences in the natural world to expand their knowledge, understanding and stewardship of the environment. 

  

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Irvine Public Schools Foundation

Our mission is to enrich the educational experience of each child in every school. We achieve this by providing programs, raising funds and uniting the community in support of educational excellence. 

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Joyful Child Foundation-In Memory of Samantha Runnion

The Joyful Child Foundation - In Memory of Samantha Runnion is dedicated to preventing crime against children through programs that educate, empower, and unite families communities.  In order to fulfill our mission, The Joyful Child will:
•  Be the resource for concerned parents to engage in the movement to stop predatory crimes against children.
•  Make proactive education and empowerment tools available to all children and families.
•  Facilitate collaboration among individuals, non-profit organizations, businesses, and government to ensure that safety education and community organizing for child protection continue in perpetuity.

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Junior Achievement (JA) of Orange County

Junior Achievement's (JA) mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.

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Kid Healthy

 

Kid Healthy works to build healthy communities, to improve health and wellness by engaging school children and families from the most vulnerable communities of Southern California through culturally appropriate programs that measurably increase nutrition and fitness levels.  
 
Kid Healthy's programs:  Padres en Acción and Cooking up Change®, reach at-risk, vulnerable children and families. Our strategies engage parents and the community to provide health, nutrition and fitness education; and to provide increased physical activity opportunities with parent led active recess.  Parents learn to take the lead in the health and wellness of their homes, communities, and to role model positive behaviors daily.
 

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LEAP Learning Center

LEAP’s mission is to help disadvantaged students, who are reading below grade level, become confident and successful readers. Our LEAP Reading Intervention Program was created to eliminate the resource disparities that exist between underprivileged students and their peers by providing a free research-based guided group reading program that will ultimately equip our students with the necessary tools to reach their grade level reading goals. LEAP is committed to, and operates under, the belief that all children can learn. Our vision is to break the perpetual cycle of illiteracy and poverty by developing attitudes and behaviors that promote success in school, instill a strong work ethic, and create new paths for a bright and promising future.


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LEARN TO BE FOUNDATION

If you google "online tutoring", dozens of results will appear from companies around the world, all charging somewhere between $30-50 per hour.
 
This effectively prices out lower income families whose children could benefit from these services.
 
But not anymore.
 
Learn To Be brings low-cost or free, 1-on-1, online tutoring to K-12 underserved youth around the nation. We work with homeless youth, foster youth and students of otherwise struggling families.
 
Students are paired with volunteer tutors comprised of high school students, college students and young professionals. The two meet 1-2 times per week in a virtual classroom to work on math, reading, writing or science. To date, we’ve hosted over 34,000 sessions and provided nearly 17,000 hours of tutoring.
 
We live in a society where the gap between rich and poor grows larger everyday. Closing this gap means providing more high quality opportunities for families who need it most.
 
We’re doing that at Learn To Be.
 
Learn To Be is fully sustained from the small hourly fees that some of our families contribute. Now we’re looking to scale our program to tens of thousands of students across the nation; to students like Elliott, who joined our program recently and whose mother had this to say:
 
“I do believe there is a direct connection between tutoring and his improvements. Not only did I get an email from his counselor but also from his math teacher. The teacher stated that my son is actually participating in class discussions and answering questions aloud. This is a 100% turn around. Thank you for starting a program like this, it’s been a long hard road for my son and his struggles are my struggles. So his triumphs bring me joy in ways I can’t explain. I’m so glad I found Learn To Be.”
 
We’re not offering any quick fixes or grand solutions. Just a push towards an ideal: Individualized attention for every student who needs it. 

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Lift Up America

Lift Up America is a nonprofit 501(c)3 humanitarian aid organization that provides hope and opportunities for success to the less fortunate by engaging today’s leaders and partnering with corporations, sports and entertainment, education, media, government, and nonprofit organizations.
 
Our Mission is to Empower people by providing resources that help them develop resiliency, take responsibility for their own lives and serve the needs of their communities!

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Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific

"To instill a sense of wonder, respect, and stewardship for the Pacific Ocean, its inhabitants, and ecosystems."

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Lyceum Foundation

The Goal: of Lyceum Village is to provide busy families an “efficient” alternative to traditional after-school enrichment programs by providing access to a state-of-the-art facility that combines:

  • Top STEM, athletics (basketball, volleyball, martial arts, etc.), and music education vendors
  • Option for homework and practice proctoring
  • Parental advisory, and targeted student opportunities

We Value: education, opportunity, efficiency, and the preservation of family-time during the fleeting years of childhood.

We Aim: to support the dual-career household, and in believing that “It takes a village to raise a child,” we offer a concierge after-school parental support program, and a child transportation solution, to access Lyceum Village’s best-of-class STEAM and physical activity programs at Lyceum Village.

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MIND Research Institute

MIND Research Institute's (MIND) mission is to ensure that all students are mathematically equipped to solve the world's most challenging problems. We are a social benefit organization committed to leveling the playing field in education, creating equity among all children in the community, and closing the achievement gap. Our unique research-based math education program engages all children, regardless of socioeconomic, linguistic or cultural background.

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Newport Banning Land Trust

As the conservation partner of Newport Banning Ranch, the Newport Banning Land Trust will conserve and steward the natural open space preserve for the benefit of native species, and for the enjoyment by the public. 

Through an innovative land use and conservation project, Newport Banning Ranch is establishing an approximately 280-acre nature preserve. NBLT’s stewardship will include nurturing the conservation of rare habitats and a diverse range of native species while providing the public an opportunity to enjoy and learn about natural Orange County. Successful implementation of this vision will also help bring to life a significant portion of the long-envisioned Orange Coast River Park.

 
Our Values are as follows:  

· Support implementation of a professionally designed plan for restoration, creation, preservation and maintenance of suitable habitat.

· Collaborate with public land managers, environmental stakeholders and local governments to ensure that the natural and open space within Newport Banning Ranch is managed in an integrated regional vision.

· Provide new trail connections, signage and public access to natural lands, public parks and beaches.

· Provide educational and interpretative programs for the public on the Newport Banning Ranch lands.

· Ensure that the Newport Banning Ranch helps improve water quality through the implementation of a comprehensive water quality plan.

· Secure a long-term funding stream to support the conservation, stewardship and public access on the Newport Banning Ranch natural and open space lands.

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Newport Bay Conservancy

 

Newport Bay Conservancy (NBC) bears a singular mission to protect and preserve the Upper Newport Bay and its watershed through education, restoration, research and advocacy. For 50 years NBC has relied on the steady effort and dedication of members and volunteers without whom none of our aspirations and accomplishments, indeed our entire vision for the well-being and sustainability of the Bay, would be possible. NBC continues to be the beneficiary of a strong tradition of volunteerism and a consistent history of community support.

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Orange County Academic Decathlon Association

Orange County Academic Decathlon’s mission is to inspire academic excellence and build 21st century skills that prepare students for college and careers.
 
Students of all achievement levels prepare as a team for a competition focused on language and literature, science, mathematics, social science, economics, art, music, essay, interview, and speech.

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Orange County Children's Book Festival

Encouraging literacy, promoting authors and booksellers,aiding with pre-school vision screening, and book donation program.

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Orange County Community Housing Corp.

Founded in 1977, Orange County Community Housing Corporation (OCCHC) is committed to its mission "to transition extremely low-income families toward greater self-sufficiency through housing and education".

 
For over 40 years, OCCHC has created and continues to own and manage over 300 affordable units, serving extremely low-income families serving over 2,000 Orange County parents and children annually through housing and education.  We pursue this mission around the shared vision of a world in which each person has a sense of worth; accepts responsibility for self, family, community, and has the capacity to be productive, and to help create nurturing families and healthy communities. 

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Orange County Educational Arts Academy

The mission of the OCEAA community is to nurture all learners to become creative, critical thinkers by providing high quality standards-based instruction through the arts, technology, language and culture.

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Orange County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

The mission of the Orange County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is to help animals in need in Orange County and promote the animal/human bond. The OCSPCA provides direct aid to animals and their owners through their spay/neuter voucher program, emergency medical aid program, animal food bank and feral/community cat program. Education for the care and treatment of animals is provided through the telephone helpline, social media and elementary school programs. Therapy dogs help ease the pain of children, victims of sexual abuse, patients and the elderly with visits to children’s homes, hospitals, nursing care facilities, schools and the Orange County District Attorney’s office. It is supported entirely by public donations, and does not receive grants from any government agency or national organization nor is it affiliated with any other SPCA or humane organization.

In 2017: ■ Direct aid to over 4,750 animals ■ Over 350 Therapy dog visits to 28 facilities and special events  ■ Thousands more assisted through helpline■ More than 20,000 pounds of pet food and supplies distributed to homeless and low income families for their pets  ■ More than 115 Canine Literacy Program visits assisting more than 1050 students ■ In conjunction with DA’s office, more than 65 PANDA (Pet Assisted Therapy) cases assisting child victims of sexual abuse

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ORANGE COUNTY SYMPHONY

The mission of the Orange County Symphony (OCS) is to enhance cultural awareness through live orchestral performances made affordable to the community and to provide an experience for children and parents, many of whom might not have the opportunity, to enjoy live classical music performances. OCS is also dedicated to music education through published program notes in the concert program book and on the web site and pre-concert lectures offering insights on the lives and expectations of individual composers relevant to concert program content. 
We place special emphasis on elementary school age students, inviting them and their entire family to attend scheduled OCS concerts as our guests free of charge. 

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Orange County's United Way

 United Way fights for the education, health, housing and financial stability of every person in Orange County. 
  • Demonstrate the need and solutions, thereby mobilizing Orange County residents to action-to Give, Advocate, and Volunteer to improve the conditions of OUR overall community. 
  • Galvanize and connect all sectors of our community-individuals, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and elected officials-to create long-term social change that produces healthy, well-educated, and financially-stable children. 
  • Raise, invest, and leverage millions of dollars annually in philanthropic contributions to create and support innovative programs and approaches to generate sustained impact in Orange County.
  • Hold ourselves accountable to this cause through out steadfast commitment to continually measure-in real terms-improvement and advancement in Education, Income, Health and Housing.

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Pacific Symphony

Pacific Symphony’s mission is to inspire, engage and serve Orange County through exceptional music performances, and education and community engagement. Its vision is to lead a renaissance in the appreciation, accessibility and impact of classical music in the region through creativity, responsiveness and innovation. 

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Playworks Southern California

Playworks’ mission is to improve the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play. We believe in the power of play to bring out the best in every kid. We use play, a universally accessible activity, to establish new norms for respectful social behavior and to include every child in physical activity. At a Playworks school, every student is included regardless of athletic ability, academic skills, or economic background.

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PROJECT SCIENTIST

Our promise at Project Scientist is to educate, coach, and advocate for girls and women, with an aptitude, talent, and passion for STEM.

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Ryman Arts

Since 1990, Ryman Arts has empowered young artists through high quality studio instruction, college and career guidance, and support services. Ryman Arts has cultivated the talent and promise of over 27,000 youth, who would otherwise not have access to advanced art education, through its core program and outreach efforts.

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Saddleback Valley Educational Foundation

The mission of the Saddleback Valley Educational Foundation is to provide support resources to all students in the Saddleback Valley by enhancing the educational opportunities and experiences through partnering with school, home and community.

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Sage Hill School

We inspire in our students a love of knowledge and the ability to use that knowledge creatively, compassionately and courageously throughout their lives.

Sage Hill School offers a bright, motivated, and diverse student body a unique journey of discovery. Our academically challenging, college preparatory curriculum is enriched by ample opportunities for participation in athletics, the arts, leadership, service, and a wide variety of community activities.

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Save Our Youth

SOY's mission is to provide a safe and welcoming space for teens to find hope, to nourish a sense of self and an ability to grow, and to develop interests and skills to become productive members of society through a variety of after school programs including academic, college guidance, dance, music & art, health & fitness and self empowerment, which help provide a bridge to college and beyond.

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Sea & Sage Audubon Society

Sea & Sage Audubon Society's mission is to protect birds, other wildlife, and their habitats through education, citizen science, research, and public policy advocacy.

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Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Segerstrom Center for the Arts believes in the power of the performing arts to transform lives and that the shared experience and exploration of the arts will help unite Orange County residents, creating a more culturally connected and vital community. We will help shape the Orange County of the future through meaningful collaborations with diverse communities, embracing creativity in all its forms and enabling a more inclusive, vibrant performing arts scene at the Center and across the region.

We will maintain the excellence of our core artistic and education programs while demonstrating the entrepreneurial resolve to extend resources, know-how and creativity out into these communities we engage. The Center will be transformed into a cultural center and dynamic town square deeply engrained in the fabric of our community, artistically ambitious yet accessible to all, one that shines as the very model of the successful performing arts center of the future. We will show that communities thrive when together we make the arts matter.

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SOC | Shakespeare|Summerfest Orange County

SOC will build bridges between the cultural and generational diversity of our community through live theatrical experiences including innovative and affordable productions of Shakespeare, creating an artistic home for the entire OC community. Collaborations with diverse cultural organizations for our Shakespeare productions and an intensive high-school education and internship program are two key programs moving us toward accomplishing our goals. 

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Speech and Language Development Center

The mission of SLDC is to assist children and adults with special needs maximize their potential through education and therapy provided in an environment nurturing growth and inspiring achievement.

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St. Catherine's Academy

St. Catherine's Academy, a Catholic school with a military tradition, builds withing young men a foundation for success, through a formation program,rooted in the Dominican Charism, which emphasizes faith, leadership, academics, and service.

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The Ecology Center

The Ecology Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit focused on creative solutions for thriving on planet Earth. Our mission is to educate, inspire and empower people in the stewardship of ecological design and sustainability in the core areas of Water, Grow, Eat, and Make. We aim to model solutions that will be replicated based on the core belief that we are all part of nature, intimately interconnected to each other and our shared environment, and that together, we can create a healthy, abundant future.

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THE OPEN SCHOOL

The Open School is an institution founded on the principles of genuine freedom and personal autonomy. Enrollees age 5-18 engage in self governance through participatory democracy that has real impact on their daily lives, and spend their time in self-directed exploratory pursuits.

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The Prentice School

Mission Statement

To provide innovative education and a nurturing environment for students with learning differences to succeed in life.

Values

At The Prentice School, we believe that all students with learning differences deserve a quality, research-based education. In particular, we lead by valuing:

  • Innovation. A quality multi-sensory education that evolves according to how each student learns best, including the use of state-of-the-art technology and learning tools.
  • Personalization. A customized educational experience that builds and sustains each student’s social, emotional and academic well-being in a caring and nurturing environment.
  • A Whole-Child Approach. Helping students develop and sustain a healthy self-esteem as they reach their full potential and become productive, independent adults.
  • Self-Advocacy. Developing self-motivated students who confidently advocate for their own growth and that of others through collaboration and communication.
  • Community. An affirming community of educators, professionals, parents and contributors that supports students on their respective journeys.
 

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THINK Together

Think Together partners with schools to change the odds for kids.

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Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary

Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary has a dual mission-to support science and environmental education and research and to act as a sanctuary for the preservation of native habitat and wildlife. 

 

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Tustin Public School Foundation

The mission of the Tustin Public Schools Foundation is to further excellence in local public schools by mobilizing the community and its resources.

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Youth Leadership America

To develop and inspire America’s young leaders through collaboration among local businesses, progressive and driven students, and the community; providing mentoring opportunities and real-life experience for the collective benefit of the student and the community.

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