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Ability Awareness Project

Our mission is to build a united interconnected world, free of bullying. Our Vision is to ensure that everyone is respectful and kind to one another and that no one suffers from social isolation and bullying.

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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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AltaMed Health Services Corp

AltaMed's mission is to eliminate disparities in health care access and outcomes by providing superior quality health and human services through an integrated world-class delivery system for Latino, multi-ethnic and underserved communities in Southern California.

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America On Track

America On Track’s MISSION is to inspire brighter futures by building youth leaders, supporting families, and strengthening communities through life-transforming programs.

Our VISION is to create more vibrant communities by addressing social inequities and health disparities through evidence-based programs that focus on leadership development, mentoring, academic achievement, fitness & nutrition, and drug use prevention.

Our MOTTO is: Creating Brighter Futures for Communities & Youth since 1995!

This is achieved by providing families with resources and a support system for their children that incorporates multi-faceted life-transforming programs. AOT specializes in helping vulnerable children and families in the most difficult situations. As a result of its experience with challenging populations, AOT has developed training techniques that focus on the hardest-to-reach people, ultimately sustaining, preserving and empowering them in the individual, family and community domains.

The goal of America On Track is to empower people to live more sustainable, responsible & rewarding lives.

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American Red Cross of Orange County

The American Red Cross serving Orange County prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

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Anaheim Community Foundation

Established in 1984, it is the mission of the Anaheim Community Foundation (ACF) to build community through people, partnerships and pride. The goals in support of the Anaheim Community Foundation’s mission are to:

  • Promote volunteerism, community participation, collaboration, and community pride
  • Strengthen community-based organizations through grants opportunities and free community office and meeting space 
  • Champion community city needs and improved outcomes
  • Promote community-building programs, resources, and events to enrich neighborhoods
  • Provide individuals and businesses opportunities to make charitable investments that directly benefit the Anaheim community.

 

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Arts & Learning Conservatory

A&L is a non-profit organization that makes classes, camps,and performances in band, orchestra, dance, voice and theater accessible to local schools and children, regardless of race, income or experience. With funding for performing arts being drastically cut, parents and schools need alternative resources that support children’s creative and social development. A&L offers expert level teachers, diverse performing arts programs and a new centrally located theatre - all conspiring to make music and theater an important part of a child’s development. As a result, students develop a love of the arts, build self-confidence, and develops articulate public speaking and more. The focused development of these skills is the cornerstone of the education we offer that sets up our students for success in life.

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Assistance League of Capistrano Valley, Inc.

Assistance League volunteers transform the live of children and adults through community programs.

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Assistance League of Irvine

Assistance League volunteers transforming lives of children and adults through community program.

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Assistance League of Santa Ana

Assistance League of Santa Ana volunteers transforming the lives of children and adults through community programs.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County

 

Our Purpose: For every child to have the opportunity to succeed in life and live up to their full potential.
 
Our Mission: To provide strong and enduring, one-to-one, professionally supported mentoring relationships for every child who needs and wants one.
 
Our Vision: To change the life of a child for the better, forever.

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Bixby Educational Events, Inc.

The mission of Bixby Educational Events, Inc. is to provide the necessary experiences that students will need to be prepared for the workforce. We believe that incorporating the steady practice of the Arts is essential to developing transferable skills as well as encouraging innovation in every student. Our vision is that students will graduate knowing who they are, what skills they have to offer, and discovering their path for future career success. This will prepare them to make significant contributions to the creative industry as well as the national economy.

Our programs are designed and brokered to provide the experiences a student needs to gain in deep learning for academic excellence and vocational success. 

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Bloom Foundation

Bloom Foundation helps young girls grow through their bullying experiences. 

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Bolsa Chica Conservancy

Inspire and connect all generations through community involvement and leadership in hands-on restoration and education in wetland science, coastal ecology and environmental conservation.

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Boy Scouts of America, Orange County Council

The Mission of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. 

Founded in 1910 and chartered by Congress in 1920, the Orange County Council continues to be one of the largest youth organization in the county. Although many see the Boy Scouts as a program based on camping, hiking, and fishing, truly we are an educational organization that uses these activities as a means to deliver our message of developing leadership, taking personal responsibility, ethical decision making and giving to others.

 Scout Law:
“A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent,”
 
Scout Oath:
"On my honor, I will do my best. To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight."
 
 
 

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Boys & Girls Club of Buena Park

The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Buena Park is to enable all youth, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible caring citizens. To accomplish this mission, the Boys & Girls Club of Buena Park is dedicated to supporting the educational, social and recreational needs of children in our community through a broad range of youth development programs in three core areas— Character & Leadership Development, Academic Success, and Healthy Lifestyles.


 

 

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Boys & Girls Club of Cypress

 

The Mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Cypress is to inspire and empower all young people, especially those who need us most, to realized their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. 

 
Our Vision is to assure that the children and youth who attend our programs become competent adults, caring parents and responsible citizens. In support of this, we are committed to:
  • Offering safe, enriching activities with professional, caring adults in a positive environment.
  • Making achievement in school a priority and a reality.
  • Focusing on the development of the whole child through strengthening families and community partnerships.

 

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Boys & Girls Club of Fullerton

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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Boys & Girls Club of Tustin

The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Tustin is to inspire and empower all young people, especially those that need us most, to realize their full potential as healthy, productive, caring, responsible citizens.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Brea - Placentia - Yorba Linda

To enable all young people, especially those that need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley

To inspire and enable all youth to reach their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens by providing stimulating and challenging programs through interaction with dedicated, caring people.

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Boys & Girls Clubs Of Garden Grove, Inc.

The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove 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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Boys & Girls Clubs of La Habra

To help youth of all backgrounds, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Our organization creates an environment that encourages, enlightens, and builds the self-esteem of the children in the community through Character and Leadership Development, Education and Career Development, Health Skills, the Arts and Sports, Fitness and Recreation.

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Boys and Girls Club of Laguna Beach

The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Laguna Beach is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as healthy, caring, and responsible citizens.

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Boys and Girls Club of Stanton

The mission of Boys & Girls Club 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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Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast

The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of the South Coast Area is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.

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Boys and Girls Clubs of Anaheim, Inc.

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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Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast

To ensure every child has mentors and champions in life.

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Boys and Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley

The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley is to inspire and enable the healthy development all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring members of the community. In short, the Club's goal is to help kids succeed in school and in life!

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Boys Hope Girls Hope

The mission of Boys Hope Girls Hope is to help academically capable and motivated children in poverty meet their full potential and become men and women for others by providing value-centered, family-like homes, opportunities and education through college.

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Braveones Foundation

To Raise Awareness & Resources that Allow Children In Need to Focus on the Joys of Being a Child.

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Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano

Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano supports local motivated students whose backgrounds are underrepresented in higher education by providing tuition-free academic programming and guidance from middle school through college graduation.


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California Youth Services

The mission of California Youth Services (CYS) is to provide a variety of programs and services to include education, prevention, intervention, assessment, and counseling that assist and support adolescents, individuals, couples, and families to address life's challenges specializing in issues related to substance abuse, delinquent behavior, mental health struggles, academic challenges, and families in crisis.

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Casa Youth Shelter

The purpose of Casa Youth Shelter is to provide temporary shelter for runaways and youth in crisis, enabling them to come through crisis with an increased personal strength and a sense of renewal while in a supportive environment, with family reunification as a primary goal. 

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Cell Dogs, Inc.

Cell Dogs harnesses the power of the human-animal bond and transforms lives by setting a new course for shelter dogs and incarcerated individuals. By providing second chances, we make a lasting difference in our communities.


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Child Guidance Center, Inc.

To empower children, youth, and families to reach their full potential through innovative mental health programs and services.

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Childrens Bureau of Southern California

Protecting vulnerable children through prevention, treatment and advocacy.

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Community Foundation of Orange

The mission of the Community Foundation of Orange is to preserve and enhance our sense of community. We fulfill our mission by raising funds to make grants supporting local community needs; encouraging individuals, families and businesses to partner with us to fulfill their financial and charitable goals in the community, assembling a diverse group of people to work on community problems and convening coalitions of groups who can help fulfill our mission, and by honoring groups and individuals for improving our community.

We are building a solid foundation based on a long tradition of helping bring about thoughtful, effective change. Social interaction and acceptance are critical to a healthy person and to the community as a whole. We have a passion for improving the lives of others by sharing the gifts and talents we each possess. We are dedicated to establishing initiatives and programs that support families, build community, encourage higher education, and promote healthy lifestyles for at-risk youth.

 

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Corazon De Vida Foundation

Corazon de Vida Foundation supports the orphanages of Baja, Mexico. Our Goal: To End The Cycle Poverty and Abandonement. Our Belief: We believe that every child's life is valued and holds the same potential, excitement, and opportunity as any other life. It is up to us to work together to make sure our care transforms into each child's hope for the future.

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El Sol Science & Arts Academy of Santa Ana

El Sol Academy’s mission is to provide a rigorous academic environment that prepares students for entrance into a college preparatory track at the high school of their choice. Along with providing a rigorous academic environment, El Sol Academy's mission includes creating a culture of kindness, creativity, courage, and honesty that will encourage our graduates to assume leadership roles in the 21st Century.  

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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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Emilio Nares Foundation

ENF helps families navigate through their child's journey with cancer and ensures no child misses a cancer treatment due to lack of transportation. 

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Epilepsy Support Network of Orange County

The Epilepsy Support Network of Orange County is committed to building a community of support to improve the lives of those affected by epilepsy through education, programs, and advocacy.
 
Compassion drives our organization to urgently help children, teens and adults with epilepsy find relief from Seizures.
 
Our Vision is a Seizure Free Community. 

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Family Support Network

Family Support Network provides services and resources that help children with special needs and their families reach their full potential.

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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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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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Friends of the Childrens Museum at La Habra, Inc.

The Children’s Museum at La Habra’s mission is to encourage enthusiasm about learning in a hands-on environment that opens the world to even the youngest child. The Friends of the Children’s Museum at La Habra supports that mission through its fundraising efforts on the Museum’s behalf.

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Fristers

Fristers is dedicated to helping teen parents build healthy and stable lives and families through educational classes and workshops, mentoring, case management, and the support of a caring community.

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Girl Scouts of Orange County

Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

 

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Girls Incorporated of Orange County

Mission - Girls Incorporated of Orange County inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.
 
Vision - Empowered Girls in an Equitable Society 

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Girls on the Run Orange County

We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

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Give A Child Life

Give A Child Life's (GCL) mission is to help save the poorest children in the world at the time when it matters most: age five and under. In addition to providing low-cost, high-impact projects that transform communities, such as solar lights and bag gardens, GCL offers young children a safety net that includes feeding programs, emergency food and medicine, child care, preschool and Kids' Club. Mothers benefit from support groups, small business assistance, health training and hand-washing training. In 2016, over 2000 families and 6000 children were helped.

Ninety-two family pre and post assessments indicate that families with the longest participation in GCL had: a) significant increases in their weekly incomes; b) significant reductions in their children's hunger; and c) a greater percentage eating three meals a day.

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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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Grandma's House of Hope

The mission of Grandma’s House of Hope (GHH) is to Empower the Invisible Populations of Orange County by targeting those who truly slip between the cracks of other programs, with a specific focus on serving those who are ineligible for, or who have significant difficulty accessing, other organization's services. GHH provides housing, food, workforce development and enrichment activities to Orange County's most disadvantaged and oppressed community members.


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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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Hands Together A Center for Children

The mission of Hands Together is to provide the highest quality early education and care to families of the working poor who are striving to gain stability, improve their lives and emerge from poverty.

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Harborlites Chorus

Harborlites' mission is to be an exciting award-winning chorus performing four-part harmony, barbershop style. We are committed to the highest standards of musical excellence, education, personal growth and the magic we create in every captivating performance.      

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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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Helping Others Prepare for Eternity

The mission of H.O.P.E. is to "Turn Despair into HOPE" by providing access to a myriad of services to disadvantaged women, children and associated families.

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High Risk Hope

High Risk Hope is a 501(c)(3) for purpose organization formed on February 16, 2011 to provide support, encouragement, information and resources to women and families who are experiencing a high risk pregnancy resulting in hospital bed rest, potential premature birth and neonatal intensive care after delivery.

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Higher Ground Youth & Family Services

Engaging the entire person to facilitate exploration and discovery of life's possibilities through mentorship. Expanding purpose, possibilities, and hope for youth and families at risk. 

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Integrity Housing

The mission of Integrity Housing is to create and sustain quality affordable communities for low-income seniors and families by bringing people, partners and resources together. With this effort our goal is to enrich the lives of our residents, and respect the culture and architecture of those we serve. We take the role of fiscal accountability to our partners, government agencies, investors and lenders seriously and highly value their trusted alliance to fulfill our mission.

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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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Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center (IROEC)

The Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center (IROEC) is owned and operated by the Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America (OCBSA).  The facility is open to all youth from the community and serves a majority of youth from schools and youth serving organizations.
 
The mission of the IROEC is to serve all youth of Orange County by providing quality outdoor educational programs that instill in them an appreciation of the outdoors and the environment, teach effective teamwork, instruct about the cultural history of Orange County and provide access to the area’s natural resources.

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Jessie Rees Foundation

Our mission is to ensure every kid fighting cancer has the support to Never Ever Give Up by CONNECTING with their family, bringing AWARENESS to their story, providing them helpful RESOURCES and sending them continuous doses of ENCOURAGEMENT throughout their journey.

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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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Jumpstart for Young Children, Inc.

Jumpstart is a national early education organization working toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. Jumpstart provides language, literacy, and social-emotional programming for preschool children from under-resourced communities and promotes quality early learning for all children. By participating in Jumpstart’s year-long program, children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for school, setting them on a path for lifelong success. Since 1993, Jumpstart has trained more than 50,000 college students and community volunteers to transform the lives of 123,000 preschool children nationwide. Learn more at jstart.org and follow us on Twitter at @Jumpstartkids.

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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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Kevin Armstrong MD Memorial Sports Foundation

Our mission at the The Kevin Armstrong, M.D. Memorial Sports Foundation (KAMSF) is to create opportunities for at-risk students to reach their full potential academically & athletically. 

We focus on the health and wellness of our students and their families. Our goal is to make nutrition and fitness goals ingrained in the daily lives of our families. Studies indicate there is a positive relationship between physical activity and academic related outcomes. KAMSF’s programs make the connection between healthy bodies and healthy minds.

With the help of volunteers, friends and sponsors we have helped over 8000 students since our inception in 2005. Through your donation you can touch the life of a student and inspire them to achieve excellence on the field and by extension, in the classroom.

  

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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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Kids Konnected

At Kids Konnected, we know that cancer affects the entire family. Each of your children will experience your diagnosis in a different way and with different feelings. Cancer is not an easy subject to talk about and many parents try to avoid the topic in fear that they will scare their children.
At Kids Konnected, our approach is to provide a supportive environment to the children so that they can share their feelings alongside other children going through the same thing. We provide free services such as support groups, summer camps, education, and fun events that allow the children to have a break from their parents cancer diagnosis.

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KidScholly

KidScholly aims to reward >100 scholarships in 2017 to kids who will contribute > 2,000 hours of service, make POSITIVE impacts on their community, and develop GREATER pride, purpose, and WORK ETHIC.
 
MISSION: KidScholly is a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of children in need. We believe that early participation in sports, arts, extra academic opportunities, and early intervention for learning challenged students is vital to discover and build the confidence, talents, and dreams of our youth. Founded by elementary aged siblings,  KidScholly's mission focuses on providing help for under-resourced children so they may live healthy and happy lives. KidScholly provides the opportunity for children to overcome financial barriers to participation in extracurricular actives through volunteerism.
 
HOW WE WORK:After a brief application, student earn $25 of scholarship credit for every one hour of volunteer work that they complete. KidScholly defines volunteerism as "any activity that is purely for the benefit of another." Upon completion of the volunteer responsibilities, funds are paid directly to the merchant or organization that will fulfill the specified need.
 
SUCCESSES: Since receiving nonprofit certification in 2015, KidScholly has awarded hundreds of scholarships (>$80,000 worth) to children across the US. SchollyKids are pursuing sports, guitar, art and acting classes, tutoring, music therapy, and more. Combined, these participants have contributed hundreds of hours of volunteer service to their communities.
 
 

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KidSingers

To empower at-risk youth to gain singing artistry, self-esteem, college scholarships, and a sense of community accomplishment through musical education and performance opportunities.

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Kidworks Community Development Corporation

Our mission is to restore at-risk neighborhoods one life at a time.

Our vision is to transform challenged neighborhoods in central Santa Ana by building on the strengths and potential in the community through education, character formation, and personal development.

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Laguna Beach Live

Laguna Beach Live! strives to increase the awareness of and participation in diverse musical experiences, enhancing the reputation of Laguna Beach as a music town. To this end, we present high quality live musical performances that are accessible…affordable, intimate and in our community. Education for our kids is a high priority.

Our goal is to continually increase the quality and number of professional live performances in the city throughout the year, especially in the non-summer months, and to offer educational programs to promote the appreciation of music for the enjoyment and education of residents, especially students. We believe increased cultural activities will enrich the lives of all who attend these events and have a positive economic impact on the city.

 

 

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Laurel House, Inc.

Providing a home for teens in crisis, transforming lives, and strengthening families.

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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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Learning for Life/Exploring

Learning for Life/Exploring's mission statement is to enable young people to become responsible individuals by teaching positive character traits, career development, leadership and life skills so they can make ethical choices and achieve their full potential. The Learning for Life / Exploring Corporation is an affiliated program to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), and in 1991, the Board of Directors of the Orange County Council, BSA implemented Learning for Life / Exploring programs to address the needs of all youth, regardless of membership status or gender. Exploring's purpose is to help schools and communities instill the values, character, citizenship, job preparedness, and personal fitness as a foundation that will prepare young people to make ethical choices throughout their lives, allowing to reach their full potential.

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Lions Heart

Inspiring teen volunteering and leadership for a new generation dedicated to positive social impact.

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Los Alamitos Youth Center Inc

The mission of The Youth Center is to transform children's lives one family at a time through collaborative social, educational, and recreational programs.

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Make-A-Wish Foundation of Orange County

Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

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Mary's Shelter

MISSION: Believing that every life is a gift from God, Mary's Shelter equips and empowers vulnerable teen mothers and their babies for lives of dignity, hope and self-sufficiency.

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Military Childrens Collaborative Group Inc.

To provide essential services to improve the quality of life of military connected children and their families. We fulfill our purpose by bringing in awareness, providing education, referring resources to and for military connected children’s unique needs and by building a comprehensive support network that fosters, encourages and acknowledges the children who silently serve.

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MIND Research Institute


 

MIND Research Institute's mission is to ensure that all students are mathematically equipped to solve the world's most challenging problems. 

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Mustard Seed Ranch, Inc.

Mustard Seed Ranch's mission is to break the cycle of child abuse by providing equine-assisted life experience programs for abused and neglected foster youth. 

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Newport Harbor Educational Foundation

The mission of the Newport Harbor Educational Foundation (NHEF) is to promote academic excellence and enhance educational opportunities for all students at  Newport Harbor High School and Ensign Intermediate School.  Funds we raise provide programs at both schools that enhance educational opportunities as defined by the acronym "CLASS": C is for Computers and Classroom Technology, L is for Learning Assistance, A is for Academic Enhancement, S is for Safe School Environment and Success After High School.

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Newport Harbor Sailing Foundation

The Newport Harbor Sailing Foundation helps young sailors who aspire to be the best in the world gain practical skills, sustain solid teamwork, persevere through challenges, and aim for worthy goals as they mature to adulthood.

Your financial support helps young sailors and teams in the Newport Bay compete in champtionship regattas throughout America and the world, tapping opportunities they simply would not have without meaningful financial assistance. You help young people chase their dreams.

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Next Up Foundation, Inc.

RIDING TOWARD A HEALTHY, EDUCATED, AND SUCCESSFUL LIFE

It's our mission to use skateboarding, art, and education to improve school GPA, promote youth leadership, and social mobility among Anaheim youth.

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OASIS Center International

OASIS Center International is a nonprofit organization, established in 2012. OASIS is a community development organization, working in partnership with both public and private entities to bring the arts back into the lives of our youth, with an emphasis on under-resourced youth in low-to-moderate income communities. Our vision is to inspire a generation of youth to fulfill the highest level of life achievement possible through discovery and development of their inherent creative gifts.

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Obria Medical Clinics

“Being led by God, we offer medical services pertaining to primary care, pregnancy and reproductive health, including education and support for marriage and family, consistent with the inherent value of every human life.”

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OC Human Relations

To foster mutual understanding among residents and eliminate prejudice, intolerance and discrimination in order to make Orange County a better place for ALL people to live, work and do business.
 
OC Human Relations is dedicated to creating a future where we, as a community, are made stronger by our diversity rather than being broken into antagonistic factions based upon our differences. We envision a community where all people feel valued and included, and we are about the business of creating the model programs that can bring life to that vision.
 
To realize our vision, we provide proactive, inter-group relations and violence prevention programs in schools and communities throughout Orange County. These programs are provided in partnerships with individuals, corporations, schools, cities and foundations. The goal is to eliminate prejudice, intolerance and discrimination. The programs provided by OC Human Relations include:
 
- Community Building; Community Capacity Building through community organizing; Living Room Dialogues, diversity training and tracking and reporting Hate Crime for the County of Orange
 
- Mediation, including community, family and court based multi-lingual dispute resolution services and Mediation Certification Training
 
- BRIDGES Safe & Respectful School Program, Summer BRIDGES Youth Leadership Camp, Walk In My Shoes Youth Leadership Symposiums, Restorative Practices / Restorative Justice Program, Connected Classrooms Teacher Training and Parent Leadership Institutes for non-English speaking parents

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Olive Crest

Olive Crest is dedicated to Preventing child abuse, to Treating and Educating at-risk children and to Preserving the family… “One Life at a Time.”®

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Orange Children & Parents Together, Inc.

For nearly 50 years, Orange Children and Parents Together, Inc. has been dedicated to providing the highest quality family-friendly, community-based programs that enhance children's growth, strengthen families, and build healthy communities. Fundamentally, we believe that all children must have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive in school and in life -- as this is essential if we are to strengthen the economic and social fabric of our community.
We have three main initiatives in support of our mission, vision and goals:
1)  Ready, Set, Succeed! - Comprehensive school readiness programs which ensure that the most vulnerable young children, ages 0 -5, enter kindergarten healthy and ready to learn.
2)  Strong Parents, Strong Kids - Engaging and support parents in becoming actively involved in their children's education and healthy development.
3)  Public Awareness Campaign - Building community awareness and advocating for the needs of the most vulnerable children and families in our community.

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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 Bar Foundation

Keeping at risk youth in school, healthy and drug free through education, counseling, mentoring, and family strengthening.

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Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center, Inc.

Our mission is to directly serve at-risk children and families in crisis to prevent and break the generational cycle of child abuse.

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Orange County Family Justice Center Foundation

The Orange County Family Justice Center Foundation provides empowerment and prevention resources. We serve victims and families whose lives have been impacted by domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse and sexual assault. The OCFJC Foundation transforms victims into survivors and breaks the cycle of violence.

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Orange County Ronald McDonald House

The mission of the Orange County Ronald McDonald House and the Ronald McDonald Family Rooms is to provide comfort, care, and support to children and families in Southern California. Our vision is a community where children and their families embrace life and healing with a sense of hope, enthusiasm, courage, and joy.

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Orange County School of the Arts Foundation

 

We provide an unparalleled arts and academic education in a creative, challenging and nurturing environment to a diverse group of students who are passionate about the arts, preparing them to reach their highest potential.

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Orangewood Foundation

The mission of Orangewood Foundation is to prepare foster and community youth to reach their greatest potential. 

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Oxford Preparatory Academy - Saddleback Valley

We believe that all students are unique and gifted individuals.  We are committed to working collaboratively to develop life-long learners in a safe and caring educational environment where students are challenged, scholarship is expected, and differences are valued. 

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Oxford Preparatory Academy - South Orange County

We believe that all students are unique and gifted individuals. We are committed to working collaboratively to develop life-long learners in a safe and caring educational environment where students are challenged, scholarship is expected, and differences are valued.

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Parentis Health Foundation

Parentis Foundation seeks to address a major contributor to poverty -- the inability of children to read proficiently by the end of third grade. Through an intergenerational approach, we provide both older adults (age 50+) and children with the opportunity to enrich their lives, build self-confidence, and share a sense of purpose through literacy.

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Phoenix House Orange County Inc

Operating in Orange County since 1979, Phoenix House defines its mission in the following words: “We are passionate about healing individuals, families and communities challenged by substance use disorders and related mental health conditions.” Phoenix House supports its mission through a focus on the distinct mental, physical, and social needs of every person; innovation of best-in-class and evidence-based prevention, treatment, and recovery programs; and the promotion of greater understanding of addiction. Our treatment and recovery services are individualized, culturally competent, trauma-informed, and based on effective evidence-based approaches. We work to reduce disparities in access to treatment, and we offer help to the most impoverished and vulnerable members of our communities. Our prevention services (Behavioral Health Interventions and Support Services) offer positive youth development classes and support to over 22,000 students in 34  Orange County schools. 

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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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Pretend City, The Children's Museum of Orange County

Pretend City Builds Better Brains!

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ProvidingHope Community Action Association

PCAA is committed to provide encouragement and support for youth and teens through life changing prevention, intervention and assistance programs.  Our mission is to transform "youth at risk" to "youth of promise" providing Hope and a second chance.  Providing needed assistance, giving the teen a second chance which will make Orange County a better and safer place in which we live, work and worship.

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Pure Game

Positive Youth Development using sport for positive youth engagement.

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Reaching Youth Through Music Opportunities

"To equip, educate and empower youth through music, technology and the arts."

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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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Santa Ana Kiwanis Club Foundation

The Santa Ana Kiwanis Foundation provides scholarships, facilities and supportive programs to remove barriers to academic success and social fulfillment for low income, special needs and at risk youths in Santa Ana

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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 academics, tutoring, college guidance, college scholarships, dance, arts & music, health & fitness and self empowerment, which help provide a bridge to college and beyond.

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Scholars' Hope Foundation

To inspire and guide our youth for success in high education.

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Seneca Orange County

Mission: To help children and families succeed through the most difficult times of their lives.
Vision:
Seneca’s vision for service delivery is an integrated community-engaged approach with high standards of practice. The SENECA UNCONDITIONAL CARE model is we do whatever it takes to help children and families thrive, even when faced with tremendous challenges. Seneca’s life-changing programs are reflective of the needs of the communities being served and impact the following four focus areas: Permanence Education Mental Health Innovation

Seneca Orange County is the Southern California branch of the statewide agency, serving more than 1,000 children 2,000 parents/caregivers in Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Ventura, and Riverside Counties each year.

Seneca OC is a merged entity, incorporating the programs of Kinship Center and Canyon Acres. The combined programmatic expertise of these three respected organizations has increased the impact of our work in Orange County.

 

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South Coast Symphony

MISSION STATEMENT

Founded in 1996, The South Coast Symphony, The Unstuffy

Symphony, is a resident orchestra for South Orange County. The 70

member Symphony services South Orange County’s fifteen diverse

communities with a professional, accessible and affordable symphonic

musical experience. The Symphony’s eclectic programming is designed

to entertain and educate while also attracting a whole new generation of

patrons. The Symphony performs a wide variety of orchestral literature

from the Classics and Opera to Light Classics, Broadway and Pops. The

Symphony’s educational outreach programs, Koncerts for Kids and

Young STARS of the Future are an integral part of our mission to provide

cultural opportunities and experiences for our youth.

Each season, for the past twenty years, the Symphony’s educational

outreach program, Koncerts for Kids, performs for over 3,000 fourth

grade students and their teachers from throughout central and south

Orange County. To date the Symphony has performed for over 43,000

students.

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Tara's Chance

Tara’s Chance is dedicated to promoting the physical, cognitive and social well-being of at-risk young people and/or those with special needs through individualized equine assisted activities and therapies.



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Teen Leadership Foundation

The mission of Teen Leadership Foundation is to empower foster teens and emancipated youth to become better leaders – in their own lives and in their communities. 

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THE ALL-AMERICAN BOYS CHORUS

The All-American Boys Chorus empowers and gives voice to boys from diverse backgrounds to build self-confidence, self-discipline, leadership skills, and realize achievement through the transformative power of music.

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The Childs-pace Foundation, Inc.

Childs-pace provides high quality child care that meets the needs of each child and family in a safe, educational, recreational program. In partnership with parents and families this developmentally appropriate environment for preschool and school age children supports children's desires to be life-long learners. Children are given real life tools, opportunities and the ability to crate their own learning experiences so they become a protagonist in their own learning process. Each "aha" moment children encounter empowers them and their learning process. 

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The First Tee of Orange County

Our mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

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The Laguna Playhouse

The mission of the Laguna Playhouse is to enrich lives through the magic of live theatre, to provide educational opportunities for children and adults, and to create experiences that stimulate cultural and social interaction and inspire our community.

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The Literacy Project Foundation

Our mission is to eliminate the literacy gap of emerging second graders who are functionally illiterate.
 
The Literacy Project (TLP) will remove the impediment of illiteracy from the lives of our most vulnerable children with the help of teachers, volunteers, mentors and role models. We will continue to grow organically while developing new strategies, products and tools that will be saleable, verifiable, and sustainable. We will strive to foster in our children the life-long love of reading, for it is the doorway to learning and achieving the American Dream.

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The Look of Love

The Look of Love specializes in providing free, ongoing, multicultural haircare and salon services for abused and neglected children in the foster care system, and homeless youth in search of employment. As a new haircare and salon program for foster children and homeless youth, our primary goal is to provide free haircare services to children and youth in need. We strive to build self-esteem, provide love and encouragement, and despite the pains of the past, inspire the children to pursue their dreams.

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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 Raise Foundation

As Orange County’s official child abuse prevention organization, The Raise Foundation™ is dedicated to preventing and stopping the cycle of abuse through education, advocacy, community collaboration, and comprehensive services for families and children as well as training opportunities for professionals in the field. 

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The Salvation Army Orange County

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the Universal Christian Church.  Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by love for God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs in His name without discrimination. All of our programs are broadly promoted and administered without discrimination or religious requirement.

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The Wooden Floor for Youth Movement

The Wooden Floor brings about generational change to break the cycle of poverty for children and families in Orange County, California. Our goal is to teach young people what it takes to succeed in school and life. At The Wooden Floor, children learn how to move forward, out of poverty, into lives filled with potential. The Wooden Floor mission is to empower low-income youth to strengthen self-esteem, self-discipline and their sense of accomplishment through dance, academic and family programs.

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THINK Together

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

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Thomas House Temporary Shelter

Thomas House Family Shelter's mission is to provide a safe, supportive environment and the resources necessary for homeless families with children to remain together while empowering them to become independent and self-sufficient.

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Tiger Woods Foundation

At TGR Foundation, we empower students to pursue their passions through education. 

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TILLYS LIFE CENTER

Tilly's Life Center (TLC) is a youth-focused, 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable foundation aimed at empowering all teens with a positive mindset and enabling them to effectively cope with crisis, adversity and tough decisions. Our mission is to inspire today's youth to reach their full potential as productive, kind, happy, and responsible individuals.
The Tilly's Life Center (TLC) program empowers teens by teaching life skills that build confidence, inspire compassion, and encourage them to pursue their dreams. Using experiential learning, including journal writing, open discussions, and activities, our classes promote self -discovery and cover relevant topics in a safe and caring environment.
 

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Tiyya Foundation, Inc.

We provide community support and educational opportunities for families of refugees, immigrants, and displaced Americans. In doing so, we hope to create a community that fosters the development of self-sufficiency, ultimately helping our program participants overcome obstacles and actively participate in society.

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Together We Rise

Together We Rise is a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the way youth navigate through the foster care system in America.

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Trails4All

Trails4All is a volunteer trail advocacy organization comprised of cyclists, equestrians, hikers, trail runners, community service groups, corporate volunteers and public agency staff working together to build and preserve shared-use recreational trails in, and connecting to, Orange County, California.

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Tustin Area Council For Fine Arts

The Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts (TACFA) funds and administers programs which expand the arts in the greater Tustin, California area, and enriches the entire community. TACFA subsidizes elementary students’ participation in art programs, provides educational scholarships, supports students’ creativity and interest in the arts, and produces an annual affordable and live production of a classic Broadway musical at a local outdoor venue.

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UC Irvine Global Sustainability Resource Center

The Global Sustainability Resource Center (GSRC) at UC Irvine unleashes youth leadership for community resilience to a changing climate and cultivates a campus culture of sustainability. This pursuit informs our students’ academics, career choices, and ways of life. As the University of California steps up as a global force for climate action, GSRC enables UC Irvine students to shape this legacy. 

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Us Too Gymnastics

As an inclusive gymnastics school for children, teens and young adults with AND without disabilities, we aim to offer an inclusive, fun, safe place for social interaction, physical activity, as well as facilitate the building of parent support groups.

 

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Waymakers

Waymakers helps individuals and communities experiencing conflict and crisis make their way to a place of strength and stability, fostering lasting change and positive impact throughout Orange County.

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WELLNESS & PREVENTION FOUNDATION

Help youth lead healthy and productive lives free from alcohol, tobacco and other drugs

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Western Youth Services

Advancing awareness, cultivating success and strengthening communities through integrated mental health services for children, youth and families.
 

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Willow International

Our mission is to end human trafficking at the source: Uganda. Through survivor rescue and restoration, government reform, and global partnerships. we can erase this plague and provide hope to the millions of victims across the globe.

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With My Own Two Hands Foundation

With My Own Two Hands Foundation is a Laguna Beach based 501(c)3 non-profit with a mission to provide water and agriculture projects that fund education and create self-reliant projects and communities.  

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Wonderfully Made Baby Blankets

To provide love and support to babies in need through the gift of handmade blankets. They are donated by seniors who lovingly give of their time and talent to make them.

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YMCA of Anaheim

To put Christian Principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

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YMCA of Orange County

One Y. One Goal. One Community. Our mission is to put Christian principals into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. At the Y, it all begins with one. One person seeking a better future. One person standing up for another. One organization bringing them together.

 
 

 

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Youth Employment Service of the Harbor Area, Inc.

Youth Employment Service (YES) of the Harbor Area is a community based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping youth begin their path toward economic independence and personal self-sufficiency. YES' mission is to teach teens and young adults the job and life skills needed to secure and maintain meaningful employment, and to develop and offer programs that increase youths' employability, career choices and quality of life.

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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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Youth-on-the-Move Education International

The mission of Youth-on-the-Move, Inc. is to help youth of all ages, races and backgrounds, succeed in life with the help of positive community role models (our International Educators' Hall of Fame Inductees, business and community leaders and parents) who act as mentors, coaches, trainers and teachers, imparting their experience, wisdom and "life skills", enabling our future generation of leaders to be prepared to face all the challenges of life with confidence and positive expectations.

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