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  • We had a party because he lost his job

    It sounds weird right? With a name like “Jobs for Life,” it’s obvious what we’re hoping to accomplish as we take our students through the powerful eight-week curriculum journey. We assume that after the classwork is complete our students will begin looking for employment, ready to put what they’ve learned into practice. Halfway through our […]

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  • Hope and Homelessness

    “We launched our second cycle of Jobs for Life(JfL) classes January 23 at Orange County’s homeless shelter, Bridges at Kraemer Place. We had a great opening night with 14 students and as many JfL volunteers, most serving as champions (mentors). Our hearts were moved by the eagerness and determination evident throughout the class and we […]

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  • What’s Ahead for 2018

    Dear Family and Friends, God showed His faithfulness in 2017 as we joined His work in North Orange County. We are excited to expand and step out in faith for what He has ahead in 2018. Escrow has begun on a 4-unit apartment complex for our THRIVE aged-out foster youth women! California Lutheran Homes, a new partner […]

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  • The Road to Restoration

    When a child from hard places begins blessing others, restoration has begun for the whole community. In our neighborhoods initiative, we all thrive when there is a two-way stream of giving and receiving. Here’s one story of restoration. Andrew was nominated for Valencia Park Elementary’s (VP) mentoring program where he met Gaby, our director. As […]

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  • Theres no place like home

    A year ago, we launched our THRIVE Home which has provided housing, mentorship, and support for 8 young men formerly from foster care. Click here to see a video from some of the THRIVE residents as we celebrate our one year anniversary! We are excited to announce that a donor has stepped up to purchase a […]

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  • This Room is Filled with Courage and Hope

    About fifteen women gather each week during the evening in a secure location to learn, grieve, heal, and encourage one another. The women are able to meet through the efforts and partnership of OC United and the Fullerton Police Department. This group is the first of its kind, and began meeting in September 2016. While […]

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  • You made a difference through PUMPKIN RUN 2017!

     

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  • What if we engaged men and women with the prospect of employment?

    Last month, we launched our Jobs for Life program at the Orange County Homeless Shelter called “Bridges at Kraemer Place”. Through Jobs for Life, we engage underemployed and unemployed men and women in training and preparation for a lifetime of work. While the issues revolving around homelessness are complex, one primary contributing factor is joblessness. […]

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  • The Power of One

    “What impact can an 86 year old retired teacher or a 17 year old Buena Park High student make on a Title I School? Over 75% of the kids enrolled in Valencia Park Elementary are learning English as a second language and 72% are receiving free lunches because of financial difficulty. Furthermore, did you know […]

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