NEIGHBORHOODS INITIATIVE

SAFETY & CARE FOR FAMILIES TO DREAM
BIG DREAMS AND MAKE THEM A REALITY

OC United serves the under-resourced neighborhoods in South-East Fullerton by empowering parents and children through Community Building Initiatives (CBI), trauma-wise after-school programs, mentorship, support groups, and community collaboration.

DID YOU KNOW?

  •  75% of students’ first language is not English (2015/2016/School Year)
  • 72% receive free lunches (2015/2016 School Year)
  • OC is 4th highest in child poverty rate (Conditions of Children in OC 2016)
  • $26,892 Per Capita Income  (OC Healthier Together 2010-2014)
  • 29.6% children living below poverty level
  • Fullerton has the third highest child poverty rate in Orange County (22nd Annual Conditions of Children Report)

“UNITED KIDS”
Trauma-Wise, After-School Program

OC United hosts an after-school program providing homework tutoring, mentoring, and character development to 40 elementary school students at Valencia Park Elementary and Orangethorpe Elementary (coming soon!).

Volunteer opportunities: K-3rd Mentor, 4-6th Mentor, Junior Leader Mentor, Homework Tutor, Reading Buddy, Craft/Art Lead, Community Service Lead, Small Group Leader.

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Community Building Initiative (CBI)

Everything done in CBI includes trauma-informed education, domestic abuse education, and ACEs (adverse childhood experiences) Intervention Strategies. This initiative is made up of families from the community working for their own community. The “we” in CBI refers to the community serving the community and advocating for its needs.

  • Once a week we have community meetings (via Zoom) where parents advocate for the wellbeing and development of their community and for the academic performance of their children.
  • Every other Wednesday, we provide dinner to families in need.
  • Twice a week, we have domestic abuse support groups in Spanish serving upwards of 20 women per week.
  • We are introducing a character development curriculum that empowers and equips parents to be powerful healers in their families.
  • We also provide pizza every Friday to a under-resourced apartment complex.
  • Every Sunday, we pack and distribute food to 30 families in the community.
  • We also provide one-on-one trauma interventions.

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SOLFul Summer Program

SOLful provides educationally at-risk elementary students (1st-6th) with academic and creative activities for students to help close the learning gap in the summer.

Volunteer opportunities: Small Group Lead, Academic, Art, Character Development and Recreation Leads.

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