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Voces Unidas, United Kids, and United Teens

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

OC United serves the  neighborhoods in South-West Fullerton by empowering parents and children through Voces Unidas / United Voices of Valencia Park (CBI), trauma-wise after-school programs for kids & teens; mentorship, support groups, and community organizing.

THE NEED

  • 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 & TEENS

Trauma-Wise, After-School Programs

United Kids & Teens is an experience-based, social-emotional learning, after-school program. This year we will be serving kids at Valencia Park and Orangethorpe Elementary Schools in West-Fullerton. Teens will be served at the Gilbert Community Center at Gilbert Park. We project to serve 120 kids and teens by the end of this year.

Volunteer opportunities:

  • Elementary Support Volunteers
  • Teen Mentors

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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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