NEIGHBORHOODS INITIATIVE

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

 

OC United serves under-resourced neighborhoods by empowering parents and children through neighborhood development, after-school programs, mentorship, 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-Informed, After-School Program

OC United hosts a twice a week after-school program providing homework tutoring, mentoring, and character development to 40 elementary school students.

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)

Twice a month we foster community and neighbor-to-neighbor relationships through family potlucks, community gatherings. We work with families in a low-income / at-risk area of Fullerton towards improving the community conditions of the neighborhood to thrive. We have Wednesday Community Dinners, Community Gatherings, Friday Community Dinners with Children’s Awana Club, Games, and Crafts!

Volunteer opportunities: Dinner Prep, Community Engagement Coordinator, Art Coordinator, Sports Coordinator

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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