Enrique’s brothers were involved in gangs. Choosing another option, Enrique started attending a Friday night program at Grapevine, an OC United organization within his neighborhood. Among other things, he helped create cards to sell to the community in order to fund Christmas presents for kids in domestic violence shelters. Eventually, Enrique’s brothers started attending Grapevine Friday nights with him. Now, years later, they are all out of gangs, holding down stable jobs, and working with Grapevine to continue giving back to their community.
Each neighborhood in Orange County has its own culture, its own strengths, and its own needs. Building on continued relationships with specific neighborhoods in Fullerton, our goal is to empower people in these communities to identify their strengths and strategize to meet their unique needs. Be part of creating self-sustainability in our neighborhoods.
GET INVOLVED with our neighbors:
GRAPEVINE OUTREACH – Helping abuse survivors overcome and thrive: Empower and love people looking for a new way to live. Participate weekly or monthly with art therapy, conversation, and friendship. Friday night program starting soon. For more information on Grapevine, please visit www.grapevineoutreach.org.
EL DORADO INN: KIDZ CLUB – Serving motel families: Create a safe place for kids living in the motel to receive tutoring, life skill mentoring, leadership training and modeling in how to follow Jesus. Volunteers needed who will commit to serve children through consistency and discipleship. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Join the team and serve on a regular basis.
BACKYARD BLITZ CLUB (Anaheim Bible Club) - Transforming kids’ lives with the Gospel: Join a team who lead a Monday Bible Club, 2:30 to 5:00 p.m., in a vulnerable neighborhood. Summer volunteers needed July 13-15, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m., to lead arts & crafts, games and recreation (especially teens and college-aged).
BIBLE CLUB – Empowering kids to live differently: Join a team and teach Bible lessons, music, games and crafts. Wednesdays, 12:45 to 2:45 p.m.
ESL CLASSES – Supporting moms as they learn English: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. at Maple Elementary School. Share your life through conversational English.
AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING – Partnering to see kids thrive: Join a team of tutors, help a child overcome learning obstacles and give them a vision for their future. Thursdays, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Maple School. 10-week commitment.
VALENCIA PARK COMMUNITY:
SOLFUL – Summer of Love Fullerton: June 15 through July 10, Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Must commit to minimum of one day a week for four weeks. Have fun with 75 kids at Valencia Park Elementary. Art teachers, team leaders, recreation leaders, adult and teen assistants are needed.
1-ON-1 MENTORING – Empowering kids to thrive: Volunteer one day a week from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. during the school year under the leadership of a Valencia Park teacher.
INCARNATIONAL MISSIONARIES – People loving people: We are looking for pioneers to help us reach out to this community. Would you move into the neighborhood and join a team of missionaries listening to God for where He wants to lead us?
TAKE ACTION – For additional information regarding our neighborhood developments, contact Donna Whitman at