Education Partners

Dreams for Schools

Dreams for Schools

Dreams for Schools advances education equity by bridging gaps in STEAM education, with an emphasis on computer science (CS), by working with a range of community stakeholders from K-12 students, educators, schools, districts, as well as higher education students to provide educational programs that would not otherwise be available to our clients.

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100 Black Men of Orange County

100 Black Men of Orange County

The mission of 100 Black Men of Orange County is to nurture socially conscious, responsible, and productive African American young men through mentoring strategies that grow minds and empower the character — for success at home, in school, at work and as community leaders — and that help youth take full advantage of life opportunities despite the challenges they face.

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Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano

Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano

Breaking the cycle of poverty through the power of education by serving students from underrepresented backgrounds starting in middle school through college graduation.

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Empowered

Empowered

A national community of teachers collaborating on a better way of teaching K-12 students the skills and perspective needed to compete in the modern marketplace and succeed in life. Established presence (as Youth Entrepreneurs) in Orange County in 2018, impacting thousands of local students each school year.

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High School Inc. Academies Foundation

High School Inc. Academies Foundation

To empower youth and strengthen communities through education and business partnerships.

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OCCACCF

OCCACCF

OCCACC Foundation is committed to helping our community by reaching out to those students who have succeeded both inside and outside of the classtoom – but may not be able to attend college without financial assistance. We believe that investing in students who are leaders will result in positive and sustainable communities in the future.

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SCCCA

SCCCA

The mission of South Coast Chinese Cultural Association is to promote Chinese language learning, to preserve Chinese Heritage, to enhance the understanding of the value of Chinese culture, and to advocate for cultural diversity in America.

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Simon Scholars Program

Simon Scholars Program

To guide underserved students, who demonstrate leadership potential, on a path through high school and college that will enhance their opportunities to achieve meaningful careers.

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UCI Lifted

UCI Lifted

UCI LIFTED is a prison education initiative that enables incarcerated individuals to earn a bachelors degree

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Educate to Empower

Educate to Empower

Educate to Empower’s mission is to make Asian American experiences more visible while standing in solidarity with other communities of color through providing equity-centered resources, education, and advocacy for educators in the classroom and at home.

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Above & Beyond

Above & Beyond

Above & Beyond is a public charity dedicated to equitable educational opportunities for all students. Above & Beyond Teaching celebrates and supports outstanding and inspirational California public high school teachers, especially those working in underserved school communities.

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Photo Credit: Madison Park Neighborhood Association

Youth Development Partners

Boys and Girls Club Central Coast

Boys and Girls Club Central Coast

To ensure every child has mentors and champions in life.

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CASA OC

CASA OC

CASA provides a powerful voice for youth in the child welfare system through a unique one-on-one relationship with trained and supervised court appointed volunteer advocates. We work to ensure that these youth are safe, have a permanent home and an opportunity to thrive.

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Child Creativity Lab

Child Creativity Lab

To foster the next generation of critical thinkers, problem solvers, innovators, and leaders through hands-on creativity enhancing exploration.

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Dragon Kim Foundation

Dragon Kim Foundation

Our mission is to inspire our youth to impact their communities while exploring and pursuing their passions.

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The Wooden Floor

The Wooden Floor

The Wooden Floor transforms the lives of young people in low-income communities through the power of dance and access to higher education.

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KidWorks

KidWorks

The mission of KidWorks is to restore at-risk neighborhoods, one life at a time. KidWorks’ vision is to transform challenged neighborhoods in central Santa Ana by building on the strengths and potential in the community through education, character formation, and personal development.

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Art and Learning Conservatory

Art and Learning Conservatory

The mission of the Arts & Learning Conservatory is to make arts education equitable and accessible to disadvantaged children and equip them to be successful in life. Arts & Learning Conservatory’s (ALC) goal is to promote a hands-on experience in the arts to all children regardless of race, age, income, or experience. ALC was founded in 2004 to instill a love of the arts in youth of all backgrounds through hands-on learning experiences. The summer performing arts camp started with 21 students and has since grown into an independent non-profit organization with multiple programs serving 1,200 students in over 40 schools, who perform before 10,000 audience members annually. The organization is minority- and woman-led.

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Human Services Partners

Bracken’s Kitchen

Bracken’s Kitchen

Our mission is simple: Through food rescue, culinary training and our community feeding program we are committed to rescuing, re-purposing and restoring both food and lives.

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Chrysalis

Chrysalis

Chrysalis is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a pathway to self-sufficiency for homeless and low-income individuals by providing the resources and support needed to find and retain employment.

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Council on Aging

Council on Aging

The mission of the Council on Aging – Southern California is to promote the independence, health, and dignity of older adults through compassion, education, and advocacy.

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Illumination Foundation

Illumination Foundation

Illumination Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3), provides targeted, interdisciplinary services for the most vulnerable homeless adults and children in order to disrupt the cycle of homelessness.

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Kherut

Kherut

Kherut is a non-profit empowering survivors of sex trafficking, domestic violence, sexual abuse, imprisonment, and young women aging out of foster care in a safe and supportive environment.

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Madison Park Neighborhood Association

Madison Park Neighborhood Association

We are a group of residents working to improve the collective well-being of our neighborhood Madison Park and surrounding neighborhoods in the City of Santa Ana. We at GREEN-MPNA do this in collaboration with local schools, the Santa Ana Unified School District, the City of Santa Ana, University of California, Irvine (UCI) and various foundations, private donors, and other non-profits.

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Orange County Justice Fund

Orange County Justice Fund

To empower transformative change in the immigration system so the most vulnerable immigrants and refugees in Orange County, impacted by detention and deportation, are afforded legal representation, due process rights, and services for community re-integration.

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Orangewood Foundation

Orangewood Foundation

To prepare foster and community youth to reach their greatest potential.

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Pacific Islander Health Partnership

Pacific Islander Health Partnership

Pacific Islander Health Partnership’s mission serves indigenous Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities by educating, advocating, training leaders, and building community capacity to improve their health, assist with health care access, increase cancer awareness and provide support for survivors, co-survivors and family, along with reducing health disparities in heart disease, diabetes, stroke, obesity and other chronic illnesses.

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Project Kinship

Project Kinship

The mission of Project Kinship is to provide support and training to lives impacted by incarceration, gangs, and violence through hope, healing, and transformation.

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Thomas House Shelter

Thomas House Shelter

To provide a safe, supportive environment and the resources necessary for homeless and at-risk families with children to remain together while empowering them to become independent and self-sufficient.

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Tiyya Foundation

Tiyya Foundation

Tiyya creates communities of support and organizes access to economic opportunities and critical resources for immigrants, refugees, and displaced indigenous communities.

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Asian American Senior Citizens Service Center

Asian American Senior Citizens Service Center

AASCSC Asian American Senior Citizens Service Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1989 with the philosophy of “caring for elders as if they were our own”. Our principal mission is “dedicated to increasing the awareness of the needs of the Asian American elderly, assisting their access to essential healthcare and social services, and promoting a dignified living in the community.” For more than thirty years, AASCSC has been entrusted to serve, protect, and celebrate our elders, youth, and families as they progress through different stages of life. AASCSC believes in an intergenerational approach to building a stronger and healthier community through direct services, advocacy, and capacity building.

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Casa Teresa

Casa Teresa

The mission of Casa Teresa is to provide pregnant women in crisis a loving home to begin their healing journey.

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Homeless Intervention Services of Orange County

Homeless Intervention Services of Orange County

Exist to support people to overcome homelessness and achieve independence.

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Irvine Evergreen Senior Association

Irvine Evergreen Senior Association

To promote and enhance the friendship between Chinese American seniors, and to improve, support, and enhance the welfare and the wellbeing of our members, as well as other senior residents in the community.

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Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance, Inc.

Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance, Inc.

​The Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance, Inc. (OCAPICA) was established in 1997 with the mission to build a healthier and stronger community by enhancing the well-being of Asians and Pacific Islanders through inclusive partnerships in the areas of service, education, advocacy, organizing, and research.

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South County Outreach

South County Outreach

At South County Outreach (SCO), our mission is to prevent hunger and homelessness by helping people help themselves.

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Center for Asian Americans in Action

Center for Asian Americans in Action

The Center for Asian Americans in Action (Center for A3) conducts policy analysis, engages in policy advocacy, and strengthens the policy capacity of community organizations to build a more equitable society for Asian Americans in Orange County, California and beyond.

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OCCORD

OCCORD

OCCORD’s mission is to build the power of historically marginalized communities in Orange County. OCCORD utilizes community organizing and policy research as strategies to build leadership and a collective voice. We pursue policy changes that lead to an inclusive economy, community-driven education, and responsive democracy.

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El Centro de Cultural de Mexico

El Centro de Cultural de Mexico

El Centro Cultural de Mexico is an alternative space in Santa Ana where the community can find cultural, educational, and artistic activities that strengthen their identities, develop their talents and develop a sense of leadership in their community.

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Store One

Store One

Store One’s mission is to provide quality career training, business incubation, and wraparound support for underserved populations to improve the economic circumstances of families and strengthen the hospitality industry locally.

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Philanthropy & Social Entrepreneurship Partners

CIELO – Community for Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Opportunities

CIELO - Community for Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Opportunities

CIELO’s mission is to launch successful entrepreneurs by unleashing innovation, creativity, and passion. We envision a day when all committed and passionate individuals who want to start their own business, have the education, resources, and mentorship to fulfill their entrepreneurial dreams. Our focus is on low-moderate income, women, immigrants and BIPOC individuals.

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Orange County Grantmakers

Orange County Grantmakers

Orange County Grantmakers advances equity by creating strategic alignment and cultivating transformational relationships and leadership among OC philanthropists and nonprofits.

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RevHubOC

RevHubOC

RevHubOC is the social impact hub engaging and connecting partners, investors and innovators to explore, ideate, incubate and accelerate scalable social ventures. We provide pathways and illuminate opportunities to entrepreneurs that are historically underrepresented.

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Seed Consulting Group

Seed Consulting Group

Amplify the impact of organizations tackling our greatest environmental challenges, and empower the next generation of environmentally-conscious leaders

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Orange County Community Foundation

Orange County Community Foundation

The Orange County Community Foundation partners with generous individuals, families, foundations, and businesses to fulfill their philanthropic and financial objectives while supporting the causes they care about most. Together we have awarded more than $732 million in grants and scholarships in Orange County, across the country, and around the world.

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Photo Credit: Tiyya Foundation & Flavors From Afar