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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Ocean Institute

Ocean Institute

The Ocean Institute is nationally known for its award winning, hands-on marine science, environmental education and maritime history programs.

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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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Carlston Family Foundation

Carlston Family Foundation

The Carlston Family Foundation envisions that students with the greatest needs have the opportunity to learn from extraordinary teachers who accelerate their learning, transform their lives and show them the path to higher education.

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Boys Hope Girls Hope

Boys Hope Girls Hope

The mission of Boys Hope Girls Hope is to empower disadvantaged youth to be self-sufficient in adulthood by providing housing and education through college.

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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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Team Kids

Team Kids

As a nonprofit organization that nurtures and relies upon the passions and leadership of our youth, Team Kids never strays from its motto: “”It’s all about the kids!””

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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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Tilly’s Life Center

Tilly’s Life Center

Tilly’s Life Center (TLC) takes a proactive and preventive approach to the growing social and emotional issues affecting teens today. The TLC program equips youth with the life skills and coping techniques they need to combat the staggering rates of suicide, anxiety, depression, bullying, school violence, substance abuse and addiction. Our mission is to inspire today’s youth to reach their full potential as productive, kind, happy and responsible individuals.

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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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Golden Rule Charity

Golden Rule Charity

Golden Rule Charity is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in Orange County, California dedicated to the hospitality industry, providing support to qualified employees impacted by unanticipated hardship. Beneficiaries receive support for qualified expenses such as housing, transportation, and medical needs, whether it’s due to a family emergency, natural disaster, or business impact, so they can focus on work.

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Hope Community Services

Hope Community Services

Our mission statement: To serve and support Vietnamese Americans and neighboring communities in Orange County so they may grow and excel, through our educational, cultural, social, and charitable activities.

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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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Latino Health Access

Latino Health Access

Latino Health Access partners with communities to bring health, equity and sustainable change through education, services, consciousness-raising and civic participation.

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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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Meals on Wheels OC

Meals on Wheels OC

Meals on Wheels Orange County is the largest nonprofit provider of nutrition and supportive services for at-risk older adults in the county. It is committed to erasing hunger and isolation through nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks, and keeping families together through adult day services. The organization’s mission is to nourish the wellness, purpose, and dignity of older adults and their families in our community.

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Orange County Congregation Community Organization

Orange County Congregation Community Organization

OCCCO develops transformational leaders within diverse, multicultural, interfaith communities who together have the power to shape equitable public policy throughout Orange County.

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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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Philanthropy & Social Entrepreneurship Partners