Impact Giving Donates $13,000 to KidWorks, Santa Ana

KidWorks, based in Santa Ana, was awarded a $13,000 grant from Impact Giving, a women’s collective giving organization. The grant was announced at Impact Giving’s Awards Ceremony held May 8th at the Irvine Marriott Hotel. That evening Impact Giving granted a total of $130,000 to four local and two global nonprofit organizations. In its first four years the women’s collective has granted a total of $475, 000 to 26 local and global organizations.

Townsend-Raitt Street Fiesta & Resource Fair Draws Over 1,000 From At-Risk Santa Ana Neighborhoods

KidWorks, a Santa Ana-based non-profit that serves at-risk children and teens, today announced that over 1,000 children, teens and parents attended the fifth annual Townsend Raitt Street Fiesta and Resource Fair, held August 18 in central Santa Ana.

College Football Hall of Fame Coaches Donahue and Robinson to Square off at KidWorks Foundation for Success Luncheon

KidWorks, a Santa Ana-based non-profit that serves at-risk children and teens, today announced that legendary former rival football coaches Terry Donahue of UCLA and John Robinson of USC will be the guest speakers along with former players from both schools at the charity’s sixth annual Foundation for Success fundraiser luncheon on Nov. 15 at the Doubletree Hotel in Santa Ana. The event is two days before the traditional USC versus UCLA football game.

KidWorks Names New Officers on Board of Directors

KidWorks, a Santa Ana based non-profit that serves at-risk children and teens, today announced new officers on board of directors for the 2012-2013 term, which began July 1.

KidWorks Announces Off-Road Event for At-Risk Children and Teens

KidWorks, a Santa Ana-based non-profit that serves at-risk children and teens, today announced it has teamed with Pure Hobby Racing to sponsor an off-road event on June 23 in the central Santa Ana neighborhood where the charity provides services and support to needy families.

KidWorks Academic Programs Empower Six At-Risk Santa Ana Youth to Graduate from Mater Dei High School

KidWorks, a Santa Ana-based non-profit that serves at-risk children and teens, today announced that six youth in its programs have successfully graduated from Mater Dei High School, a private Catholic high school, also located in Santa Ana. This is the largest number of teens in KidWorks programs to ever have graduated from Mater Dei, known for its demanding academic standards tailored to help students succeed in high school and beyond.

KidWorks Adds Six New Members to the Board of Directors

KidWorks is a comprehensive community-based organization that predominately serves the children and families living in at-risk neighborhoods of central Santa Ana, California. KidWorks is working every day to develop the capacity of local leadership to build a healthier, sustainable community through holistic early childhood, youth, and parent development programs. The goals of KidWorks are: 1) to be a model of community transformation by building on existing community assets; 2) to be a safe haven for youth and families; and 3) to be a place for learning, nurturing, and leadership development.

Building a Healthy Community from the Inside Out

1,600 parents, children, and resource partners come together to celebrate their community and promote good health.

Olympic Academy Teams up With KidWorks

The Olympic Academy, an Orange County, Calif.-based non-profit organization under the direction of U.S. Olympians and dedicated to providing world-class mentoring and instruction for young student athletes, today announced that it will host its first charitable sports camp with KidWorks on August 2-4, 2010. The mission of the Olympic Academy, is to teach, inspire, and motivate young student athletes from ages 8 to 18 to excel at the skills needed be prepared for the next level in their lives while illuminating the importance of bringing the ideals of good sportsmanship, teamwork, and discipline into all other areas of their lives. Santa Ana, Calif.-based KidWorks aims to transform challenged neighborhoods within Santa Ana, Calif., by building on the strengths and potential in the community through education, character formation, and personal development.

Breaking the Cycle of Latino High School Drop Outs: KidWorks Making Strides in Challenged Neighborhoods

KidWorks is hosting the graduation event “Day of the Stars” on June 19th from 10am-12pm at 1910 W. Chestnut Avenue in Santa Ana. City of Santa Ana Councilmember, David Benavides, will be giving a commencement address to the KidWorks high school graduates. KidWorks will also have a ceremony for the 48 preschool students who are promoting to Kindergarten.