Blog - Orange County

Communities Leading By Example

November 9 2018

By Ryan Kincaid As election season has come and gone, we often find ourselves wondering, “What’s next?” In the case of StandUp For Kids, a very important proposition was passed this past Tuesday. Our mission is well documented; we strive to prevent youth homelessness. However, we certainly can’t do it alone. This is why dedicated support systems are imperative to our organization and its mission. In addition to our valued donors, we also often need a little additional help from the state legislature. In last week’s election, California’s Proposition 2 was passed with a heavy majority. Proposition 2 is essentially a continuation of 2016’s Proposition ...

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A Season For Giving Thanks - Orange County

October 30 2018

By Ryan Kincaid Despite these 80-degree temperatures in Southern California, there’s no denying that the autumn season is upon us. Autumn brings a lot to celebrate: cooler weather, beautiful scenery, Halloween and furthermore, Thanksgiving. There’s certainly a lot to be excited about at this time of year. However, for us here at StandUp For Kids, it’s about so much more than being able to wear warmer clothes and seeing the pretty-colored leaves. Here are some of the things we have going on this Fall: Dia de los Muertos - First on the agenda, Anaheim site coordinator Denisze Zermeno will be teaching the children about the significance of Dia de los Muertos and its relation ...

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OC Student Spotlight - Melany Sanchez

October 30 2018

By Ryan Kincaid For many students, after-school programs are a time to receive assistance with their studies. For others, it’s an opportunity to see their friends past 3 p.m. Finding the perfect balance, however, is what makes these programs most beneficial and enjoyable for the children. Despite the fact that eighth-grader, Melany Sanchez, is practically counting down the days until the end of the school year, she understands that these experiences are priceless and that StandUp For Kids is here with her for every step towards achieving her dreams. “I’d like to be a computer programmer,” exclaimed Melany without hesitation when we asked her what career she’d ...

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Hope With A Voice

September 19 2018

          By Ryan Kincaid In recent years, Orange County’s homelessness problem has been discussed and reviewed often, and the general consensus has been that the homeless population is increasing. However, the method by which these numbers are determined seems rather convoluted yet vague. In an interview conducted by Nick Gerda, a reporter for Voice of OC with Susan Price, Orange County homeless services coordinator, Price mentions how, “The methodology that was used in 2017, ’15 and ’13…was an extrapolation.” The article goes on to mention that the upcoming 2019 count will provide more precise numbers, information regarding ...

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Join us at Eddy V’s Wildfish in Newport Beach on October 25

September 17 2018

Mark your calendars! The next StandUp For Kids - Orange County event is coming up at Thursday, October 25th. From 6-8 pm, you’ll enjoy live music, appetizers and drinks, plus inspiration from our guest speaker. Bring your whole team to network with other local business leaders who care about helping their community. You’ll have the opportunity to mingle with other like-minded people while supporting a very worthy cause that needs your help more than ever. In our recent blog article, we shared how tuition hikes at local colleges has led to more students becoming homeless. At Saddleback College alone last year, 1,100 students were identified as homeless, with about 200 of those ...

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Our National Conference is Less Than a Month Away!

August 31 2018

The StandUp For Kids National Conference is a highlight of the year, and something you will remember for the rest of your life. It is the biggest effort to bring us together and serve under one big banner. The location of our 2018 conference location will be Atlanta, Georgia, and will run from Friday, September 28 through Sunday September 30. The energy, the excitement, the connections, and the skills are just too important to pass up! Details: Agenda and registration: Find this info at Registration closes September 10. Conference location: The American Hotel, located in Downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The $149/night room block must be booked by September ...

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