Blog - Orange County

Seabreeze Management Company and CEO Isaiah Henry Partners with StandUp for Kids

August 4 2020

StandUp for Kids - Orange County Seabreeze visited our Anaheim center and brought dinner to our kids 30 years ago, Seabreeze was created as a community management company who manages commercial and residential properties with a greater goal of bettering the community around them— connecting and developing relationships with clients, as well as building connections with local charities. After speaking with CEO and company owner of Seabreeze Management Company, Isaiah Henry, it is clear that he and his team genuinely value the relationships they create with their clients and care about the community around them and will do whatever they can to help others. CEO Isaiah Henry Henry ...

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Partner Spotlight: Fairmont Preparatory Academy

July 29 2020

 StandUp for Kids - Orange County Each day, StandUp for Kids - Orange County strives to make a difference in the lives of homeless and underprivileged youth. From grocery deliveries to tutoring sessions, no stone is left unturned by the volunteers and mentors that make up the organization. StandUp for Kids - Orange County’s success and ability to connect with numerous youths and families comes from its partnerships within local communities. Once such partnership involves Fairmont Preparatory Academy, whose campus is located in Anaheim.  It strives to instill values of selflessness and a commitment to community service with its culturally diverse student body. One of the ...

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Rising to the Challenge - Staff Member Xiomara Orozco

July 29 2020

StandUp for Kids - Orange County The COVID-19 pandemic is constantly evolving, with cases on the rise. We are surrounded by uncertainty when it comes to a vaccine, changing safety recommendations, and what our new “normal” will look like. During this unstable time, one constant the StandUp for Kids’ youth can depend on is Xiomara Orozco’s dedication to them and her job. Xiamora (right) awarding a youth for their completion of the 2019 Summer Entrepreneur Program Xiomara has been with StandUp for Kids since May 2019 as the Anaheim Outreach Center Coordinator. She came across the job listing after previously working at an elementary school and a community center for ...

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The Power of a Helping Hand: Michelle’s Path to Reclaiming Her Life

July 17 2020

StandUp for Kids - Orange CountyMichelle looked directly into the camera, smiled, and reflected, “she uplifted my spirit that day”. Denise, who was on the receiving side of this compliment delivered via Zoom call, smiled from ear to ear.  It immediately became clear that the mentorship that StandUp for Kids volunteer Denise provided to twenty-four-year-old homeless youth Michelle was something that altered the course of Michelle’s life for the better.  Before Michelle met Denise, she had been living out of her father’s car for over three months. For as long as Michelle can remember, things have been hard for her and her family. Michelle recalls that in her ...

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UnitedHealth Group Steps Up in Support of Homeless Youth with StandUp for Kids

July 14 2020

StandUp for Kids - Orange County UnitedHealth Group is one of America’s largest health care companies with a mission to help people live healthier lives and help the health care system work better for everyone. While the company works on a global scale to positively impact health care, it understands the unique and immediate needs local communities face and works to support those as well. That includes assisting StandUp for Kids in Orange County. “I am really honored to work at a company that is so socially responsible, even at the heart,” says Diana Lyon. Lyon has worked at Optum, a UnitedHealth Group company, for almost seven years in data analytics and reporting while ...

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July 2020 Supporter Spotlight: Rich Vedas

July 10 2020

StandUp for Kids - Orange County StandUp for Kids - Orange County would like to take a step back and spotlight the efforts of its volunteers, mentors, and donors who’ve helped make initiatives like grocery deliveries and online tutoring sessions possible even during these tumultuous times. The year 2020 hasn’t offered much in terms of stability or consistency. However, if there is a constant then it’s the persistence and tenacity of these individuals who continuously strive to better the lives of youth. For this month, StandUp for Kids would like to highlight the work of Rich Vedas with the honor of Supporter of the Month for July 2020. Rich is a relative newcomer to ...

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