Serving the heart of Orange County
What people say about Hands Together
– Miguel Pulido, Mayor of City of Santa Ana
With its emphasis on literacy training, Hands Together gives students the skills they need to enter the public school system and succeed. The model used by Hands Together provides the early assistance many of our children, and their parents, need to be actively engaged students and families.
– Founding President, The Rev. Canon Brad Karelius Rector, Messiah Episcopal Parish
In 1999, I worked with the Sisters of St. Joseph and St. Joseph Hospital to discern the core needs for working poor families in central Santa Ana. We concluded that a high quality early childhood education center, with health assessments, nutrition education, and parenting support programs would be the best way to prepare young children to be successful in school and help the whole family emerge from poverty.
– Juanita Mitchell Doby, Vice President, Human Resources, Volvo Cars, North America
During my recent tour of Hands Together and the Pre-Kindergarten Literacy Center, I was inspired by the enthusiasm of the students and the program’s focus on literacy; these children are getting a big boost up the educational ladder. There is no better investment than building a sound foundation for our children. I applaud their invaluable efforts.