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VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

A special thank you to Mary Ellen Glaser for the passion and considerable time devoted to our children.  Mary Ellen has contributed in so many ways including 4 years on the Hands Together Board of Directors.  Mary Ellen is truly a champion for Hands Together and all our staff appreciates her…

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Messiah Episcopal Church Rector Forum

A Big Thank You to Rector Abel Lopez and the parishioners at Messiah Episcopal Church in Santa Ana for opening their doors to Hands Together and our staff and board Sunday, July 9. Program Director  Karina Chavez and Hands Together mom Veronica Maldinado shared the mission of Hands Together, followed by a tour and lunch […]

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The Kids

Big Graduating Class of 2017

June 23 we said goodbye to 36 students who will go into kindergarten this fall.  Many of our kids have attended Hands Together for at least 2 years, and for several since they were 6 months old.  There were many tears from teachers, parents and kids alike.  BEST OF LUCK to our kids, we will […]

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It’s a big week of teacher appreciation

Hands Together is proud of our excellent teaching staff.      81 children currently enrolled at the Hands Together preschool and 36 graduate on June 23, 2017, ready for Kindergarten.  Thank you to all the parents for their support and special gifts given to the teachers this week.

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The Assistance League of Santa Ana provides media for the kids

The teachers of Hands Together extend a big thank you to the Assistance League of Santa Ana for donating a new projector and nappy tablets for the pre-K classroom.  On October 5, Dave Peters was invited to the Assistance League fall meeting accepting the gift worth over $1500 on behalf of the 22 teachers and staff at Hands […]

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Celebrating the Life of Sr. Michelle Tochtrop, CSJ

The Hands Together family is deeply saddened by the passing of Sister Michelle August 5 after a short fight with cancer.  Sr. Michelle was a dedicated member of our Hands Together Board of Trustees and  also served on the board of St. Joseph Hospital in Orange.  “Sr Michelle always kept us focused on our mission”, […]

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2015 Grads

25 Grads in 2016

Hands Together is proud of our class of 2016.  These are 4 year olds ready to enter Kindergarten according to Director Karina Chavez.  Many of the children have worked their way through 3 years of preschool education including English Learning, literacy and math. 

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It was a fun event for Hands Together

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Pacific Premier Bank

Pacific Premier Bank steps up for Literacy

  Pacific Premier Bank is one of our leading sponsors to help underserved families participate in the Hands Together Literacy program.  If you can’t “Learn to Read, you can’t Read to Learn” and a big shout out to Olivia Prout, Lynn Nguyen, Joey Ferrell, Mai Ly-Vu and Marissa Demes from PPB for all your support.   THANK […]

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Chad & Friends

$10,000 raised at Casino Night May 19

A special thanks goes out to our sponsors Chad Sidles from Hub International,  Cibola Systems and all our friends at Pacific Premier Bank for helping make our Casino Royale Event successful.  Over $10,000 was raised for our Literacy and Scholarship programs.   Pictured from left to right: Cynthia Sidles, Chad Sidles, Dan MacMillan, Fran & Jeannie Falino

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