More than a Celebration

More than a Celebration

Supporters, board members, and special guests including Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido, and philanthropist Toni Mendoza helped celebrate the 20 year anniversary of Hands Together. Guests attended this beautiful afternoon Fiesta at the historic residence of Greg and Melissa Figge in Old Town Tustin. Fr Brad Karelius, shared his vision and memories when starting Hands […]

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June was Graduation Month

June was Graduation Month

Hands Together was proud to graduate 30 children on June 21, ready for Kindergarten this fall. 60 Children move up the educational ladder at Hands Together to graduate in the future and we will have 24 new students enrolling August 13. . A Big Shout Out to lead teacher Jessica Guterrez, and teachers Irene Zavala […]

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Mary Anderson

Recognition to Mary Anderson

The Hands Together team will truly miss the quality teaching with the retirement of Morning Garden lead teacher Mary Anderson.  Joining the Morning Garden staff in 2008, Mary dedicated herself both professionally and personally helping the under served in the Santa Ana community. Mary, a Corona del Mar resident, also travels to Mexico each month […]

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Thank You Wells Fargo Bank

A big Hands Together shout out to Jack Toan and the Wells Fargo Foundation for their continued support of our Job Readiness Program-Morning Garden for low-incomes mom’s with preschool aged children.

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Local Media & Design Firm Honors Hands Together

Sia Brands, Inc. of Irvine, California presented a great PARTY night of music, food, and auction with proceeds donated to Hands Together.  Maryam Siahatgar, CEO, introduced Hands Together to over 100 guests, with Hands Together ED, Dave Peters sharing the mission and vision of Hands Together.   THANK YOU MARYAM!

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Free Dental for our children & families

A huge shout out of thanks to SERVE THE PEOPLE technicians Minerva Heredia, David Carbajal and Juan Martinez and their Mobile Dental Unit which visits our center each month.  Parents sign up and dental treatment is conducted in the mobile unit.  Serve the People have a dental center located at 1206 E. 17th. St. Suite […]

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It was a happy Halloween

It was a happy Halloween

Parents joined with our staff to walk to the Civic Center for a special pre-Halloween trick or treat.  Thank you to Hugh Nyugen and the City of Santa Ana for hosting this annual event for our kids.

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Habitat for Humanity donates-Ten-X constructs

A big Hands Together thank you to the hard work of Angelique Mordell from Habitat for Humanity for organizing and donating our new playhouse for the kids. And a special thanks to the crew from Ten-X in Irvine who built it.  The kids love it!

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2018 Graduating Class

2018 Graduating Class

Celebration began on June 22 as 29 Hands Together families celebrated the graduation of their 4 1/2 year olds, many completing 3 years of school readiness preschool.  Program Director, Karina Chavez conducted the ceremonies.

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Proud of our teachers. Lilly and Veronica

The Hands Together staff is excited to announce teachers Lilly Rodriquez and Veronica Aguirre graduate today from Santa Ana College with their AA. All teachers at Hands Together are encouraged to continue their education.  Tough schedule to work full time  and school in the evening.  We salute Lilly and Veronica for moving forward in their […]

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