Kid Works

Every day, children in Santa Ana face crime, poverty, and violence. In the face of these problems, so many children are losing hope and falling through the cracks, right in the backyard of Orange County. But at KidWorks, we believe in the power of hope to change a single life and in the power of a single life to change a family, a neighborhood, and an entire community. When a child believes their dreams are possible, they grow to realize those dreams – both for their own lives and for the lives of those around them. Tutoring. Mentoring. Exercise. Accountability. Encouragement. These basic building blocks are starting a revolution of hope in central Santa Ana.


Location: Santa Ana, CA
Contact: Ava Steaffans, Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: 714-834-9400

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For previous local news coverage of the opening of the new KidWorks Center on Townsend Street:

Video slideshow about KidWorks’ Bridge to Hope campaign:

A KidWorks’ student wrote and directed a short video documentary about her life as part of a KidWorks youth documentary-making project entitled “My Struggle, My Hope”: