Actress Danielle Fishel visits THINK Together at McFadden Intermediate

Actress Danielle Fishel visits THINK Together at McFadden Intermediate

Boy Meets World actress Danielle Fishel, visited 6th- 8th grade THINK Together students at McFadden Intermediate School in the Santa Ana Unified School District to speak about the importance of getting an education after high school and how earning a college degree has made a positive impact in her life. Danielle

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Whittier Area Resource Fair

Whittier Area Resource Fair

Join us Saturday, April 12 from 9am-12pm at Carmela Elementary, 13300 Lakeland Rd, Whittier, CA 90605 for the third annual Whittier Area Resource Fair that THINK Together and South Whittier School District host to bring resources and wellness to the community and highlights the South Whittier School District. This year’s events

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LA84 Foundation and THINK Together bringing organized afterschool sports programs to Riverside County

LA84 Foundation and THINK Together bringing organized afterschool sports programs to Riverside County

The LA84 Foundation grant has been an integral part of THINK Together’s Middle School program in Los Angeles for a few years now. Recently, the foundation also awarded THINK Together’s Riverside County a grant that also provided them with the resources needed to run organized afterschool sports programs in Jurupa Unified, Lake

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- A Giving Heart – Food, Wine and Beer Event benefiting THINK Together

- A Giving Heart – Food, Wine and Beer Event benefiting THINK Together

Join THINK Together and 22 local purveyors of food, wine, pastries and beer at this celebration benefiting 7,500 students in THINK Together programs the Redlands, Colton Joint and Rialto unified school districts. Enjoy the flavors of Europe and the United States while having fun with friends. Date: Thursday, April 10 Time: 6:00

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MMA Star Tito Ortiz talks about bully prevention with local youth

MMA Star Tito Ortiz talks about bully prevention with local youth

Jacob “Tito” Ortiz visited THINK Together at May Ranch Elementary in Perris to talk about bullying with students. As Tito stepped onto stage, taller than a skyscraper, he began his speech by talking about his childhood in Huntington Beach. Who would have thought a former Light-Heavyweight UFC Champion was bullied

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Local afterschool programs march against bullying

Local afterschool programs march against bullying

Kaiser Permanente Southern California, THINK Together, and Little Lake City School District collaborated for their first after school “March Against Bullying”. The march was highly anticipated by students as it culminated a three-week long curriculum on bullying. More than 150 kids from Cresson, Jersey, and Paddison Elementary proudly celebrated their diversity and pledges

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Fusing performing arts with math, science and technology after school

Fusing performing arts with math, science and technology after school

THINK Together at Lake Marie Elementary in the South Whittier School District recently hosted a movie premiere, red carpet and all. Families, school partners and THINK Together staff were present to view two films created by THINK Together film club students and to celebrate this artistic accomplishment as a community.

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Collaborating Internally and Externally for Community Wellness

Collaborating Internally and Externally for Community Wellness

THINK Together’s Wellness Committee held a retreat in February hosted by Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center to discuss the future with a focus on sustainability and growth in the area of holistic community wellness starting in our schools. The committee provides resources and leadership in the area of health

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Learning is the work

On Feb. 19 THINK Together in the Bay Area hosted their mid-year training at Horace Mann Elementary School in the San Jose Unified School District.  One hundred site supervisors and program leaders from THINK Together programs throughout the Bay Area received training on how to best implement curriculum such as

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Jesse Rangel a THINK Together program leader and U.S. Marine

Jesse Rangel a THINK Together program leader and U.S. Marine

Inspiring, energetic, dependable and positive are words to describe program leader Jesse Rangel. Not only is he a positive role model to students at Aeolian Elementary in the Los Nietos School District but he is also a United States Marine. Jesse will be deployed to Kuwait on Mar. 8, for

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Fighting Childhood Obesity in Baldwin Park

Fighting Childhood Obesity in Baldwin Park

On Feb. 27 Univision Reporter, Norma Roque, visited Kaiser Permanente in Baldwin Park and THINK Together’s program at Tracy Elementary in the Baldwin Park Unified School District to talk to Baldwin Park residents about how they are staying healthy and fighting childhood obesity.

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THINK Together Young Professional and Volunteer Lisa Morrow wins trip for her philanthropy work

THINK Together Young Professional and Volunteer Lisa Morrow wins trip for her philanthropy work

Lisa Morrow, second from right, is seen here with THINK Together Founder and CEO Randy Barth, Wellness Committee Chair Barbara Wachsman and THINK Together Board Member Fran Inman at the Rotary event. Lisa J. Morrow, Regional Director West Coast, Insurope, and member of THINK Together’s Young Professional group, won the

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Orange County Office has moved!

Orange County Office has moved!

THINK Together’s Orange County Office now has a new address. 2101-B East Fourth Street, Second floor, Santa Ana, CA 92705 All phone numbers and email addresses will remain the same. THINK Together’s Human Resources and Volunteer Department have moved to this new location as well. Please make a note of

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We need to recruit tomorrow’s scientists, engineers and mathematicians today!

We need to recruit tomorrow’s scientists, engineers and mathematicians today!

By Susan Wood Executive Director of the Children’s Center at Caltech Humans are born naturally curious. We have to ask ourselves how do we preserve and nurture this sense of curiosity through life’s stages? To address this for our youngest learners, the Children’s Center at Caltech, the Children and Families

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Teaching water science and conservation after school

Teaching water science and conservation after school

Local organizations and Mountain View School District have joined forces to educate students about water science and conservation and the timing couldn’t be better as 2014 is shaping up to be one of the driest years in California. The Upper District has partnered with Discovery Science Center and THINK Together

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Jurupa Unified kids get a kick out of afterschool education

Jurupa Unified kids get a kick out of afterschool education

THINK Together elementary sites in the Jurupa Unified School District just wrapped up the second annual Soccer Intramural Season. Incorporating organized sports with academics afterschool has a great effect on students who are motivated by physical activity and wellness; it’s truly a win-win. “My teacher noticed that I did better

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Holiday Savings at Ralphs/Food4Less and Shell Gasoline

Holiday Savings at Ralphs/Food4Less and Shell Gasoline

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San Bernardino City College Student Named Youth Volunteer of the Year

San Bernardino City College Student Named Youth Volunteer of the Year

At this year’s Association of Fundraising Professionals, Inland Empire chapter National Philanthropy day luncheon, THINK Together volunteer, 19 year-old Ashlee Gonzalez, was awarded Youth Volunteer of the Year. Gonzalez contributed more than 1,500 volunteer service hours in the four years she has been involved with the extended learning time program.

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#Share2Give through the Giving Library

#Share2Give through the Giving Library

You can help underserved kids close the achievement gap by supporting THINK Together through The Giving Library’s #Share2Give campaign! All you have to do is share our Giving Library video on Facebook or Twitter, and the Giving Library will donate $5 to us. Through the Share to Give campaign the Giving Library will donate

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Intel staff worldwide offers a week long of learning and giving to Orange County locals

Intel staff worldwide offers a week long of learning and giving to Orange County locals

Last Thursday, the “Software and Services Group” for Intel Corporation completed their Software Enabling Summit at the Hyatt hotel in Garden Grove with an afternoon dedicated to volunteering with THINK Together. Over 650 Intel associates from all over the globe participated in THINK Together’s Book Doctor program, “doctoring” more than

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Vote Your Thanks!

Vote Your Thanks!

The Orange County Community Foundation is Awarding $30,000 in Grants! Six OC nonprofits will receive grants from $2,500 – $10,000. Will THINK Together be one of them?  Friends, with your support it is highly possible. Please Vote Your Thanks by visiting:  https://www.ocnonprofitcentral.org/profile/1129569/ Once you are there click on the “Vote Your Thanks” image

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City of Redlands heroes celebrate Lights On Afterschool with THINK Together

City of Redlands heroes celebrate Lights On Afterschool with THINK Together

Lugonia Elementary in the Redlands Unified School District held a Lights On Afterschool event with a “Super Local Hero Celebration” theme. The Mayor of Redlands, The Redlands Fire Department, The Redlands Police Department and American Medical Response Emergency Services came out to visit the afterschool program and each of the local

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Carmela Elementary and THINK Together inspiring families to read together

Carmela Elementary and THINK Together inspiring families to read together

Carmela Elementary in the South Whittier School District in partnership with THINK Together recently hosted a family literacy night. Site Coordinator Jennifer Mendoza and Principal Mrs. Lisa Wilson collaborated to plan this great event. More than 30 families were in attendance to learn different literacy strategies and gain access to

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ConnectOC Blog // Public-education woes affect everyone // shared by THINK Together

ConnectOC Blog // Public-education woes affect everyone // shared by THINK Together

By Shelley Hoss Published in the Orange County Register April 8, 2013 The challenges facing Orange County’s students can’t be addressed by the local education system alone. Solving the equation will take the whole community, working together. You don’t have school-aged children, so the cuts to education don’t affect you,

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Breaking the Reading Record in Orange County

Breaking the Reading Record in Orange County

THINK Together and the Children and Families Commission of Orange County are proud to report that Read for the Record efforts broke last year’s Orange County record once again by reading to 30,287 children! Read for the Record is one of the largest national events promoting reading and literacy in

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Fourteen years of Lights On Afterschool!

Fourteen years of Lights On Afterschool!

Lights On Afterschool, the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs, launched in 2000 and highlights the importance of afterschool programs in the lives of children, families and communities. Lights On Afterschool is an Afterschool Alliance project. This nationwide celebration has become a hallmark of the afterschool movement and also generates great

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Chivas USA soccer players Bobby Burling and Josue Soto inspire middle school students after school

Chivas USA soccer players Bobby Burling and Josue Soto inspire middle school students after school

Chivas USA recently partnered with THINK Together to enhance current physical activity and wellness programs for students in the Los Angeles area. The partnership includes soccer clinics for students and the first one was recently held at Lynwood Middle School. During after school time middle school students from Chavez and

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It’s time to purchase those treats for Halloween!

It’s time to purchase those treats for Halloween!

Thanks to a generous offer from Ralphs and Food4Less Markets, when you buy groceries and household items at their stores, you can support THINK Together at no additional cost to you. Simply register your Ralphs or Food4Less Club card online at www.ralphs.com and Ralphs will donate up to 4% of

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Charles Abbott Memorial Golf Tournament Takes a Swing at Another Successful Tourney

Charles Abbott Memorial Golf Tournament Takes a Swing at Another Successful Tourney

Over 100 players participated in the 14th Annual Charles Abbott Memorial Golf Tournament held at the Monarch Beach Golf Links in Dana Point on Monday, October 14.  Funds raised from the tournament benefit THINK Together and the Boys and Girls Club of the Los Angeles Harbor. In memory of Charley

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Employee Spotlight: Chenoa Jaramillo

Employee Spotlight: Chenoa Jaramillo

Chenoa Jaramillo is the Student and Family Literacy Coordinator for Los Angeles County North Office serving the Azusa Unified School District Chenoa grew up in the city of Azusa, making her a great fit for this position, since she has been a community member for quite a few years. Outside of

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Victoria Elementary celebrates Green Apple Day of Service

Victoria Elementary celebrates Green Apple Day of Service

THINK Together at Victoria Elementary School in the Redlands Unified School District participated in the second annual Green Apple Day of Service. This day of service provides parents, teachers, students, and local organizations with the opportunity to transform school campuses into healthy, safe and productive learning environments. online personal loans

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We’ve moved!

We’ve moved!

The THINK Together Home Office now has a new address. 2101-A East Fourth Street, Santa Ana, CA 92705 All phone numbers and email addresses will remain the same. Please make a note of this change in your records. Thanks to the Orange County Children & Families Commission for its catalytic

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More than 300 Anteaters descend on 48 of THINK Together’s programs in Orange County

More than 300 Anteaters descend on 48 of THINK Together’s programs in Orange County

On Wednesday, Sept. 25, as part of University of California, Irvine (UCI)’s Welcome Week, over 300 students participated in the school’s “UC I Give Back” day of philanthropy by volunteering and mentoring in 47 elementary and middle school in Santa Ana and Tustin’s extended learning time programs managed by THINK Together. Best Payday Loan

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Fostering safe environments for kids after school: A thank you letter

Fostering safe environments for kids after school: A thank you letter

September 9, 2013 Dear Judy: I want to take a moment to thank you for your exemplary conduct last week during the lockdown and the police pursuit at Wilson. Wilson Elementary found itself in an extremely difficult situation, which was frightening and distressing to both students and staff. I know

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The First Tee DRIVE partners with THINK Together

The First Tee DRIVE partners with THINK Together

The First Tee Develops Rewarding Inspiring Values for Everyone (DRIVE), a non-profit youth development organization  provides educational activities that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. The partnership with First Tee DRIVE will enhance THINK Together’s current physical activity and character education programs

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Read for the Record!

Read for the Record!

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September = Festival of Children And National Child Awareness Month

September = Festival of Children And National Child Awareness Month

Join THINK Together starting Sept. 7 at Festival of Children, held on weekends through September, at South Coast Plaza. We’ll have a booth offering program information, goodies, and staff will be available to answer any questions for families. Festival of Children, held annually, highlights all children charities serving our community

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Foothills Reader: Helping kids believe and achieve

Foothills Reader: Helping kids believe and achieve

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THINK Together named ‘Best Non-Profit’

THINK Together named ‘Best Non-Profit’

Congratulations to THINK Together San Bernardino County Staff for recently being awarded by California State University of San Bernardino’s Career Center as the “Best Non-Profit”! THINK Together partners with University and College Career Centers to provide students with volunteer, intern, and career opportunities within the field of education. You can

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THINK Together and the Achievement Gap

THINK Together and the Achievement Gap

Why is THINK Together needed? Watch this animated video that tells the story of THINK Together and how this academic support provider is closing the education achievement gap in California. Our Mission is to provide high quality, academically oriented out-of-school programs for students regardless of race, creed, or socioeconomic status.

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Sacramento Elementary Schools off to Another Galaxy

Sacramento Elementary Schools off to Another Galaxy

Last week, Woodbine, Harkness, Washington, and William Land Elementary students showcased the work they did about astronomy and space. During the six-week SummerQuest program in Sacramento City Unified School District, students learned about the founders of astronomy and its basic principles. Thanks to a partnership with the California Aerospace Museum,

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LA County Executive Director Appointed to Human and Community Services Commission in Claremont

LA County Executive Director Appointed to Human and Community Services Commission in Claremont

Anne Turner, THINK Together’s Executive Director of Los Angeles County, was appointed to the Human and Community Services Commission by the Claremont City Council on Tuesday, July 23. The commission is comprised of seven citizens appointed by the Mayor after consultation with and full approval by the City Council. The

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Sacramento celebrates a Summer of Service

Sacramento celebrates a Summer of Service

As THINK Together’s six-week summer learning program in Sacramento came to an end the students were eager to show off their service learning projects. On July 25, THINK Together students from five middle and high schools throughout Sacramento City Unified School District showcased the work they have done throughout the

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Another successful OC Fair ‘We Care Wednesday’ book drive

Another successful OC Fair ‘We Care Wednesday’ book drive

Through a partnership with the OC Fair, The Children and Families Commission of Orange County and THINK Together, took part in this year’s “We Care Wednesday” event on July 24 by hosting a book drive. Book Drive efforts brought in over 60,000 new and used books to be distributed to children

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THINK Together Board Member Receives Award for Outstanding Volunteer Fundraising

THINK Together Board Member Receives Award for Outstanding Volunteer Fundraising

THINK Together Board of Directors member, Mary Lynn Coffee, has been given the award for Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser. Mary Lynn won this award because time and time again she demonstrates outstanding leadership skills in coordinating and motivating groups of donors and volunteers for fundraising projects that benefit THINK Together. Through

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Chef Lee Burton brings ‘real food’ to the classroom table

Chef Lee Burton brings ‘real food’ to the classroom table

THINK Together’s program at McKinley Elementary in the Redlands Unified School District is fortunate to have Chef Lee Burton lead food preparation activities with after school students using what he refers to as “real food,” food comprised of fruits, veggies, and herbs that can be purchased at your local farmer’s

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Fighting Childhood Obesity

Fighting Childhood Obesity

THINK Together and Loma Linda Medical University recently partnered in the fight against childhood obesity and poor health. This partnership was made possible by a few key people: Richard Hart, President of Loma Linda University, Ruthita Fike, Chief Executive Officer of Loma Linda University Medical Center, Zareh Sarrafian, Chief Operation Officer

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Summer Program Spotlight: Holland Middle School

Summer Program Spotlight: Holland Middle School

THINK Together Summer Programs are all in full swing in Baldwin Park as we say goodbye to June and the month of July begins. One of THINK Together’s enriching and fun middle school programs is taking place at Jerry D. Holland Middle School in the Baldwin Park Unified School District. Summer

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Summer of innovation reveals great possibilities for students’ futures

Summer of innovation reveals great possibilities for students’ futures

On Tuesday July 10, 2013, Michael Funk, the afterschool division director for the California Department of Education, visited two THINK Together sites in Santa Ana and got an up-close look at the STEM-based “Summer of Innovation” programs taking place.     Funk, accompanied by leaders from local foundations, visited several

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Orange County Fair “We Care Wednesday” Book Drive

Orange County Fair “We Care Wednesday” Book Drive

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