• Santa Ana Building Healthy Communities and Education 4 All Workgroup

    In 2008, the California Endowment selected Santa Ana as one of 14 sites to participate in their 10-year Building Healthy Communities initiative. The initiative aims to improve health across California by creating long-lasting community change in the 14 communities through resident-empowered civic engagement. The LGBTQ Center is a grantee organization that organizing with parents, youth and community leaders to make long lasting youth and resident policy and advocacy change. The Center is currently an active member of the Education 4 All Workgroup whose mission is that All youth in Santa Ana are socially and emotionally healthy.

    For more information, click HERE.

    Click here for the SABHC flyer: Education 4 All 2018

  • School Climate Committee 

    The LGBTQ Center OC is a member of the Santa Ana Unified School District School Climate Committee. As a partner with district leaders, educators, parents, students and community organizations, we are  tasked with supporting the effective implementation of the Local Control and Accountability (LCAP) school climate priorities. This includes Restorative Justice Practices, Safe and Sensitive Schools, Anti-bullying Awareness, and Youth and Parent Engagement.

    Click here: Link 
  • Support for Parents and Families:

    We provide a safe and supportive environment for parents and families through collaborations with other local parenting groups. Parents and families are welcome to access the groups below to support their children and continue to build community collaboration and family resilience in Orange County.

    South County PFLAG: Link
    North County PFLAG: Link
    La Familia: Link
    Transgender Children and Allies Together: Link
    Parents of Rainbow Children: Link

  • The Writing Center at California State University, Fullerton

    For the second consecutive year, our youth program has collaborated with California State University, Fullerton’s Writing Center. Our partnership and collaboration developed an after-school literacy project called the LGBTQQ Youth Literacy Project, a series of interactive text-rich workshops, lessons, and discussions focused on the writing process. The project consists of graduate and undergraduate students trained in writing and collaborative tutoring strategies. These students mentor high school students to improve their writing composition and critical and creative thinking skills. We believe students benefit from learning environments in which they are seen as a whole person, and where their identities, experiences, abilities, and needs are taken into account and validated. Through participation in activities and discussion focused on writing agency, authority, and ownership, youth learn to use writing as a powerful tool to articulate their diverse identities and experiences that encompasses sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, race, ethnicity, community and culture.