Community Building

ABC Neighborhood 3rd Annual Barrio Run

ABC Neighborhood 3rd Annual Barrio Run

On August 25, 2018 the 3rd annual Barrio Run in the ABC Neighborhood, organized by OC Human Relations Community Building team and ABC neighborhood residents was held. The main goal was to unite the community and showcase safety in the neighborhood. Residents were invited to join in a run around the community to promote health and unity

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Cultivate Together – ABC Neighborhood, West Anaheim

Cultivate Together - ABC Neighborhood, West Anaheim

Our Community Capacity Building Program in the ABC Neighborhood in West Anaheim is nearing an end, but the work is not slowing down! Resident leaders recently partnered with various non-profits and City entities to improve one of their community spaces – transforming it from an empty dirt lot to a beautiful community garden!

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Tustin PD and Currie Middle School Parent Dialogue

Tustin PD and Currie Middle School Parent Dialogue

Recently OC Human Relations Commission and Council staff partnered to organize a series of four dialogues between members of the Tustin Police Department and parents of Currie Middle School parents. The goals were to strengthen relationships between parents and the police department; clear up stereotypes and negative perceptions between law enforcement and Latino Parents; and to develop a better understanding of each other’s role in the community.

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DACA Video Viewing Party a Great Success!

DACA Video Viewing Party a Great Success!

OC Human Relations recently hosted a viewing party featuring “100 Days After DACA”, a video created by OC Human Relations & Dustin Le Productions on the impact of the White House termination of the DACA program on Orange County residents. The feedback from the 100 people who attended was very positive!

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Learn About Islam & the Arab World

Learn About Islam & the Arab World

Open to all K-12 teachers, this class will help educators work more effectively with their students, and promote cultural, ethnic, and religious understanding in the classroom.

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Now Hiring – Bilingual Community Organizer

Now Hiring - Bilingual Community Organizer

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY English/Spanish Bilingual Community Organizer – Community Building Initiative Accepting Applications until December 30th at noon Send cover letter and resume to: Norma López at [email protected] Preferred format for applications is pdf. The Community Building Initiative (CBI) is a three-year project with focus on resident-based capacity to determine and implement positive change in low income communities. This initiative is

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CBI Visit Builds Community

CBI Visit Builds Community

OC Human Relations brought together participants from two Community Building Initiative (CBI) sites. Residents of the Alameda-Brownwood-Catalina (ABC) neighborhood in West Anaheim visited their peers in the Oak View neighborhood in Huntington Beach. The purpose of the visit was to encourage the residents to share their knowledge and experiences between residents and to develop a network among CBI resident leaders across Orange County

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Restorative Circle Facilitator Training “Fantastic”

Restorative Circle Facilitator Training "Fantastic"

Over the course of two evenings in late July 2016, Joyce Sanchez and Norma López of OC Human Relations Community Building team, conducted a Restorative Circle Facilitator Training at the Islamic Society of Orange County. Its purpose was to train community leaders to lead Community Building/Healing circles in their respective communities in light of recent violent events in the United

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Madres se convierten en súper héroes para la comunidad de Anaheim

No son verdes ni descargan rayos eléctricos de sus manos para ahuyentar el crimen, pero Victoria Hipólito, María Rosario Rubio y Deborah de la Cruz, son un trío de mujeres dispuestas a luchar por el bienestar de los niños y sus vecindarios.Las tres líderes del oeste de Anaheim, forman parte del Grupo de Padres en Acción, un agrupación de residentes que se enfoca en mejorar la calidad de vida de la comunidad a través de juntas comunitarias, limpiezas, caminatas por la paz y el reclutamiento de vecinos para hacer el cambio.

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Lighting Up Our Community

After their Flashlight Walk on March 2, residents of the Alameda-Brownwood-Catalina (ABC) community, located in West Anaheim, told OC Human Relations community organizer, Norma Lopez, how happy they were that the walk had been organized and how important it was for other residents to see a crowd of their neighbors walk through the streets at night without fear. In the

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