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Unseen and Unheard: Aging in Need in Orange County

The ConnectOC Blog is a place for sharing insight, information and examples of how Orange County residents, donors and nonprofits are working to build a brighter, stronger, more vibrant community. We welcome you to share your thoughts by commenting below. We’re unprepared to address the needs of one of the fastest-growing segments of our population. Older adults today are more visible, active and independent than any previous generation. Many are in better shape and embracing ...
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Families Landlocked in Food Deserts

The ConnectOC Blog is a place for sharing insight, information and examples of how Orange County residents, donors and nonprofits are working to build a brighter, stronger, more vibrant community. We welcome you to share your thoughts by commenting below. Many low-income families lack basic access to healthy food options. For many Orange County commuters, stopping to buy a bottle of water or a snack from a convenience store is a time-saver. Yet for too ...
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June 15 World Elder Abuse Day is Reminder Rising Epidemic

The ConnectOC Blog is a place for sharing insight, information and examples of how Orange County residents, donors and nonprofits are working to build a brighter, stronger, more vibrant community. We welcome you to share your thoughts by commenting below. It was only supposed to be temporary. Just a few months until they got back on their feet - and in the meantime, an extra pair of hands around the house would be a blessing ...
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Could Restorative Justice Unlock the Potential of Troubled Youth?

The ConnectOC Blog is a place for sharing insight, information and examples of how Orange County residents, donors and nonprofits are working to build a brighter, stronger, more vibrant community. We welcome you to share your thoughts by commenting below. Research shows that expulsions and suspensions do more harm than good for the future of our students and our community. What if we could unlock the potential of each student instead of locking a troubled ...
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What do 50 stories tell us about Orange County?

The ConnectOC Blog is a place for sharing insight, information and examples of how Orange County residents, donors and nonprofits are working to build a brighter, stronger, more vibrant community. We welcome you to share your thoughts by commenting below. Together, local nonprofits are building up Orange County through collaboration. My column in the Faith and Values section of the Orange County Register last week marks my 50th opportunity to shine the light on our ...
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Keeping our promise to California’s students

The ConnectOC Blog is a place for sharing insight, information and examples of how Orange County residents, donors and nonprofits are working to build a brighter, stronger, more vibrant community. We welcome you to share your thoughts by commenting below. A conversation with California State University Fullerton President Dr. Mildred García. A nationally-recognized leader in higher education, Dr. Mildred García was appointed the fifth president of CSUF in June 2012, during a time of significant ...
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Orange County’s Health Hangs in the Balance

The ConnectOC Blog is a place for sharing insight, information and examples of how Orange County residents, donors and nonprofits are working to build a brighter, stronger, more vibrant community. We welcome you to share your thoughts by commenting below. One third of Orange County residents are unable to get the health care they need, but local organizations are working to bridge the gap. An epidemic is sweeping across Orange County, driving our residents to ...
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Financial Literacy is Key to Self-Sufficiency

The ConnectOC Blog is a place for sharing insight, information and examples of how Orange County residents, donors and nonprofits are working to build a brighter, stronger, more vibrant community. We welcome you to share your thoughts by commenting below. How two nonprofits are helping families master the dollars and cents of self-sufficiency. What’s your financial IQ? We live in a society that relentlessly tempts us to make questionable financial choices. From the 1,600 to ...
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One Child Bullied is Too Many

The ConnectOC Blog is a place for sharing insight, information and examples of how Orange County residents, donors and nonprofits are working to build a brighter, stronger, more vibrant community. We welcome you to share your thoughts by commenting below. For students robbed of their independence by bullying, education paves the way for healing. Most Orange County schoolchildren can’t wait for the recess bell to ring. But when Rebeca was 10, she would sprint to ...
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The New Face of Neighbors in Need

ReachOut OC addresses the changing demographics of need in Orange County. Lake Forest resident Price will challenge everything you think you know about hunger in Orange County. A client of South County Outreach, he shops at the nonprofit’s food pantry. He and as many as 3,000 other residents count on deliveries of emergency food and fresh fare every month just to get by. But that wasn’t always the case. Price is the new face of ...
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