Steve & Susie Segerstrom Perry honored for 20 years of supporting KidWorks

SANTA ANA - Steve and Susie Segerstrom Perry have championed KidWorks for the past 20 years.  As both volunteers and donors, their investment in KidWorks has allowed for the expansion of their facility and the services offered to at-risk youth in Santa Ana. 

Volunteers team up to beautify a Santa Ana neighborhood

On Saturday, Arrendondo, her children and about 800 volunteers fought back as best they could, with paint brushes, sandpaper and shovels, erasing eyesores and beautifying the neighborhood surrounding Evergreen and Cedar streets.

Día del Niño Celebration in Santa Ana 

Healthy kids make for a healthy community. On Saturday April 16th, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., KidWorks will host a Día del Niño celebration in partnership with other local non-profits, community leaders and educators.

Former CEO Honored at Annual Fundraising Luncheon

Santa Ana, Calif. – A highlight of the recent 2015 KidWorks’ Foundation for Success luncheon, held Thursday, Nov. 19 at the Doubletree Hotel, Santa Ana, was the special recognition given to former KidWorks CEO Ava Steaffens for her vision and dedication...

Foundation for Success Luncheon Raises Record $620,000

The 2015 KidWorks’ Foundation for Success (FFS) Luncheon, held Thursday, Nov. 19 at the Doubletree Hotel, Santa Ana, raised a record-breaking $620,000 that will fund afterschool education and leadership development programs conducted by the nonprofit for at-risk children in central Santa Ana. 

Annual Charity Golf Tournament Comes to Newport Coast

This year, panoramic ocean views from every tee box, open canyons and golf at a cliff’s edge will challenge foursomes in the 4th Annual KidWorks Classic Golf Tournament.  Presented by the Outlets at San Clemente and Citadel Outlets Los Angeles, the popular charity event comes for the first time to the Pelican Hill North Course at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast on Wednesday, May 18.

KidWorks Makes a Final Push for Expansion Plan

SANTA ANA – Dozens of KidWorks youth, staff members, parents and supporters on Tuesday evening migrated from the nonprofit’s air-conditioned building on West Chestnut Avenue to a warehouse next door that was sauna-like from the heat of the summer day.

BikeIt! Santa Ana Youth Written Grant Recommended for Approval by State

Congratulations to the youth from Bike It! Santa Ana at KidWorks! The youth and city staff joined forces to submit a grant application to install protected bike lanes on Edinger Avenue from the Santa Ana River Trail to Bristol Street.

Meet the Bike It! Santa Ana Dream Team

Mirabel Mateo, Tony Gattica and Lynnete Guzman of the Bike It! Santa Ana project of KidWorks ride on Edinger Ave., where their protected bike lane will be created. Young people in Orange County are getting tired of the region’s lack of bike-friendliness.

Teacher seeks to shape young lives

SANTA ANA – Gabriela Cova is giving back. And she's doing so with some of Orange County's youth. On a recent Tuesday afternoon, the 31-year-old led a group of about 15 children, all around 5 years old, in assembling their own three-dimensional paper Christmas tree and snowman cards at Santa Ana's KidWorks.

Families attended the health fair at Bishop Manor

SANTA ANA - More than 100 families living in the Bishop Manor community in Santa Ana gathered on the morning of Saturday, March 19, on the outskirts of the residential courtyard of the apartment complex to receive free medical care at a fair intergenerational health.

Kyle Team Joins Volunteer Board of Directors

SANTA ANA – Kyle Team of Newport Beach has recently joined the volunteer Board of Directors of KidWorks, a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring at-risk neighborhoods in central Santa Ana. 

KW Board Member Erlinda J. Martinez honored as OC Register's Most Influential

SANTA ANA – KidWorks Board Member, Erlinda J. Martinez honored by the OC Register for her outstanding work in the community.

 KW Students Tony Gatica and Maribel Mateo named OC Register's Most Influential 

SANTA ANA – KidWorks students recognize for their efforts in making the streets of Santa Ana more safe.