Food lovers came together on July 16 for the KidWorks 3rd Annual Festival of Chefs, raising more than $800,000 to support KidWorks programs for children and teens in under-resourced neighborhoods, including academic support, personal growth and leadership development. Continue Reading

Inspired chefs return for 3rd Annual Festival of OC Chefs

Talented culinary professionals from more than 50 Orange County restaurants and other popular food service providers, including many from Newport Beach, are participating in the 3rd Annual Festival of OC Chefs, benefitting KidWorks, a 30-year-old Santa Ana-based nonprofit that provides academic, personal development, and leadership programs for children and teens in under-resourced neighborhoods Continue Reading

Interview With OC Focus (KSBR Radio)

A holistic approach to student academic success means including the whole family when addressing educational disparities. Neighborhood based community centers remove the transportation barrier to academic and leadership development programs while allowing families and their children to build the kind of relationships that will support a child from preschool through college. Lori Ohls, Sr. Director... Continue Reading

KidWorks’ 5th Women’s Pickleball Tournament nets more than $73,000 for nonprofit’s College Success Initiative™

Held April 20, the 5th KidWorks Women’s Pickleball Tournament drew 64 women, who came to play for a great cause on the pickleball courts at The Tennis Club at Newport Beach Country Club.  The fundraising initiative is the brainchild of a committee of dedicated women who want to assist the Santa Ana-based nonprofit that provides... Continue Reading

Newport Beach Women Believe in the Promise of KidWorks to Change Lives

Central Santa Ana may seem a world away from fashionable Newport Beach, but both communities are home to many families who love their children and hope they will have a brighter future and a chance to become young leaders who will make a difference. Continue Reading

Late UCLA football coach Terry Donahue honored at KidWorks luncheon

NEWPORT BEACH - A quote attributed to late UCLA football coach Terry Donahue was repeated Thursday at the annual KidWorks Foundation for Success luncheon. Continue Reading

Chefs Event Provides Good Food For A Great Cause

NEWPORT BEACH - KidWorks 2nd Annual Festival of Chefs raises an impressive $820,000 for KidWorks programs at the Newport Beach Country Club. Continue Reading

KidWorks Welcomes New Board Members

SANTA ANA - KidWorks welcomes Willie Du, Emily Mandrup and Pat Merrell to serve on the board of directors. Continue Reading

USHSM Health Share Leads KidWorks’ Program Encouraging Healthy Convos on Faith and Health

SANTA ANA - UHSM announced its initiative with KidWorks’ Ignite Youth Leadership Program (IYLP). This program will further strengthen UHSM's mission of uniting the community to healthy conversations around faith and empowerment. Continue Reading

KidWorks Helps OC’s Kids Succeed

Newport Beach - Festival of OC Chefs fundraiser at Newport Beach Country Club will help KidWorks inspire and guide Santa Ana kids from Pre-K to B.A. Continue Reading

Rosé on The Bay Nets $4K for Nonprofit KidWorks

NEWPORT BEACH - The second annual Rosé on the Bay friend-raiser, held recently at the bayfront Lido Isle home of Karen Cook, brought nearly 50 women together in support about KidWorks. Though not promoted as a fundraiser, an opportunity drawing held at the event netted $4,000 for the organization. Continue Reading

KW Pickleball Tournament raises $40K for KidWorks

NEWPORT BEACH – Over 60 motivated Orange County women, including many players from Newport Beach, returned to the courts to play for a purpose in the 2021 Women's Pickleball Tournament Continue Reading

KW Foundation for Success Virtual Luncheon is named to the Top 5 luncheons in Orange County

SANTA ANA – KidWorks luncheon is the #3 highest grossing fundraiser in Orange County in 2020, an honor they have achieved for the past five years in a row. Continue Reading

KidWorks raises $10,000 in first annual pickleball tournament in Newport Beach

SANTA ANA - More than $10,000 was raised at a recent pickleball tournament in Newport Beach for KidWorks, a nonprofit based in Santa Ana that provides preschool and after-school programs for students. Continue Reading