Updated: Feb 22, 2019
3 Kings Celebration - Toy Drive
We had so much fun at OCCTAC celebrating Three Kings Day with all the wonderful toys donated to our special needs students by our lovely friend Sofia Negron and ZIDC! Also, Union Bank donated Teddy Bears for our special needs students. Thank you Union Bank!
Approximately 22 special needs students received 2 toys each and a special stuffed teddy bear for 3 Kings Day on January 5 at our OCCTAC center, along with a delicious feast of pupusas, mole, soups and salads and an array of desserts made by our loving parent committee.
Sofia and her friends at Zumba In Da Club organized a toy drive and fundraiser at Original Mike’s in Santa Ana in December and to Union Bank for donating all the Teddy Bears during the toy drive! We are so very grateful!
Thank you to Sofia, ZIDC, Union Bank and the wonderful parents of our students for cooking and putting together a fun party!
Find out more about our Special Needs Program https://www.occtac.org/mental-heath-and-wellness
Early Intervention Services for Older Adults December 2018 - Highlights
On the 22nd of December, The Early Intervention Services Program for Older Adults (EISOA) at OCCTAC celebrated Christmas. Case managers, participants, participants who exited the program, volunteers, and those who are on our waiting list attended the Christmas continental breakfast. The celebration had taken place at Santa Ana Towers.
At the continental breakfast, there was a Christmas tree full of presents that were donated from different agencies who support our older adult community. At the end of the function, there was a surprise element. Santa Claus came and gave each of the 48 participants a present. The participants sang Christmas Carols in English and Spanish, danced, and enjoyed the day.
Learn More About This Program https://www.occtac.org/senior-socialization-program
Art 4 Change
The Art 4 Change Collaborative is an artist collaborative started by teaching artists from OCCTAC’s partnership with the SAUSD Engage 360 program. On December 13th, the City of Santa Ana recognized the public art created by Art 4 Change at a public unveiling and reception at 4th Street Market attended by city dignitaries, artists and community members. OCCTAC’s own Carlos Beltran, Dianna Najar, Jennifer Nichols, and former OCCTAC teaching artists Elizabeth Cardenas Sevilla, Whitney Rose Egoian Barchey, Kathaleena Aleta Simonetta Thirtle and Gabriela Espinoza received an artist grant from the City of Santa Ana to created their work, “DTSA”, now on display at 3rd and Birch Streets in downtown Santa Ana. Please visit this vibrant public art when you get the chance.
Congratulations, OCCTAC teaching artists!