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OCCTAC Partners with NorthSTAR to Drive Entrepreneurship and Economic Mobility in Orange County

Updated: Mar 4


Santa Ana, CA – March 3, 2024 – Orange County Children's Therapeutic Arts Center (OCCTAC) proudly announces its collaboration with NorthSTAR (Systems To Access Resources) OC Collaborative, strengthening its commitment to empowering individuals and communities through entrepreneurship.


Established in 2022 by RevHubOC and its partners, NorthSTAR is dedicated to breaking down barriers and illuminating pathways to entrepreneurship for under-represented and under-resourced communities in Orange County. Through an extensive range of programming, including workshops, webinars, mentorship, and access to capital, NorthSTAR is focused on fostering economic upward mobility and social empowerment.


OCCTAC's decision to join NorthSTAR as a Community Partner underscores its dedication to providing essential services and support to individuals and communities in need. With a core emphasis on arts education, therapeutic services, community outreach, and youth employment programs, OCCTAC brings invaluable expertise and resources to this collaborative effort.


"We are excited to embark on this partnership with NorthSTAR to empower aspiring entrepreneurs and foster pathways to success," said Sarah Choi, Marketing and Development Manager at OCCTAC. "At OCCTAC, we believe in the transformative power of arts and education to uplift individuals and communities. By aligning with NorthSTAR, we aim to amplify our impact and contribute to a more inclusive and prosperous Orange County."


NorthSTAR's collaborative model emphasizes the values of entrepreneurship, empowerment, and equity, mirroring OCCTAC's mission to provide equal opportunities and access to resources.


As part of this collaboration, OCCTAC encourages individuals to create an account/profile on Ecomaps and explore the various resources available through NorthSTAR. To access these resources, please visit NorthSTAR's EcoMaps: https://northstarocaccess.com.


Through partnerships with organizations like OCCTAC, NorthSTAR aims to establish a robust network of support and opportunity for individuals from diverse backgrounds to pursue their entrepreneurial aspirations and drive the growth and prosperity of Orange County.


For more information about NorthSTAR and its partners, please visit https://northstaroc.com.


Program Contact:

Sarah Choi

Marketing & Development Manager

Phone: 949.677.9843


 

About OCCTAC: Orange County Children's Therapeutic Arts Center (OCCTAC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering individuals and communities through arts education, therapeutic services, and community outreach. Since its inception in 2000, OCCTAC has been providing vital resources and support to underserved populations in Orange County, assisting them in unlocking their full potential and achieving their goals.


About NorthSTAR: NorthSTAR (Systems To Access Resources) OC Collaborative is a collaborative initiative founded in 2022 to build the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Orange County. Through a comprehensive array of programming and services, NorthSTAR aims to eliminate barriers and illuminate pathways to entrepreneurship for under-represented and under-resourced communities, fostering economic upward mobility and social empowerment.

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