ACT Collaborative

Accelerate Change Together (ACT) Anaheim was launched in 2013 by Disneyland Resort, Angels Baseball and Anaheim Ducks
Anaheim, our county’s most populous city, is well known for its iconic businesses, sports, and entertainment venues. So it comes as a surprise to many that at-risk youth and families in Anaheim rival the most troubled cities in the nation. ACT Anaheim aims to change this reality through a collaborative effort.

 ACT Collaborative Partners

Encouraged a passion for democracy and a belief in personal power to effect change through the Youth and Government Program, while helping Camp Fox attendees find success through skill-building programs.
Activated their collaborative network of service providers to meet the needs of youth and their families, while establishing a safe space at Family Oasis FRC for Guinida Lane teens and other Anaheim youth.
Provided Community-Based Mentoring to 208 youth, engaged 73 youth to be mentors to elementary school children, and provided 39 youth with workplace-based mentoring through partnerships with Anaheim Union High School District, 3 high schools, 4 elementary schools and 3 corporations. 
Launched a new facility in Manzanita Park and opened with record numbers of youth attending (200 youth per day), while turning the park itself into a safe place for families in the community.
Received approval from AUHSD of a joint MOU between Girls Inc., OCDE and the City of Anaheim to introduce a comprehensive reproductive health program. This MOU is a direct result of the trust and relationships built through Girls Inc.’s growing presence in Anaheim due to ACT.
Educated students and staff in AUHSD about Restorative Justice (RJ) and provided community building and reentry circles. As a result, AUHSD augmented their financial support by $30,000, provided four professional development days for the three sites to train staff, and agreed to adopt a policy on RJ that can be used throughout the district as the program spreads. 
Enhanced organizational capacity to continue providing Anaheim youth and families the opportunity to engage in athletics, learning, and volunteer service programs. With thousands of hours dedicated to serving the community, the Summer of Service program is the largest and most active service-learning opportunity for GOALS youth.
Galvanized youth to host a conference at Anaheim High School that attracted the participation of 90 youth to tackle the issues of restorative justice practices, school to prison pipeline and transformative leadership. The conference was planned in partnership with OC Human Relations.
Leveraged ACT funding to produce over $300,000 in new funding and three new STEAM programs that are attracting interest from 4 school districts, partnering with 10 Anaheim organizations. The Muck also formalized a partnership with Muzeo on a permanent Muck @ Muzeo teen arts program. 
Engaged ACT agencies to interact with, learn from, and work collaboratively with one another toward the goal of expanding and refining a seamless, collaborative youth and family service delivery system in Anaheim. 
Celebrated the grand opening of Hope Builders’ Anaheim facility on April 28 and welcomed the first four cohorts of youth. Hope Builders has strengthened relationships with local employers, particularly those representing the hospitality, culinary and manufacturing industries.
Provided outreach, education and assistance to more than 1,000 youth, including support groups to strengthen growth through stronger connections with youth. For youth requiring a higher level of care, a collaborative plan is developed to remove barriers to success, strengthen protective factors and build assets through work with a case manager and mental health clinician. 
CSP provided case management services to over 4,300 Anaheim residents for the Anaheim Gang Reduction Intervention Partnership (GRIP) Program. Anaheim GRIP is a law-enforcement led partnership, whose mission is to implement an evidence-based, collaborative approach to gang prevention, education, community building, and intervention & suppression activities to targeted areas of Anaheim, to students 4th-8th grades, their families, who are at risk of gang involvement, truancy, school dropout and juvenile delinquency.
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