(Santa Ana, CA)— On Saturday, June 25, Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) Child Development Services will host its First Community Resource Fair. This special event is tailor-made for Orange County parents of children ages birth to adolescent. The free event will take place on the Village Quad south of the track and field at Santa Ana College, 1530 W. 17th St., Santa Ana, CA 92706. The festivities and educational opportunities will run from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Entrance and parking are free. Please enter the college campus using the College Ave. entrance off of 17th St.
The Community Resource Fair is designed to raise awareness and link families to the various community resources and services. Organizers sought out bilingual professionals who can answer questions and provide guidance to parents wishing to ensure that their young children have access to vital education, literacy, health, and wellness resources.
Representatives from over 30 community organizations will be on hand. They include: Big Brothers Big Sisters; Boys and Girls Club of Garden Grove; Boys Town; Casa de la Familia; Child Guidance Center; Connect the Tots Program; Discovery Cube Orange County; Girls, Inc.; Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County; Help Me Grow; KidWorks; Latinas Unidas; Latino Health Access; the Mexican Consulate; Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development; Orange County Head Start; Orange County Health Care Agency; Police Explorers; Read Conmigo; Santa Ana Unified School District-Head Start; Santa Ana Police Athletic Activity League; Santa Ana Zoo; Taller San Jose; Teen Challenge; and Think Together.
In addition to community resource booths, the fair will offer live entertainment on the main stage from Andean music to ballet folkloric dancers, clowns, Estudiantina Choir, and a Zumbathon. The fair will also feature a Children’s Corner with crafts and music and movement activities for young children; mini parent workshops and presentations on how to communicate with children, behavior modification strategies, and information on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) laws. Opportunity drawings for educational materials, Starbucks, bunk beds, zoo admission and other prizes will occur throughout the day.
Event sponsors include Kia, Lakeshore Learning Store, Mega Furniture, PBS SoCal, Rockin’ Jump Orange County, and Themisland Entertainment.
For more information, please call (714) 480-7547 or visit the RSCCD Child Development Services Facebook page.
About Rancho Santiago Community College District
Santa Ana College and Santiago Canyon College are public community colleges of the Rancho Santiago Community College District, which serves the residents of Anaheim Hills, Orange, Santa Ana, Villa Park, and portions of Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, and Tustin.. Both colleges provide education for academic transfer and careers, courses for personal and professional development, and customized training for business and industry.
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