We Are the Grateful Recipients of Five Grants for Our Programs!

Dear Amigos!

We have been blessed with support from our community and we are grateful to be able to announce several new gifts of support!

We received funding from:
1.The Ahmanson Foundation for our Early Start program

2. the Orange County Community Foundation to purchase violins for our Suzuki Violin program

3. Festival of Children Foundation for our new Pre-Kinder Arts Program

4. Zonta Foundation to provide Scholarships to Teen Moms for their babies so they can enroll in college and our Job Training program at OCCTAC.

5. Pacific Life Foundation for scholarships for Special Needs students!

Thank you - Gracias! 

The Orange County Children's Therapeutic Arts Center (OCCTAC) is a 501(c)3 community-based ARTS organization dedicated to education and empowerment of at-risk youth and children with special needs of limited resources.
Founded in 2000, and adjacent to the Bowers Museum, is a place where emotion is in motion. Children express joy through instruments often cut from public school budgets: the harp, violin, guitar and drum, to name a few. They demonstrate wonder with paintbrushes, crayons and pencil. They offer hope with their feet, tapping to the sounds of everything from traditional Mexican song to European classical music.
The ARTS center is the first and only organization in Orange County offering unique programming that combines the arts, academics and creative therapies to help youth realize their highest potential.
We cannot do this without the help of our community. Please get involved!


We will be playing on some of those violins during Spring Break for SOCAL Sister Cities Conference in Anaheim. What a privilege it is to be invited to play the National Anthem to open their meeting. Advanced violin students are available to play for events in the community for honorariums and donations to help programs at the center.

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