Showing posts from February, 2014

Happy to be Recipients of a ZONTA CLUB of Newport Harbor Grant

Dear Amigos!

We are very happy and grateful to be awarded a $5000 grant by the Zonta Club of Newport Harbor.
We will apply the funds in accordance with the Zonta Club's mission to advance the status of women and girls in the Orange County community.

Dr. Ana will be attending the Zonta Grants Dinner Program tonight.

Thank you to everyone at the Zonta Club for their support of our Center's mission!

Sharing the Spirit of St. Valentine - Thank you to Arturo and Susan Echarte!

Dear Amigos,

We feel loved! We were recently contacted by Arturo and Susan Echarte, founders and leaders of Acoustic for a Change who enquired whether we could use donated instruments. Of course we can! We always need instruments. Arturo and Susan gifted us with a beautiful piano, a Fender guitar, and an amplifier for our music programs. Please check out their website! Arturo and Susan Echarte have enriched the lives of so many youth in our communities by donating instruments, providing music lessons for underprivileged youth, live entertainment for charity events, and so much more! We are truly grateful to Arturo and Susan for coming by, taking a tour of the center and becoming a huge part of the OCCTAC family!

What a sweet Valentine surprise!

Wishing you all Much Love!

Dr. Ana Jimenez-Hami Honored as Everyday Hero by Orange County Register

We are very proud to share the great news that our Founder and President, Dr. Ana Jimenez-Hami, has been honored as an Everyday Hero by Everyday Heroes and Orange County Register.

Please see here the story from Orange County Register:

Everyday Heroes sponsor Fladeboe Automotive Group presented the Fladeboe Hero of the Year award, with President and CEO Denice Fladeboe giving the award to Dr. Ana Jimenez-Hami. As founder and executive director of Orange County Children’s Therapeutic Arts Center, Jimenez-Hami serves at-risk and special-needs children by providing music and arts programs.
Dr. Ana Jimenez-Hami (center) holds up her Fladeboe Hero of the
Year honor presented by Fladeboe Automotive Group CEO
Denice Fladeboe (at left) at the Jan. 28 Everyday Heroes
Awards gala alongside Register reporter Samantha Dunn
(at right). Jimenez-Hami, who came from a humble background, is powered by the strong belief of her parents in the importance of a good education and giving back to the community. Th…