Wednesday, July 20, 2016

OCCTAC Welcomes the Latino Arts Strings Program for an Electric Summer Concert!


On Saturday July 16, 2016, the Orange County Children's Therapeutic Arts Center hosted the award-winning Latino Arts Strings Program for a marvelous concert during their nationwide tour! Many people filled up MainPlace Mall in Santa Ana eager to watch these talented, young musicians traveling from Milwaukee, Wisconsin under the direction of Founder Dinorah Marquez. This special musical event began with the Latino Arts Strings Program playing and singing a variety of classic Mariachi songs. Then, the OCCTAC students took the stage to perform a rendition of the famous classic "La Bamba" alongside the Latino Arts Strings Program. As the sounds of guitars, violins, violas, cellos, and bass violins echoed throughout the mall, the crowd was left speechless and in awe. The students from both of these programs did an incredible job showcasing their skills, and giving the crowd a taste of how wonderful Latino culture and music is. Thank you to everyone who came out to support our performers and for making the event a huge success!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

OCCTAC's Marketing Makeover!

From left to right: Ana Mendez, Regan Green, Phoebe Stanciell, Eric Rios, Samantha Lee, Julie Vu (Not pictured: Marion Renk-Rosenthal)

OCCTAC recently started a pilot program to re-vamp our marketing efforts. With four new interns who specialize in marketing and business, we are striving to boost outreach and expand our program beyond the city of Santa Ana. Through our various efforts, we hope to give more families the opportunity to be part of OCCTAC and help continue to build a strong culture of creativity and innovation.

Meet Our Marketing Team!

Marion Renk-Rosenthal
Marion is the Chairman of the Marketing Committee at OCCTAC and owner of EventWorks. With a Masters Degree in Applied Foreign Languages in Business and Law from Universit√© de Nice Sophia Antipolis in France and 30 years of experience in media and public relations, Marion is a valuable asset to OCCTAC. She has been involved as a volunteer and board member since 2001 and she thoroughly enjoys mentoring the youth at the center. Marion's greatest joy there is to see children thrive and realize their dreams as they grow older and turn aspirations into success.

Phoebe Stanciell

Phoebe is the After-School Arts Coordinator at OCCTAC and Executive Director of First Love Ministries. Prior to joining OCCTAC as a volunteer, Phoebe served as the CFO of Piano Play Music Systems, Inc. and worked as a seasoned music educator and registered music therapist. She received her undergraduate training at Howard University located in Washington, DC and MBA from University of Phoenix. Phoebe's true love for children and music along with her experience make her a key component of the marketing team.

Eric Rios

Eric is a senior at Cal State Long Beach majoring in marketing. He is also the Vice President of Corporate Relations for CSULB's American Marketing Association chapter. He joined OCCTAC because he wants to gain marketing skills that are important in order to become successful. Eric really enjoys the friendly staff and work culture at OCCTAC as well.

Julie Vu

Julie is a first year majoring in business administration at Golden West College. She joined the OCCTAC marketing team to obtain valuable work experience in the business field before transferring and is eager to contribute to the community.

Regan Green

Regan is a graduate student at University of Phoenix with a focus in marketing, currently serving coffee at Starbucks while working towards her degree. She is from the Inland Empire and enjoys sunshine and hiking in her spare time. Regan is excited to utilize the skills she learned in school and put forth toward OCCTAC.

Samantha Lee

Samantha is a senior business administration major, with a double emphasis in marketing and finance, and sociology minor at Chapman University. She is from Elk Grove, California and spent the last four months studying abroad in London, England. Samantha is passionate about helping others and thrilled to be part of the OCCTAC family.