FALL IMPACT SNAPSHOT!

Change is Possible Turkey Run

Hope rode into town with the inaugural Change is Possible event. Led by Joseph “Creeper” Lucero from the hit FX show Mayans MC, a group of 40 fellow motorcycle riders delivered holiday turkeys and a message of hope to the local community.

Lucero’s own transformational story of life in the streets, imprisonment, freedom and newfound purpose and success resonated with everyone in attendance,

Pictured here are Lucero flanked by two Project Kinship participants.

The event was made possible by Latino Coalition for Community Leadership and Black Widow Investigations – who provided the turkeys.

County of Orange Video Highlights Our Proven Re-entry Model

We are so humbled that the County of Orange, at the recommendation of our partners at Health Care Agency, chose us as a model of re-entry success!

Featured here are our Project Kinship peer navigators, Raymond Sanchez and Jose Moreno, and Founder and Executive Director Steve Kim.

Steve Kim Makes 2021 Points of Light Inspiration Honor Roll

So thrilled to join the global stage of hundreds of like-minded community drivers for good.

Founder, Steve Kim and Project Kinship, is recognized as part of a community responding to societal changes in inspiring and innovative ways.

Homeboy 5K Run/Walk Support

It’s always a pleasure to support Father Greg Boyle, affectionately known as “G” and Homeboy Industries at their annual run/walk! G gave his blessing and words of wisdom at the launch of Project Kinship and remains our faithful friend.

Our PK team was fortunate to find “G” after we finished the trek for this quick photo.

Brea-Olinda Unified School District Recognition

Our Restorative Practice Intervention work was showcased as a critical support at Brea Olinda Unified School District’s State of the Schools Breakfast.

Educators, businesses, community leaders and local elected officials, joined Superintendent Brad Mason in their praise of our work as a lifeline especially during the height on the pandemic.

Our intentionally created safe spaces, both virtual and in-person helped students, administrators and teaching staff, navigate uncertainty and loss with healthy coping tools and hope.

Williard School Assembly

Our team was delighted to join Santa Ana Unified’s Willard Intermediate School for an assembly.

There, a panel of Project Kinship’s lived experienced staff shared their stories and encouraged students to tap into their own resilience.

The message resonated instantly as students in the audience came forward to share personal realities of homelessness, food insecurity, family instability and more. Yet, through it all, they are determined to succeed in life…with PK as active and appreciated support.

Guatemala Municipality Guests

We were honored to host visitors from Guatemala looking to resolve similar community matters in their home country.

The attentive group toured our space, met with members of our team, attended a youth healing circle, and wrapped up with a spirited Q&A session.

We’re grateful to have a hand in shaping global positive change.

Trauma and Recovery Certificate Program

This Project Kinship-led 12-week convening brought together 70 students from the fields of probation, education, non-profit, and individuals who have been system impacted.

An all-star lineup of panelists imparted wisdom and proven strategies for success. We are grateful for them, and our dedicated participants who showed up for the Friday evening sessions – engaged and ready to be in kinship!

Thank you to the UniHealth Foundation for funding this program in addition to the partnership with Cal State Fullerton ‘s Project Rebound!

Project Kinship Thanksgiving

So glad to host a Breaking Bread Thanksgiving Meal for staff and participants recently!

We gathered around potluck dishes for caring fellowship around all that we have to be thankful for – including one another.

In addition to delicious treats, there were games, a pie eating contest and lingering conversation.

For some this was their only Thanksgiving meal. For others, it had been years since they enjoyed turkey with all of the trimmings. We are indeed blessed to be a blessing.

Inaugural All Staff Training

It was a day of education, information exchange, fellowship, and fun!

Our team of 60 gathered at Bowers Museum for an overview of our policies, procedures, and dynamic programs. It also provided the opportunity for our dispersed teams to meet and deepen our relationships.

We share the common bond of building stronger communities by uplifting individuals.

Thank You for Supporting Our Mission!

Together, we are transforming lives and building community.

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