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Taller San Jose

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BENEFITING: Taller San Jose

EVENT: JobRaising

THE STORY:

Taller San Jose empowers Orange County’s youth from disadvantaged neighborhoods with the training and skills needed to get and keep a job.

 

The Problem

There are more than 55,000 youth between the ages of 18-28 living in poverty in Central Orange County. In Santa Ana, the County seat, only 50% of the population over age 25 has a high school diploma and over 19% of the city’s residents live in poverty, compared with 9.6% of Orange County residents. These factors, combined with gang involvement, juvenile crime and incarceration, drug use, and early, unplanned pregnancies, all constrain employment opportunities.  

 

Our Solution

Based on the belief that young people don’t learn how to work by sitting in a classroom, Taller San Jose provides youth with 16-20 weeks of hands-on training in Construction, Healthcare or General Business. This training, coupled with 24 months of case management and job preparation, placement and retention support, empowers students to move out of poverty by teaching them how to get and keep a job. 

Taller San Jose was founded in 1995 by Sister Eileen McNerney after she and three other nuns moved to a gang-ridden neighborhood in Santa Ana, where gun shots and drug sales were commonplace. She resolved to develop a program that could move young people from violence to productivity one summer evening while she listened helplessly to a piercing cry that rang through the open windows of her busy street; it was the agonizing wail of a mother who had just lost her second son to gang violence.  

In seventeen years, Taller San Jose has helped more than 4,500 of Orange County’s disadvantaged youth develop marketable skills and find employment. In the past year, 175 graduates were placed into employment with an average starting wage of $11.13 per hour; 72% will remain employed one year after graduation. 

 

How you can help 

Each year 200 youth enroll in Taller San Jose looking for a way to turn their lives around. For these young men and women a good job and the stability it promises is a powerful gift. Raising $150,000 will enable Taller San Jose to provide real employment opportunities to youth through its social enterprise and general contracting company, Hope Builders, Inc. Hope Builders hires graduates of Taller San Jose’s construction academy to provide a range of remodeling and rehabilitation services for distressed properties; Hope Builders also increases mission impact through business-generated revenue.  With your support, by the end of this year Hope Builders will employ 15 youth and within the next three years will employ 32 previously unemployed young people.

 

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To This Fundraiser

$11,230

MONEY RAISED
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  • Tom & Bridget Honan

    $500

  • The Palmeret...

    $1,000

  • Deborah Proctor

    $1,000

  • Therese DeGroot

    $500

  • Debbie Salas

    $300

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • A/R Analytics- RCS

    $100

  • Rori Baron

    $100

  • Peter & Liz Gomez

    $25

  • Yvonne Soto

    $25

  • Edwin Ramos

    $100

  • Carolyn Frate

    $100

  • Jessica Flores

    $50

  • Karyl C.

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Robert Dobbins, LL.M.

    $100

  • Mark Rowe

    $50

  • Cathy Basinski

     

  • Judy Combs

    $100

  • Angela Wergechik

    $100

  • Jeff & Lindsay Runnels

    $100

  • Katie & Matt Smith

    $100

  • Mario Chavez Marquez

    $30

  • Lee Ann Zambrano

     

  • Alicia Mendoza

    $25

  • Friends of TSJ

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Richard Matthew

    $100

  • Susan Merkt

    $100

  • Liana Meyer

    $50

  • Jessica Ancira- St. Joseph Health

    $10

  • Tony Wagner

    $250

  • Ginny Ripslinger

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Terri Gutierrez

    $25

  • Kim Snyder

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Richard and Regina Hunsaker

    $100

  • Adam "Dumpty"

    $25

  • Jack & Joni Doherty

    $100

  • Laura Palmer

    $50

  • DJ La Torre

    $25

  • Elaine Medlin -Mom

    $50

  • Stephanie Sloggett...

    $500

  • Jim and Mimi Cora

    $100

  • Patty and John

    $100

  • Fred and Ann Vescial

    $50

  • Alexio & Matt Legg

    $25

  • Patty Heredia

    $25

  • Jim and Marilynn Harmon

    $100

  • Bill and Mary Schaaf

    $100

  • Pat Ortiz

    $100

  • Steve Beal Decton Inc

    $110

  • Mark McCallick, CPA

    $25

  • Maureen Luebbers

    $1,000

  • Julie Holt

    $200

  • Priscilla Valdez

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Gilda & Byron Clift Breland

    $50

  • Igguldens

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Samuel Baron

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Darrin and Penny Montalvo

    $200

  • Bob and Eileen Haub

    $100

  • Varooge Yerganian AKA Var Fox

    $500

  • rachel quintans

    $25

  • Michelle Reinglass

    $100

  • Pat Manzo

    $100

  • The Devine Family

     

  • Rose Studer

     

  • Colorado Medlin's

    $100

  • Colleen Scanlon

    $25

  • Donna Nolan

    $50

  • Ginger and Tony Allen

    $200

  • T&BF; & Family

    $100

  • Christine E. Bennick

    $100

  • Pam Kravitz

    $25

  • Jessica Ancira & Ryan Gonzales

    $50

  • Paul and Susan Morino

    $100

  • Gretta Kitten

    $25

  • Kent Zelas

    $20

  • Christa Sheehan

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Frank and Patricia Hall

    $100

  • Paul Studer

     

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7% Raised of $150,000 Goal

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The Team: $11,230 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Taller San Jose

Amount Raised:

$10,655

 

7% Raised of $150,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Meghan Medlin

Amount Raised:

$450

 

90% Raised of $500 Goal

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Jessica Ancira

Amount Raised:

$125

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Perla Lopez

Amount Raised:

$0

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David Saldaña

Amount Raised:

$0

 

0% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

Paul Studer

Paul Studer

1 year ago

Frank and Patricia Hall

Frank and Patricia Hall

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Christa Sheehan

Christa Sheehan

1 year ago

Kent Zelas

Kent Zelas

DONATION: $20

1 year ago