December 17, 2014
David Benavides, City Councilman of Santa Ana and Board Member of the organization KidWorks, joined Ric in the studio to share with our audiences some of the programs KidWorks offers to help low income students, youth and community members in central Santa Ana, CA. David talks about some of the challenges facing their organization and was excited to announce that KidWorks will be expanding its facilities to accommodate the growing number of community youth members by embarking on an exciting new capital campaign to fund the growth and services for this organization.
Executive Director of The Wooden Floor, Dawn Reese also joined our program to share with us how support through arts education has helped students and youth of low income communities graduate high school and attend college. Dawn talks about some of the programs The Wooden Floor offers its students to help instill confidence and self discipline to enrich their lives through dance and arts. The Wooden Floor is also a Santa Ana community non-profit and services youth in the surround cities and communities.