JEANIE WAHLBERG is celebrating 70 years of devoted service to the Assistance League of Santa Ana (ALSA). Just imagine all the good works she has done in seven decades of membership! Perhaps you’ve seen her working in the Thrift Shop? This month, she is a rider on Disneyland’s carousel in support of ALSA’s fundraising effort — Carousel of Possible Dreams
Your donation will help ALSA raise money for Operation School Bell ®. Over the past eleven years, Operation School Bell® provided over 25,000 Santa Ana school children with a uniform, backpack, toiletries and books.
1. Go to this website, and donate: http://www.festivalofchildren.org/goto/alsa
2. Send your check (payable to Festival of Children Foundation) to:
Assistance League of Santa Ana 1037 W. 1st St. Santa Ana, CA 92703 (We will submit it for you, but it must be received by November 15th)
You must act by November 15th!
Carousel of Possible Dreams is sponsored by
Segerstrom’s Festival of Children Foundation.
ALSA receives 100% of the proceeds from the event.
In addition to Jeanie, other members of the Assistance League of Santa Ana’s Carousel of Possible Dreams’ team, who will help us raise money, are:
VANESSA KLASS, J.D. – Trust Admin. Officer, City National Bank
STEFANIE P. PHILLIPS, Ed.D. – SAUSD Superintendent
ANALEE KREDEL-SPEER – ALSA Life member & OCDE Principal –
Thank you to the more than 800 people who purchased tickets to this year’s event! It was a great time, albeit a very warm day. There was so much great food from all of our participating restaurants, and we passed out icy treats to all of our attendees, as well. The proceeds from the event help to fund all of our excellent philanthropic programs. Thank you to everyone involved!
Meet Tristan Noah from Segerstrom High School. He had to choose between Columbia University, UC Irvine, University of Southern California, or the University of Arizona to study Biomedical Engineering. He finally decided on USC! He took every course in Engineering within the CTE Program. He has also carried a GPA higher than 4.0 throughout high school, plays varsity baseball, and has served on Student Council. Congratulations, Tristan!
Meet Evelin Peralta! Evelin attends Santa Ana High School, right across the street from our chapter. She loves CTE, and has taken Medical Core and Hospital Occupations courses. These courses helped her realize that she wants to be a Veterinarian Surgeon. She volunteers at the Santa Ana Zoo, is in Marching Band, and is also involved in the Achievement Institute of Scientific Studies. Evelin has chosen to attend UC Davis in the Fall. Congratulations, Evelin!
For thirty years, Assistance League of Santa Ana has given scholarships to graduating students within the CTE Program (Career Technical Education Program), in the SAUSD. This year alone, we have awarded twenty $1,000 scholarships. In total, we have awarded over $240,000 in scholarships.
Last Friday we held interviews for this year’s recipients. As usual, it was a group of very intelligent, ambitious, and poised young adults ready to take on the world of university study. Today we would like to introduce you to one of our student scholarship winners. Over the next couple of weeks, we will post a story daily about one of these amazing students.
Our College Scholarship program is one of the reasons to support Assistance League of Santa Ana, and right now you can do so by buying tickets, donating funds, or otherwise helping us with our upcoming event, The Best Taste of Santa Ana, to be held May 20th, 4 – 7 pm in beautiful downtown Santa Ana at Third and Sycamore/Second Street Promenade. All profits go to support our philanthropies.
We are a non-profit, all volunteer organization celebrating 80 years of service in Santa Ana.
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Meet Deborah Cuevas, she is a senior at Saddleback High School, and is the 13th of 18 children. She will attend Cal State Fullerton this fall. Deborah is one of our twenty scholarship recipients this year. She will receive $1,000 to use on fees, tuition, or books. Deborah wants to be a high school counselor, and has a very impressive resume. Congratulations, Deborah!
Meet the fourth recipient of our $1,000 Scholarship – Alexandra Arajo! Alexandra attends Century High School. Alexandra has taken many CTE classes in Medical Core, Entrepreneur, and Tech Business. She’s been involved in the e-Business Academy for three years, and is traveling to NYC to represent her team in the International Youth Business Summit. Alexandra wants to become a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, and plans to attend Irvine Valley College, and then transfer to UCI. Congratulations Alexandra!
End of Year Giving
If you are would like to make an end of year gift to
Assistance League of Santa, please go to our Donate Page today
Thank you for your generosity!