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Santa Ana, California Santa Ana, California

Santa Ana, CA

Santa Ana, CA

One in five residents of the city of Santa Ana lacks the goods and services that guarantee their inclusion in society.

Every weekend, more than a million visitors come to experience the city's art, food, and culture, yet the city has its challenges. Santa Ana, Orange County, California, has a population of 332,318 inhabitants (2019)¹ of which 17.7% live below the poverty line. Being its rate significantly higher than that of the entire State of California (11.8%), as well as the country as a whole (10.5%).

Four out of every five students have an immigrant parent. About 76.6% of the total population are Hispanic or Latino. Many families face the obstacles of living in a dense urban environment with high rental rates, limited resources, few employment opportunities, and a strained school system.

One in five residents of the city of Santa Ana lacks the goods and services that guarantee their inclusion in society.

Every weekend, more than a million visitors come to experience the city's art, food, and culture, yet the city has its challenges. Santa Ana, Orange County, California, has a population of 332,318 inhabitants (2019)¹ of which 17.7% live below the poverty line. Being its rate significantly higher than that of the entire State of California (11.8%), as well as the country as a whole (10.5%).

Four out of every five students have an immigrant parent. About 76.6% of the total population are Hispanic or Latino. Many families face the obstacles of living in a dense urban environment. High rental rates, limited resources, few employment opportunities, and a strained school system are all contributing factors.

¹ census.gov
¹ census.gov
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MIX Impact

MIX Impact

At the MIX Academy we provide a meeting space that serves as a retreat to recharge courage, confidence and the joy of life together, to build social ties and a sense of community, where cooperation, solidarity and self-management are our permanent values.

California’s shelter-in-place order has left the Santa Ana community that we direct our services, severely vulnerable. With no income, families living below the poverty line and our neighbors experiencing homelessness are unable to afford groceries and essential supplies. This is especially devastating for our undocumented demographic who cannot file for unemployment support. At the same time, many of the at-risk youth are struggling with the adjustment to online school.

The quarantine has halted our normal programming, but we are responding to the exponential growth in need as best we can. Since March 2020 we have served over 2000 people per week through our Food Love Distributions. We have also made a transition from onsite to online personal enrichment classes.

At the MIX Academy we provide a meeting space that serves as a retreat to recharge courage, confidence and the joy of life together, to build social ties and a sense of community, where cooperation, solidarity and self-management are our permanent values.

California’s shelter-in-place order has left the Santa Ana community that we direct our services, severely vulnerable. With no income, families living below the poverty line and our neighbors experiencing homelessness are unable to afford groceries and essential supplies. This is especially devastating for our undocumented demographic who cannot file for unemployment support. At the same time, many of the at-risk youth are struggling with the adjustment to online school.

The quarantine has halted our normal programming, but we are responding to the exponential growth in need as best we can. Since March 2020 we have served over 2000 people per week through our Food Love Distributions. We have also made a transition from onsite to online personal enrichment classes.

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Lilian "It is such a sight to see that you can not help but be amazed"
READ MORE Lillian Chan - Resident
Johnny "After the first few weeks of attending the MIX we began to see a change in Ezra" READ MORE Johnny Barry - Volunteer Liaison Maria "The MIX Academy changed me and my family's life" READ MORE Maria Piña - Volunteer Ritchie "I never thought I would see myself as a coach/teacher" READ MORE Ritchie Kong - Social Media Manager/Designer & Volunteer
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Lilian Lillian Chan - Resident
READ MORE "It is such a sight to see that you can not help but be amazed"
Johnny "After the first few weeks of attending the MIX we began to see a change in Ezra" READ MORE Johnny Barry - Volunteer Liaison Maria "The MIX Academy changed me and my family's life" READ MORE Maria Piña - Volunteer Ritchie "I never thought I would see myself as a coach/teacher" READ MORE Ritchie Kong - Social Media Manager/Designer & Volunteer
TESTIMONIALS
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We are here to welcome you
for classes and food distribution

The MIX Academy
now and beyond your community