Orange County

A Golden Eagle Insurance volunteer reads to THINK Together children

Welcome to THINK Together in Orange County, where we are serving nearly 6,000 students per year at 17 school sites with expanded learning time programs in Costa Mesa, Orange and Tustin. Our programs support students in kindergarten through 12th grade with academically oriented Expanded Learning Time programs, small group tutoring, and summer programs employing more than 600 employees and 1,700 volunteers. In addition, THINK Together’s Early Childhood Learning program serves another 30,000 children from age 0 to 5 through our Reach Out and Read program conducted at clinics throughout the county.

The program is designed to engage families in research-supported, authentic early literacy strategies that promote reading to children every day to build language and learning skills for life. We believe that access to books and showing parents the importance of early literacy are some of the most effective strategies in helping children start school prepared to succeed. We run center-based school readiness programs for families at elementary schools in collaboration with the school district and at pediatric clinics throughout the county. We also distribute thousands of books and resources to local schools, various community partners, and at hundreds of community events. We are committed to expanding our services throughout Orange County fulfilling our mission to provide high-quality, academically oriented out-of-school programs for students regardless of race, creed, or socioeconomic status.

Office Address

2101 E. Fourth St. Building A, Second Floor, Suite 210
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone (714) 543-3807
Fax: (714) 543-3852

Email: OC Hub

Our Team

Orange County is served by 102 full time staff members including a general manager, about 70 site coordinators and more than 400 part-time program leaders.  We strongly believe in growing our employees and hiring high quality staff from the communities in which we serve.

Ed Carlson

Ed Carlson

Director of Regional Operations

Carlson leads the LA-Santa Fe Springs Region with more than 15 years of experience in youth development, education, and leadership.

Ed joined THINK Together in 2007 as a middle school site coordinator in Pomona Unified School District then promoting to Quality Assurance Coach and Trainer in the Foothill Region in 2008. He moved to the Los Angeles Region in 2010 as a Senior Quality Assurance Coach. He brings to his work a passion for positive youth development and a strong background in leadership and relationship building. In 2012, Ed received the Whittier Area School Administrators Award for his work and leadership in partnering with local community agencies and school districts in the Whittier area to bring much needed academic and other holistic resources for families. He holds a B.A. from Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas, and is pursuing his Master’s in Organizational Leadership at Azusa Pacific University.

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Board of Advisors

In order to be truly successful, developing partnerships with key community stakeholders is a must. To that end, we have assembled a Board of Advisors that will help us to connect with the community, develop a strong local donor base and advise on local issues.

Sam Anderson
Board Member Emeritus

Brigitte Bren
Community Leader

Bobbi Dauderman
Board Member Emeritus

Ranney Draper
Chairman
Spring Creek Investors

Michael Kerr
CEO, Bluestone Communities

Marion Knott
Philanthropist

Don Moe
Board Member Emeritus

Hon. Frances Muñoz
Judge (Ret.)
Harbor Municipal Court

Steven Perryman
Board Member Emeritus

William F. Podlich
Co-Founder & CEO (Ret.) PIMCO Advisors

Volunteers

Volunteers are critical to the success of our programs. We are always looking for energetic and positive people and organizations who want to volunteer one day or longer term. For more information please contact our Manager of Volunteers, Michael Willis at 714-824-3522 x 8608.

Orange County School Sites

Community Sites

Shalimar Learning Center School
775 Shalimar Drive #1, Costa Mesa, CA  92627
(949) 646-6748; Shalimar@THINKtogether.org

Shalimar Teen Center School
779 Shalimar Drive #2, Costa Mesa, CA  92627
(949) 650-7648; ShalimarTC@THINKtogether.org

Orange USD

California Elementary School
1080 N California St., Orange, CA  92867
(714) 603-8857; CaliforniaES.OUSD@THINKtogether.org

Cambridge Elementary School
424 N. Cambridge St., Orange, CA  92866
(714) 603-8210; CambridgeES.OUSD@THINKtogether.org

Fairhaven Elementary School
1415 Fairhaven Ave., Santa Ana, CA  92705
(714) 234-0870; FairhavenES@THINKtogether.org

Handy Elementary School
860 N Handy, Orange, CA  92867
(714) 234-0956; HandyES@THINKtogether.org

Lampson Elementary School
13321 Lampson Avenue, Garden Grove, CA  92840
(714) 234-0971; LampsonES@THINKtogether.org

Portola Middle School
270 N. Palm Drive, Orange, CA  92868
(714) 326-3442; PortolaMS@THINKtogether.org

Taft Elementary School
1829 N. Cambridge, Orange, CA  92865
(714) 234-0845; TaftES@THINKtogether.org

 

Tustin USD

Beswick Elementary School
1362 Mitchell Avenue, Tustin, CA  92780
(714) 204-7788; BeswickES@THINKtogether.org

Columbus Tustin Middle School
17952 Beneta Way, Tustin, CA  92780
(714) 204-9692; ColumbusTustinMS@THINKtogether.org

Currie Middle School
1402 Sycamore Avenue, Tustin, CA  92780
(714) 224-2134; Curriems@THINKtogether.org

Estock Elementary School
14741 North B Street, Tustin, CA  92780
(714) 204-8540; EstockES@THINKtogether.org

Heideman Elementary School
15571 Williams Street, Tustin, CA  92780
(714) 204-8561; HeidemanES@THINKtogether.org

Thorman Elementary School
1402 Sycamore Avenue, Tustin, CA  92780
(714) 204-8929; ThormanES@THINKtogether.org

Utt Middle School
13601 Browning Avenue, Tustin, CA  92780
(714) 224-6121; UttMS@THINKtogether.org

Veeh Elementary School
Also a THINK Together Learning Academy site
1701 San Juan Street, Tustin, CA  92780
(714) 204-9050; VeehES@THINKtogether.org

 

 

Reach Out and Read Clinics

Kaiser Permanente Anaheim
1188 N. Euclid Street, Anaheim, CA, 92801
(714) 254-2747

Talbert Medical Group
1236 N. Magnolia Avenue, Anaheim, CA, 92801
(714) 995-1000

Gateway Medical Group
710 N. Euclid Street, #106, Anaheim, CA, 92801
(714) 991-8700

UC Irvine Family Health Center Anaheim
300 W. Carl Karcher Way, Anaheim, CA, 92801
(714) 491-4404

South Coast Pediatrics
1720 W. Ball Road, Suite 1, Anaheim, CA, 92804
(714) 754-1548

Dr. Africa So
1110 W. La Palma Avenue, Suite 1, Anaheim, CA, 92801
(714) 991-3180

Dr. Melissa R. Malano
3400 W. Ball Road, Suite 210, Anaheim, CA, 92804
(714) 826-2380

Newport-Mesa Unified School District
320 Danbrook, Anaheim, CA, 92804
(714) 995-3785

Kaiser Permanente Brea
1900 E. Lambert Road, Brea, CA, 92821
(714) 672-5100

Hope Clinic
2045 Meyer Place, Building C, Costa Mesa, CA, 92627
(949) 515-6725

Talbert Medical Group
9930 Talbert Avenue, Fountain Valley, CA, 92708
(714) 964-6229

TQ Pediatrics
10900 Warner Avenue, Suite 118, Fountain Valley, CA, 92708
(714) 968-7938

St. Jude Medical Center
731 S. Highland, Fullerton, CA, 92832
(714) 446-5100 x5237

Sierra Clinic
1010 S. Brookhurst Road, Fullerton, CA, 92833
(714) 870-0717 x110

Dr. Africa So
100 E. Valencia Mesa Drive, Suite 100, Fullerton, CA, 92835
(714) 525-4185

Swapno Roy MD
220 Laguna Road, #5, Fullerton, CA, 92835
(714) 879-2980

Yorba Linda USD Child Health Clinic
3232 Topaz Lane, Fullerton, CA, 92831
(714) 579-1548

Kaiser Permanente Garden Grove
12100 Euclid Street, Garden Grove, CA, 92840
(714) 741-3582

Nhan Hoa Health Care Center
7761 Garden Grove Boulevard, Garden Grove, CA, 92841
(714) 898-8888

Peter Vu, MD
9191 Westminster Boulevard, Garden Grove, CA, 92844
(714) 379-8045

Garden Grove Health Center
10602 Chapman Avenue, #100, Garden Grove, CA, 92840
(714) 532-7901

Sunshine Kids Med.
12665 Garden Grove Boulevard, #300, Garden Grove, CA, 92843
(714) 537-8777

Kaiser Permanente Huntington Beach
18081 Beach Boulevard, Huntington Beach, CA, 92648
(714) 841-7293

Talbert Medical Group
19066 Magnolia Street, Huntington Beach, CA, 92646
(714) 968-0068

Pediatric Medical Group (Dr. Q)
17822 Beach Boulevard, Suite 278, Huntington Beach, CA, 92647
(714) 842-1441

Mohan Kumaratne, MD
17692 Beach Boulevard, Suite 200, Huntington Beach, CA, 92647
(714) 847-6975

AltaMed Medical & Dental Group – Huntington Beach
8041 Newman Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA, 92647
(714) 500-0525

Kaiser Permanente Irvine
6 Willard, Irvine, CA, 92604
(949) 262-5780

Palm View Medical Center
6801 Quail Hill Parkway, Irvine, CA, 92603
(949) 725-0100

Dr Sharma
15785 Laguna Canyon, #215, Irvine, CA, 92618
(949) 753-0901

Friends of Family Health Center
501 S. Idaho Street, #190, La Habra, CA, 90631
(562) 690-0400

Kaiser Permanente La Palma
5 Centerpointe Drive, La Palma, CA, 90623
(714) 562-3422, (714) 562-3420

Dr Weiss
777 Corporate Drive, Suite 250, Ladera Ranch, CA, 92694

Southern Orange County Pediatric Associates
23321 El Toro Road, Suite F & G, Lake Forest, CA, 92630
(949) 388-1798

Dr Shih
10861 Cherry Street, Suite 105, Los Alamitos, CA, 90720
(562) 493-2255

Kaiser Permanente Mission Viejo
23781 Maquina Avenue, Mission Viejo, CA, 92691
(949) 455-4320

Dr Abidi
27800 Medical Center Road, Suite 216, Mission Viejo, CA, 92691
(949) 364-6312

Dr Kay
27800 Medical Center Road, Suite 300, Mission Viejo, CA, 92691
(949) 364-2229

St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group
2501 E. Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA, 92869
(714) 628-3129

AltaMed Medical Group – Orange
4010 E. Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA, 92869
(714) 500-0360

UC Irvine Pavilion
101 The City Drive, #52, Orange, CA, 92868

Dr Weiss
30212 Tomas, Suite 220, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, 92688
(949) 858-1100

Kidiatrics Medical Group
22032 El Paseo, Suite 160, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, 92688
(949) 766-5001

Kaiser Permanente
3401 S. Harbor Boulevard, Santa Ana, CA, 92704
(714) 830-6524

Kaiser Permanente
1900 E. Fourth Street, Santa Ana, CA, 92705
(714) 967-4792

Talbert Medical Group
1002 N. Fairview Street, Santa Ana, CA, 92703
(714) 835-8501

Orange County Health Care Agency
1725 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana, CA, 92706
(714) 834-7735 or (714) 834-7769 or (714) 834-8137 or (714) 562-1700

CHOC Children’s
406 S. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA, 92701
(714) 289-7845

UC Irvine Family Health Center Santa Ana
800 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA, 92701
(714) 456-3468

OC Pediatrics
714 S. Harbor Boulevard, Santa Ana, CA, 92704
(714) 775-5537

South Coast Pediatrics
2650 S. Bristol Street, Suite 101-103, Santa Ana, CA, 92704
(714) 754-1548

South Coast Pediatrics
1619 N. Spurgeon Street, Santa Ana, CA, 92701
(714) 754-1548

AltaMed Medical Group – Santa Ana, Main
1400 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA, 92701
(714) 541-6815, 1-888-499-9303

St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group
2212 E. Fourth Street, Santa Ana, CA, 92705
(714) 571-7782

Talbert Medical Group
14591 Newport Avenue, Suite 206, Tustin, CA, 92780
(714) 442-4864

OC Rescue Mission Health Service
1 Hope Drive, Tustin, CA, 92782
(714) 247-4300

Careers

If you are dedicated to improving educational outcomes and are willing to work hard to make that happen, THINK Together may be the right place for you. Our fast-paced environment is on the forefront of educational innovation and offers tremendous opportunity for enrichment and advancement. Our organization has grown exponentially over the last 10 years and we remain on that trajectory today. If you love kids and want to roll up your sleeves and work, check out our Careers page

Orange County Spotlight

PIMCO and THINK Together partnered in Book Doctor event

On Monday July 30, 14 PIMCO (Pacific Investment Management Co.) employees volunteered almost two hours of their time in order to help in THINK Together’s Book Doctor event. This event was designed to clean up gently used books that were donated at the We Care Wednesday book drive at the Orange County Fair. T

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