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Paularino Has Flourished

over 20 classroom volunteers Paularino has flourished Paularino has flourished as a result of their partnership with St. James Anglican! After patiently yet intentionally praying for this campus for over a year, the doors were thrown open to deeper relationships and greater impact this fall. A fun, giant Paularino Panthers mural was created and paid for by St James – …

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Pie Day

Pie Day was simple yet very well-received Pie Day Every few months, our Education initiative team put together a meal or appreciation event to show how much we respect and admire the effort and impact of our NMUSD teachers and staff. This November, as a tangible way of showing thanks to these men and women, our volunteer leaders all agreed …

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Principal is Grateful

engaging with some practical help and support Principal is grateful Gabe is the Principal of Adams Elementary School here in Costa Mesa. As a principal, there are many pressures and expectations coming from superiors, teachers, parents and students. Unfortunately, the resources, man power and support is not there to do all you would like to do as a principal. Ideas …

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Fell Out of Rehab

He was wanting to move forward and start his life over Fell out of rehab One of our reconnections was a young 25 year old male who fell out of rehab and had been on the streets for several months. He came to our Saturday morning LOTS program and was looking to be reconnected to Santa Maria. He was wanting …

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Community Spotlight

Trellis has supported NMUSD schools for nearly five years Community Spotlight Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) places a strong value in our community relationships, and one of those relationships is with Trellis, a non-profit organization that works to engage our community and provide valuable support to our schools. Trellis has supported NMUSD schools for nearly five years with a strong …

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Love the Library

The librarian expressed “thousands and thousands of thanks” Celebrating Reading and “Love the Library” Christ Lutheran Church and Thrivent Financial partnered together to host a “Love the Library” special assembly, pizza party, and library beautification at Wilson Elementary. For the assembly, The Writers Room Production Group acted out Wilson students’ stories! Special recognition was given to much improved student readers, …

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Resident Gets a Chance

He has been working full time now for 6+ months Joe, a resident, gets a chance. After losing his job, his marriage, his car and not sure where to turn, Joe found himself on the streets of Costa Mesa for several years. He just wanted a chance; a chance to work, a chance to show he had something to o …

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Pastor Was a Neighbor

seeing the value and potential impact Dave, a pastor, was a neighbor. Dave is the Teaching Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Costa Mesa. He and his family live in the Halecrest neighborhood of Costa Mesa. He, along with 3 other pastors and 4 other residents of the neighborhood, were invited to a Trellis gathering in the neighborhood to discuss …

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Mary’s Story

I didn’t feel worthy to gain my life back Mary’s Story Mary, living here in Costa Mesa, was married to a guy that didn’t want to work and was chasing drugs. After losing her job, they ended up being evicted from their home. Friends who had promised to help them move their things were a no show and she became …