A couple of weeks ago, RSG had the tremendous privilege of volunteering at the Illumination Foundation’s Santa Ana after-school program. The Illumination Foundation is a non-profit organization working to break the cycle of homelessness using a multi-pronged approach, including housing placement and rental assistance, employment coaching, children’s enrichment programs, and medical outreach.
For one afternoon, our employees walked 12 minutes from our office to a cheerful yellow house where 35 children meet every day after school to eat, do their homework, and play alongside caring Illumination Foundation staff and volunteers. Below are some photos from our meaningful afternoon.
…and pretending the skewers were alien antennae!
And of course, we played lots of games!
In the spirit of community development, we also led the students in a craft– using paper bags to create buildings you’d find in a city.
Written by Dominique Clark, an Associate at RSG