RECOGNITION & AWARDS

2015
Leadership Circle Award, PIMCO Foundation
 
2013
Crystal Vision Award, Employees Community Fund of Boeing California
Best Free Dance Training in Orange County, Orange Coast Magazine
 
2012
Afterschool Innovator Award, Afterschool Alliance and The Metlife Foundation
Certificate of Congressional Recognition for Service to Under-served Youth, United States House of Representatives
Proclamation for Achievement in the Community, City of Santa Ana
 
2011
Dance in the Community Award, Lester Horton Dance Awards
2011 Ford Focus Global Test Drive Winner, The Ford Motor Company
 
2010
Access to Artistic Excellence Award, National Endowment for the Arts
Arts Educator of the Year Award, Arts Orange County
Disney VoluntEARS Community Fund Award, The Walt Disney Company
Arts Presenters/MetLife Arts Access Award: Engaging Underserved Communities, Association of Performing Arts Presenters/MetLife
DoGooder Award, Best Medium-Size Organization Video, YouTube
 
2009
Neighborhood Builders Award, Bank of America
Best After-School Education Program for the College Bound, OC Weekly
Outstanding Achievement in Education Award, Orange County Board of Education
 
2008
Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth Award, National Endowment for the Arts
 
2007
Educator of the Year Award, Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
 
2006
Arts Award, Orange County Business Committee for the Arts
 
2004
Artistic Visionary Award, Founder Beth Burns, Arts Orange County
 
2003
National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, United States Presidents’ Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts
 
1999
Audrey Nelson Community Development Achievement Award, The National Community Development Association
 
1991
525th “Daily Point of Light” Award, President George Herbert Walker Bush
 
1985
Top Six Arts-for-Youth Organization Nationwide, Dayton Hudson Foundation
 
8 Years Highest Possible Rating for Artistic Quality & Administrative Excellence, California Arts Council
 
11 Disneyland Outstanding Community Service Awards
 
7 Orange County Register Charities Awards