The 2012 police involved shootings in Anaheim sparked protests and riots in the city. In response to this, Hope Builders was among the community organizations that opened its doors in Anaheim.
“We saw many of the issues – disenfranchisement, and lack of opportunity – we were dealing with here in Santa Ana coming to surface in Anaheim. We asked ourselves what our response ought to be. That compelled the creating of our branch here,” said Shawna Smith, Hope Builders’ CEO/Executive Director.
Read The Orange County Register’s feature on how different community organizations, including Hope Builders, have contributed to transforming the community. Read the article.