Saturday, August 28th Thru Labor Day

Help Hope Builders renew its mission to assist young adults in Orange County by participating in a special online event and celebration!

Over 10 days critical to our good works together, you’ll have the opportunity to:

• Be inspired by celebrity speakers
sharing their personal success stories.
• Be motivated by leaders, who’ve
overcome obstacles to achieve greatness.
• Hear firsthand from trainees and
alumni who’ve had their lives transformed.

We’ll ask you to help us meet this year’s critical fundraising goals along the way. So please know how much we appreciate your support of our young adults!

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You Are Invited!

Tune in and watch these amazing people tell their stories of how they unlocked their greatness

Glen Stearns

Glenn Stearns, Founder and CEO, Kind Lending, LLC

Glenn Stearns’ life has not been all about exceeding expectations and building a successful business. His unusual climb to the top began... as a son of alcoholic parents, diagnosed dyslexic, father of a child at the age of 14, and high school graduate in the bottom 10% of his class. He successfully turned his life around to enjoy many adventures and successes such as building Stearns Lending into America’s #1 Wholesale Lender in 2013 for two years in a row; traveling with astronauts and Vice Presidents; appearing on reality TV shows "Gilligan's Island" and “Undercover Billionaire”; to owning a Montana ranch with John Elway and a private Caribbean Island with Sir Richard Branson. Hear more about his remarkable journey on Monday, August 30th.

Darryl Strawberry

Darryl Strawberry, Major League Baseball Legend

Throughout the 80s and 90s Darryl Strawberry was one of the top baseball sluggers in Major League Baseball. He helped the New York ... Mets to the World Series in 1986 and New York Yankees to three world series in 1996, 1998, and 1999. He was voted rookie of the year in 1983 and received a Hall of Fame nomination in 2004. But Darryl’s life after baseball wasn’t a glorious one. Drug abuse, rehab, house arrest, parole violations, colon and lymph node cancer, and divorce left him with a deep sense of hopelessness. Today life is different for Darryl Strawberry. His purpose and passion is serving the Lord by speaking message of hope and helping others transform their lives through the power of the gospel. He is an ordained minister, two-time cancer survivor, bestselling author, and Christian speaker.

Joe Kiani

Joe Kiani, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Masimo

Joe Kiani runs one of the world’s most admired medical technology companies, is an inventor of world-changing noninvasive patient... monitoring devices, a trusted voice for patient safety and care, and a convention-breaking maverick. Join us to hear how Kiani grew Masimo from a “garage start up” into a successful publicly traded medical technology company employing thousands of people worldwide and increasing product revenue four-fold in the last five years on Wednesday, September 1 at 5pm.

Dominique Dawes

Dominique Dawes, Three-time Olympian, Olympic Gold Medalist, and Owner of the Dominique Dawes Gymnastics Academy

Known in the gymnastics community as 'Awesome Dawesome,' Dominique Dawes was a 10-year member of ...the U.S. national gymnastics team, the 1994 U.S. all-around senior National Champion, a three-time Olympian, a World Championship silver and bronze medalist, and a member of the gold-medal-winning "Magnificent Seven" team at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Dawes is also notable as being the first African-American woman to win an individual Olympic medal in artistic gymnastics, and the first black person of any nationality to win an Olympic-gold-medal in gymnastics. She is also one of only three female American gymnasts to compete in three Olympics and was part of their medal-winning teams: Barcelona 1992 (bronze), Atlanta 1996 (gold), and Sydney 2000 (bronze). She is also the Olympic bronze medalist on floor exercise from the Atlanta games. Dawes holds minority ownership of the Washington Spirit (DC’s professional women’s soccer team) and was the co-chair of the President’s Council for Fitness, Sports and Nutrition under the Obama administration. She starred in the Broadway hit musical, “Grease” and has been a motivational speaker for over 25 years.


Pave The Way. Donate Now.

Hope Builders provides trainees the mentorship, life skills and job skills training. Your gift today puts young adults on the pathway to prosperity. Explore the ways you can support the future of Orange County youth.

donate to the career registry

Give to the Career Registry.

Give trainees the tools and supplies—bus passes, Chromebooks, uniforms, medical supplies kits, toolbelts—that they need to get on a path to success.

support the amigo scholarship

Fund an Amigo Scholarship.

Support scholarships that help young adults enroll in Hope Builders, develop skills and access support that they need to launch their careers.

become a corporate sponsor

Become a Corporate Sponsor.

Join Orange County business leaders to empower young adults with the mentorship, job training and support they need to launch their careers.


Watch an introduction to Hope Builders.

An Introduction to Hope Builders

Brean’s Story.

Emancipated from the foster care system at just 16 years old, Brean had her first child while a senior in high school—and a second child only 10 months later. She was forced to piece together retail and service jobs just to survive. And she soon felt overwhelmed. ...

But through taking prenatal classes at a local community center during pregnancy, Brean befriended a Hope Builders’ alumni and also realized how much she admired medical workers. She got past her nerves and applied to the clinical medical assisting program. “As soon as I stepped on site at Hope Builders, I knew this is what I was meant to do” she says.

Brean got the hands-on skills training and support services vital for her to begin a career. Now, Brean is completing a 160-hour practical training with Memorial Care Medical Group. Hope Builders provided the foundation for Brean not only to support her family, but to help others change their life trajectories.


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