Mesa Del Mar
OCCCO and Mesa del Mar leaders address concerns about gang activity and drug problems in their neighborhoods and schools.
OCCCO worked with Mesa del Mar leaders and communicated their concerns to school administrators, emphasizing the importance and the need of gang and drug prevention programs for schools. Mesa del Mar leaders overcame initial opposition and were successful in bringing GRIP to three schools in their community and one similar program in Sonora elementary school. Mesa del Mar leaders were able to accomplish this through working with the District Attorney’s office, Costa Mesa police enforcement, the Newport-Mesa school district board, NMUSD superintendent, school administrators and the Costa Mesa CEO.
GRIP has successfully been brought to Paularino, College Park, and Wilson Elementary. The youth in Mesa del Mar have also begun taking steps to forming their own LOC in Costa Mesa High School.
A Look Back
Mesa del Mar gift giveaway for underprivileged youth on January 6th, 2014.