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We pride ourselves on being a community organization. Our community-wide events are not only enjoyable experiences but they also play a crucial role in fostering a sense of belonging and social support. Regardless of age, gender, or cultural background, these events provide opportunities for people to come together, share experiences, and create lasting memories. By participating in our community events, individuals can develop a sense of identity and purpose, which can have a positive impact on their mental health and well-being.

In addition to improving one's mental health, our community events can also help alleviate personal struggles by providing a supportive environment where individuals can connect with others who may be going through similar experiences. This can help reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness, which are common contributors to mental health issues.

For more than four years, we've been organizing events including festivals, dinners, cultural celebrations, educational gatherings and charity events. By attending our events, individuals can not only have fun but also contribute to the betterment of their community. Please take a look at our event timeline below. Enjoy!


Annual Christmas Party

December 16th, 2022

Our annual Christmas gathering was a true success! Over 100 families and community members joined us in celebration of the holidays. 

Thanksgiving Outreach

November 12th, 2022

We served 325 families thanksgiving meals including a full-size turkey!!

Student Shoe Shopping

September 21st, 2022

We took 12 Oceanside students and their parents to buy new shoes for back to school. Most of them who’ve never shopped at a Dicks Sporting Goods store. 

NAACP Miracosta

August 6th, 2022

Food, diapers, and soap products distributed at MiraCosta campus. Thank you @nsdcnaacp for the invitation to support our north county students with back to school materials. 

Padre Game

August 2th, 2022

Team/volunteer celebration at the Padre game. We’ve been fortunate to have amazing individuals on our team who share the same passion in efforts to help others.Because of them, we are who we are today. Thank you!

Communnity Celebrations

July 27th 2022

Celebrating community with free tacos for Crown Heights and Eastside Neighborhoods.

Libby Community Dinner

July 15th, 2022

Celebrating our one year of food distribution at Libby Lake Park with free tacos for the community.

Board Retreat

May 5th, 2022

Awesome board retreat.

We have an excellent team! 

Laundry Event

March 9th, 2022

Awesome event. We did 37 loads in partnership with MiraCosta College but it was a collaborative effort. 
Huge thanks to our sponsor @aetna for supporting our laundry trailer. 


Christmas Party

December 22nd, 2021

Community Christmas party, free tacos, 1,000 toys 200 families and lost of fun!

​Halloween Party

October 27th, 2021

Free food distribution, hotdogs, burgers, piñata, music, children books, toy raffles, dental hygiene, Halloween costume contest, pumpkins and snow soap hill slides! 

Mexican Independence Day

September 9th, 2021

We celebrated Mexican Independence Day with your Eastside community with free tacos!

MiraCosta Event

August 7th, 2021

Community event at MiraCosta College in support of NAACP. 

Libby Lake Hangout

August 4th, 2021

Libby Lake Community hangout was a success. Free burgers, hotdogs, diapers, raffles, and piñata for the kids.

Launching laundry Trailer

July 14th, 2021

Launching our laundry trailer program. We also received a state certificate of recognition by our district assembly member Tasha Boerner Horvath.

Seaworld & Oldtown

May 12th, 2021

We celebrated Mother’s Day with another community dinner. Free tacos, free diapers, piñata, dj, and a raffle.

Food Drive

April 24th, 2021

Thanks to the El Camino rotary club for hosting a food drive and bingo fundraiser for lived experiences. Amazing turnout!


Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway

November 24th, 2020

In a 2 day thanksgiving operation, we’ve distributed 23,654 pounds of fresh food. Including over 100 turkeys in our first Thanskgiving giveaway.

Chicago Youth Trip

November 1st, 2020

We had an incredible opportunity to take 7 youth to Chicago for a weekend and had a blast doing so. Most of our youth have never traveled outside of San Diego county, out of state or been in an airplane. That made our trip so much special!

BBQ & Fishing

October 16th, 2020

20 youth for bbq fishing and a road trip to Sand Diego.

Back to School Fundraiser

September 26th, 2020

12 classic low riders and classic cars. 20 voters were registered, hundreds of tacos, free hair cuts and a ton of school supplies donated. We also had the amazing UnderCover Jams group perform some amazing hits! 

Youth Fishing

July 8th, 2020

​Pier fishing hangout. Thanks to Robert Ontiveros and IpayLo for their generous donation

Food Drive

May 16th, 2020

We hosted our first food drive and it was a huge success. Thanks to the Oddfellows Lodge #346 for their continued support and coordinating our food drive.

Dia de Los Niños

Arpil 30th, 2020

Feliz día de los niños. Hot meals, food pantry, stuff animals and a bike raffle. An amazing day!

Fire Department Outreach

Arpil 15th, 2020

Our board members, partners, mentors, family and youth joined in celebrating, supporting and participating in a small baby shower for youth soon to be mother. We don’t question, judge or distance ourselves from adversity. We love, support and build community around our youth.

Chuck E. Cheese, Movies and Community Dinner

March 18th, 2020

Never too old for Chuck E. Cheese then movies then finish off by seriving 600 tacoson our first community dinner in Crown Heights Oceanside. 

Seaworld & Oldtown

February 19th, 2020

Youth and family event many of whom never had the pleasure to explore the history of San Diego

CPR Trainings

Februari 5th, 2020

Awesome certified CPR training led by our partner Tom, a 36year retire Chief Firefighter.


Posada de Navidad

December 13th, 2019

We successfully hosted our first Posada! The beauty of community people don’t talk about often. A mix of culture and tradition between different generations. 

Baby Shower

November 27th, 2019

Our board members, partners, mentors, family and youth joined in celebrating, supporting and participating in a small baby shower for youth soon to be mother. We don’t question, judge or distance ourselves from adversity. We love, support and build community around our youth.

Fishing & Bonfire

October 30th, 2019

Fishing and a bonfire. Quality time with our youth. One of those nights for us.

Mentoring Summit

October 17th, 2019

We hosted our firts booth at the San Diego Mentor Summit and it was a success. Our content of our organization was well received in efforts to bring must needed resources to Oceanside. 

Trauma Mentoring Trainings

September 19th, 2019

Lived Experiences hosted a unique trauma Informed mentoring trainings lead by our partner Prema with Medra Consulting. We’re working to lead the efforts in bringing mentoring in the field of trauma to Oceanside and in North County. 

Legoland & Music Museum

September 7th, 2019

Thanks to the Zarinebaf family for their generosity in making today happen. Museum of Making Music & Legoland field trip day. Amazing day.

Safe Destinations Youth Event

August 1th, 2019

Our firts youth community event in parnertship with San Diego Safe Destinations.

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