Annual Dia del Niño Celebration
A one day CREER Community Event. Dia del Nino (Day of the Child) is CREER’s signature event. April 30th is the day when children are honored in Mexico. Children's Day in Mexico started in 1925 and we adopted the tradition eight years ago. Each year we celebrate Dia del Niño on the last Saturday of April. This open to the public, free of charge event is primarily attended by the South Orange County community. A fun-filled family event, it honors children of all cultures and ages. It is an event to indulge and celebrate our children. We had Bounce Houses, Live Entertainment, Food, Candy and lots of fun throughout the day. CREER’s Dia del Niño was sponsored by CREER and the generosity of many businesses from our community. All the people who worked at Dia del Niño were 100% Volunteers from the community as well as local Middle and High Schools. Attendance last event was approximately 3,500 people.
Annual Summer Programs Closing Ceremony
A one Day Community Event at the Historic Town Center (HTC) Park in San Juan Capistrano. Every year at the end of The CREER Summer Session we hold a closing ceremony, where all children have the opportunity to share their achievements and art works. This event offers a very unique opportunity for family bonding and community togetherness, while giving children a strong sense of pride and empowerment.
Annual Spring Fundraiser Event
Mr. & Mrs. Sue and Jeff Singer - CREER Supporters & Financial Contributors. Annual Spring Fundraiser with Slim Man and his Band performed at the SJ Hills Country Club Sports Bar. Event organized and co-sponsored by Mrs.Jeff Singer, Ricardo;s Place, Slim Man, Fluid Masters, O'Connor's Mortuary...
Annual Day of the Dead
A one Day Community Event at the San Juan Capistrano Library. Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is one of CREER’s Signature events done in partnership with the San Juan Capistrano Library. Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and acknowledged around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey. In 2008 the tradition was inscribed in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
Annual VIVA CREER Winter Gala Fundraiser
CREER Director Angeles Ceballos talks about the role that the nonprofit plays in the lives of underprivileged communities in Orange County, empowering people through education, athletics, culture and mentorship, during the groupÕs annual winter gala in San Juan Capistrano on Saturday, November 4, 2017. (Photo By Jeff Antenore, Contributing Photographer)
Annual CREER Posada
A one day Community Event at the Mission Basilica. The CREER Posada is one of CREER’s Signature events done in partnership with the Mission Basilica Children’s Choir Group. The CREER Posada is celebrated at the Mission Basilica Gymnasium. Las Posadas is a Novenario (nine days of religious observance) celebrated chiefly in Mexico and by Mexican-Americans in the Southwestern United States, beginning December 16 and ending December 24, on evenings, during which Mexican
families participate in nightly Christmas processions that re-create the Holy Pilgrimage of Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus on their way to Bethlehem.
Posada - Spanish for "lodging", or "accommodation"; it is said in plural because it is celebrated more than one day in that period. The nine-day novena represents the nine months of pregnancy, specifically the pregnancy of Mary carrying Jesus.
2023 CREER SUMMER PROGRAMS
Programs Starting Date:
Monday, June 19th - Thursday, July 20th, 2023
10:00 AM – 3:30 PM
OCASA College Prep
31522 El Camino Real,
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Information and Registrations Please Contact:
Angeles Ceballos at (714) 788-8339 or
Rosario Rowell at (714) 788-7404
Saturday, July 22nd, 2023
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Historic Town Center Park
31872 El Camino Real
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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