Heart & Humanity
Omics LIVE participates in the enrichment of community, charitable organizations and partnerships by “giving back” through Internship participation, partnerships, fundraising, media relations and awareness, direct support and team volunteerism. Omics is heavily invested in philanthropy organizations, causes and charitable giving. Students directly participate in the selection and involvement process of many charities and philanthropy endeavors. Omics LIVE promotes the value of enrichment by “giving back” via Pop-Up Internship partnerships with various philanthropy groups selected by the students.
The Wounded Warrior Profect's mission is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. They're vision is to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history. They help raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members. They also help injured service members aid and assist each other as well as provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.
Fashionomics LIVE “Stylist/Interns” brought smiles to families attending Wounded Warrior Project annual fundraiser gala by styling moms.
"When a warrior faces challenge, 'the entire family' experiences a change and sadly this could mean becoming a full time supporter or caregiver. It felt great to bring a smile to those affected as I accessorized the wives!" -Olivia
The mission of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is to foster the humane treatment of animals through the education of the public, financial assistance (to relieve animal suffering), promotion of the animal/human bond and cruelty intervention
OMICS Live students handled Event duties at the 2013 and 2014 Red Carpet Style Lounges honoring the SPCA.
"Omics LIVE SPCA Blanket Drives not only teach the skillset of asking for a donation, but embeds the return of investment from the power of giving while reiterating the responsibility affiliated with owning a family pet." -Sherri
Talent for Epilepsy was founded in 2009 by Grace Edwards. Her cousin Logan is a person with Epilepsy. He is one of 3 million Americans affected by this irreversible neurological disorder. When Grace was seven years old she learned that Logan’s medicine was expensive and his family was struggling to pay for it. Grace decided that she wanted to do something to help people pay for medicine and she also wanted to raise awareness. Thus, Talent for Epilepsy was created and with help from family, friends and the community the first Talent for Epilepsy Talent & Fashion show was held in 2013 with a huge success! Raising over $5,000 and reaching over 500 people.
Omics LIVE provided a Reporting Crew, Videography and Talent Runners for the 2014 Talent for Epilepsy Fundraiser
Reporting live from the red carpet at The Talent for Epilepsy Show touched, moved and inspired everyone in attendance about the latest breakthroughs to better assist in understanding this often misunderstood disorder." -Stephanie
The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest and most effective animal protection organization. They provide hands-on care and services to more than 100,000 animals each year, and professionalize the field through education and training for local organizations. We are the leading animal advocacy organization, seeking a humane world for people and animals alike.
Omics LIVE 2013 Fundraiser Boutique returned 100% of the proceeds to our 2013 student nominated charity; The Humane Society.
'The Humane Society celebrates animals while confronting cruelty via sanctuaries, veterinary programs, emergency shelters and rescues." -Danielle
Vital Link’s mission is to be the link between business and education to prepare students for the successful transition to a meaningful career. Vital Link‘s vision is that all students will graduate with an understanding of their career potential and through interactive programs expand their resources to select their future career. Vital Link provides experiences, resources and tools to assist students to identify their career options and explore, discover, and connect to their future career.Vital Link strives to be the “go to” place for business and education to connect bringing relevance into the classroom and helping develop a well prepared workforce.
Fashionomics LIVE Produced and Directed Vital Link’s first Fashion Festival to celebrate the benefits of “the Arts" in the school curriculum.
"The experience as a Production Assistant at the Fashionomics LIVE Fashion Festival opened my eyes to the effectiveness of engaging all types of students with contributing roles regardless of their individual career visions because at the end of the day, we all want an amazing career!" -Caspian
The mission of the Laguna Playhouse is to enrich lives through the magic of live theatre, to provide educational opportunities for children and adults and to create experiences that stimulate cultural and social interaction and inspire our community. Founded in 1920, The Laguna Playhouse’s history and longevity validate a unique heritage in our region, making it a cultural treasure for all of California. They produce and present professional theatre of the highest quality, providing a full range of theatrical styles, entertainment, educational programs, and other initiatives that serve our community and reach a broad constituency.
Students greeted VIP's with a video interview on the red carpet while managing a photo station with costumed Interns.
"Supporting the local arts in one’s community is important! Being a theater student myself, assisting at The Laguna Playhouse gala showed me the business side of theatre operations." -Angela
The Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND) at the University of California, Irvine is internationally recognized for its research accomplishments in disorders of the brain, particularly those that are age-related. The Institute is UCI’s center for aging and dementia research, with our faculty seeking to understand the causes leading to neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, Lewy body dementia, and Huntington’s disease. We aim to identify the life-style factors that promote wellness and “successful aging.” For those suffering from age-related memory problems, our goal is to diagnose disease, identify means for effectively treating it, and provide help to families and caregivers.
Students performed event duties ranging from front desk check-in, auction runner, silent auction bid sheets, photography, photo booth and raffle donation tables.
"Being an event photographer has helped me to build confidence while perfecting my skills behind the lens! Many attending the event spoke about a family member suffering from Alzheimer’s so I felt good being able to give my time and distract attendees from the stress that goes along with caring for the old." -Jenny
The Illumination Foundation's mission is to break the cycle of homelessness using innovative, integrated care and a unique public/ private partnership.
The foundation assess homeless and unstably housed families and individuals to identify needs and provide immediate relief when necessary.
They provide on-going interdisciplinary care that combines housing with case management, medical care, mental health and workforce services to decrease dependence on community resources.
The IF offer a low-entry threshold to advance health and housing stability for the most vulnerable members of our community, with a focus on families and those with medical or mental health conditions.
Students performed event duties ranging from front desk check-in, auction runner, silent auction bid sheets, photography, step-and-repeat assistance, and VIP guest seating.