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Think Together Overview

Santa Ana, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
K-12 Education
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Think Together, a non-profit, is one of California's largest and leading providers of academically-focused extended learning time programs (early literacy, afterschool, summer learning, academic enrichment, etc). Currently Think Together serves nearly ... Read more

Mission: Think Together partners with schools to change the odds for kids.

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Think Together – Why Work For Us?

In 1994, a group of mothers decided they'd had enough. Gangs and drugs in the Shalimar neighborhood of Costa Mesa had created an unsafe environment for their kids. So, they reached out for help.

Community leaders came together to open the doors of Shalimar Learning Center, a safe space for the neighborhood kids to come after school and get help with homework.Over 100 kids showed up on the first day!

What began as a single neighborhood center has grown into programs in over 400 California schools – from San Diego to San Francisco – serving over 150,000 students. Founded in 1997, Think Together partners with schools to change the odds for kids. Think Together delivers nationally-recognized expanded learning programs and school improvement, offered through affiliate partner Orenda Education.

Over 20 years, Think Together has built a roadmap to support student success. Curriculum and activities are aligned with what students are learning during the academic school day. Each program is designed using data-driven solutions to help kids reach proficiency and achievement levels necessary to progress through school and prepare for college and career.

We're looking for individuals who are passionate about education and love working with kids.

Join the Think Together Team and change the odds for kids. Think Together employs more than 2,500 staff statewide. From frontline program leaders to administrative positions in regional offices, there are countless opportunities to invest in the lives of California’s students and develop a career in education.

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    "Great Mission, Wonderful People, Strong Vision"

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    Current Employee - Director in Santa Ana, CA
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    I love working at Think Together. I have been here for a year and still learn something new every day. I am constantly challenged, encouraged, and supported through it all by both my supervisor as well as my peers. I am surrounded by people who not only care but are competent. I have worked in non-profits for the past 9-10 years and there are just a different caliber of people here both doing the work as well as those in charge. I trust my leadership and their vision. Even on those days when I have worked too long and too hard or when I get frustrated, at the end of the day, I have a phenomenal team and love what I do and who I work for.


    The workload can be very heavy but there is a lot of flexibility and culture benefits that make it worthwhile. It would also be great to have better benefits like a 401K and more health insurance options.

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Think Together Photos

Think Together photo of: End of year Color Run! Think Together staff make program fun from the first day of school to the last!
Think Together photo of: Site Coordinators have fun while participating in an interactive healthy cooking demonstration during the Wellness Celebration.
Think Together photo of: Think Together and Kaboom! worked together to refurbish a park in the Shalimar neighborhood in Costa Mesa.
Think Together photo of: Site Coordinators at Los Angeles County's regional end of year meeting at the park.
Think Together photo of: Think Together staff at Alice Birney Elementary receiving recognition and a small appreciation gift from Arrowhead Credit Union for the great work they are doing with students in the Colton community.
Think Together photo of: Think Together and Kaboom finale!
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Think Together Interviews



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    Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
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    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Think Together (Santa Ana, CA) in July 2014.


    Phone screening followed by interview with supervisor and current employee.
    Interview was casual, lasted about 20 minutes, including explanation of job duties and the follow up process
    Requires background check upon offer. Requires half-day of training and activities.

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    • If we asked 3 of your closest friends/family, what are 3 things they would say about you?   Answer Question
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Think Together Awards & Accolades

  • Administrator of the Year, Association of California School Administrators, 2013

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