In 1999, with the support of the City of Garden Grove the Buena Clinton Youth and Family Center opened in an effort to empower the residents to make a positive difference and impact within their community. The center was strategically located as a way to combat high crime, open drug markets, overcrowding, and substandard housing in the neighborhood. For more than 10 years, the center’s home base was a 20-foot by 40-foot trailer, serving a one-quarter square mile area with 3,500 residents. Sixty percent of the population is under the age of 18. The neighborhood is considered to be the youngest by population in the city, and one of the most ethnically diverse. The Buena Clinton Youth and Family Center provides no-cost to low cost programs and services focused on youth enrichment, safety, and community involvement/mobilization.