Creating pathways for individuals to experience impactful relationships.

The Neighboring Initiative exists to bring collaboration in the City of Costa Mesa to create pathways for individuals to experience impactful relationships with their neighbors, for every neighborhood to have an “Intentional Neighboring Network”, and for local organizations to work better together.

The heart behind this initiative is for individuals to begin experiencing more meaningful relationships with their neighbors and the fruit that comes from a more connected neighboring network. Our hope is every neighborhood in Costa Mesa would have a thriving network where individuals feel a sense of ownership and fulfillment knowing you are making a difference in your community.

The City of Costa Mesa has wonderful city initiatives, caring churches, engaging non-profits, and a thriving small business community. Under this initiative, we work with these organizations through Love Costa Mesa Serve Day and year-round serving opportunities for residents to give of their time, talent, and treasures.

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Have questions about getting involved? Contact Reina today.

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Initiative Leader

Reina Cuthill

Reina has been volunteering with Love Costa Mesa since 2013 and joined the staff team in 2021. Prior to Love Costa Mesa, Reina studied at UCI, where she found her heart for working with the homeless. She became President of Helping Hearts for the Homeless at UCI, which allowed her to empower students to serve the local homeless community, as well as spread awareness and education on campus. Furthermore, she oversaw several community youth programs regarding leadership development, community service & mental health advocacy at Orange County Herald Center. Reina discovered her passion for community work during her time as staff at The Beacon Church in Orange, CA working alongside Love Orange & Love Irvine initiatives and directly witnessing how churches can strategically partner with cities to make a greater impact.

Reina is a proud resident of Costa Mesa and loves pouring into the city she believes in. She was blessed to meet her husband, Chris, through volunteering with Love Costa Mesa and they continue to serve as a family with their son. During her free time, she enjoys tandem biking with her family and using her floral services to bless family and friends.

Love Costa Mesa Neighboring Allies

  • Lighthouse Community Church
  • Redemption OC
  • Christ Lutheran Church
  • Canopy Church
  • Rockharbor Church
  • Palm Harvest
  • Genesis Collective
  • St. Andrews Presbyterian
  • The Crossing Church
  • St. John the Divine Episcopal Church
  • Harbor Light Church
  • Newport Mesa YMCA
  • Costa Mesa Foundation
  • Vanguard University
  • Thrivent
  • Descanso Restaurant
  • Neat Coffee
  • Great Mex
  • Chick-Fil-A
  • City of Costa Mesa

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