fall 2019

Ongoing service opportunities allow APU students to serve from Azusa to LA in a consistent capacity with existing organizations that work towards community transformation. The heart of these ministries is for APU students to develop relationships with the communities they serve over the 10 week period of local engagement per semester. These opportunities fulfill service credits, but more so aim to foster relationships, learning, and a posture of life-long service for APU students. How better can we fulfill Christ's call to love our neighbor than to know them and walk alongside them weekly?

ministries at a glance

Homeless

  • Community Meals

Sports

  • Open Door Soccer League

Sustainability

  • Community Garden

Tutoring

  • Homework House

Urban

  • Dream Center - Adopt a Block

Youth

  • Dream Center - Foster Care Initiative

  • Homework House

  • Open Door Soccer Leauge

  • Young Life Capernaum - Glendora

  • Young Life Capernaum - Pasadena

  • Young Lives

Community Development

  • Dream Center - Adopt a Block

Elderly

  • San Dimas Retirement Center

Food

  • Community Garden

  • Community Meals

Foster Care

  • Dream Center - Foster Care Initiative

Gardening

  • Community Garden

Kids

  • Dream Center - Foster Care Initiative

  • Homework House

  • Open Door Soccer League

  • Young Lives



all fall ongoing opportunities are now closed. email “localengagement@apu.edu” with any questions or sign up for spring 2020.



overview of fall 2019 opportunities

community garden

Mondays, 4:30pm-6:00pm

Thursdays, 9:30am-11:00am |

Either day = 15 Service Credits

During the 2018-19 school year, CSA and others on campus started a community garden on the Azusa East Campus near the baseball field. Students help cultivate and maintain the garden in a variety of ways. No prior experience required.

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community meals

Saturdays, 9:30am-1:30pm (4-5 times per semester)

15 Service Credits

As a ministry of Foothill Community Church in the city of Azusa, Community Meals exists to provide food relief to those who are experiencing homelessness and hunger in the community. Students help prepare, serve, and clean up for each meal.

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dream center- adopt a block

Saturdays, 8:00am-2:00pm | Dates: September 21, October 5, October 19, November 2, November 16

15 Service Credits

As a ministry of the Dream Center, Adopt a Block serves over 150 communities weekly through immediate food and hygiene relief with the hope of offering additional holistic resources for individuals experiencing homelessness and hunger. Students build relationships with people in various communities of Los Angeles and serve them through relief assistance and prayer.

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dream center - foster care initiative

Fridays, 8:00am-1:00pm | Dates: September 27, October 11, October 25, November 8, November 15

15 Service Credits

A pressing challenge in Foster Care, is that children are separated from parents due to poverty-related issues. The Dream Center - Foster Care Intervention Program, allows volunteers to build furniture for families which helps prevent families from becoming separated due to their living environment. 

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neighborhood homework house

  • Mondays & Wednesdays: 3:00pm–4:30pm

  • Mondays & Wednesdays: 4:45pm–6:15pm

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays: 3:00pm–4:30pm or

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays: 4:45pm–6:15pm

  • Fridays (Club Meetings): 3:00pm–4:00pm & 4:00pm–5:00pm

  • 15 Service Credits for volunteering once a week (E.g. Tuesdays at 3:00pm)

  • 30 Service Credits for volunteering twice a week (E.g. Mondays 3:00pm & 4:45pm)

We partner with Neighborhood Homework House whose mission is to partner with parents of at-risk, Azusa students to equip them to thrive academically, socially, and spiritually. Students serve as tutors and mentors for small groups of students, grades PK through 12, in the program.

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open door soccer leauge (odsl)

*Fall Semester Only | Practices: Thursdays, 5:00pm-6:30pm | Games: Saturdays, 9:00am-10:00am & 10:00am-11:00am

Coaches = 15 Service Credits

Referees: 10 Service Credits

We partner with Church of the Open Door to run a free youth soccer program for kids in the community. Students serve as coaches and referees for the participants, ages 4-12. Sign up to coach or referee!

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san dimas retirement center

Tuesdays, 6:45pm-8:00pm

15 Service Credits

We are partnering with SDRC to build relationships with the elderly in our community.  Students enjoy various activities like meals, crafts, games, and entertainment with the residents.

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young life capernaum - Glendora

Fridays, 6:00pm-8:00pm | Dates: September 27, October 11, October 25, November 8, November 22, December 6

15 Service Credits

We partner with Young Life Capernaum, which is a ministry of Young Life, and a relationally based service for differently-abled children and youth in Azusa and Glendora. Students help set up and facilitate various activities and build lasting relationships with youth and families.

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young life capernaum - pasadena

Fridays, 6:00pm-8:00pm | Dates: September 20, October 4, October 25, November 1, November 15, December 6

15 Service Credits

We partner with Young Life Capernaum, which is a ministry of Young Life, and a relationally based service for differently-abled children and youth in Pasadena. Students help set up and facilitate various activities and build lasting relationships with youth and families.

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young lives

Wednesdays 6:30pm-8:30pm | Dates: September 25th, November 20th, December 11th

Must go to (3 of 4 dates) for 10 Service Credits

Young Lives is a branch of Young Life that ministers to teen moms. Volunteers will provide childcare for mothers of the program at a church in Pasadena during a Young Lives meeting. This ministry works to support these young mothers by giving a respite during these support meetings. 

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local service

Service credits listed are for those who attend ministry. Those who are inconsistent in attendance will receive less credits, potentially none. Our heart is for relationship building and growth over time which cannot be achieved without investment. 

For more information, regarding Ongoing Opportunities, please contact localengagement@apu.edu