Promoting Community

Adopt a Block

Now 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. APU students build relationships with people in various communities of Los Angeles and serve them through relief assistance and prayer.

Atria and San Dimas Retirement Centers

APU believes cross-generational relationships and engagement with the elderly in the community are important to God and incredibly impactful. Over the years, the fruit bore through relationships between students and residents of these retirement centers long for more to be developed. APU students build relationships with residents and enjoy activities together such as meals, crafts, games, and entertainment.

Azusa Tree Planting

The first Saturday of each month is spent planting trees alongside Joe Rocha, Azusa City Mayor, and many Azusa residents. Now known as a Tree City USA, Azusans have planted numerous trees over the years.

City Links: Neighbors Working Together

This annual community-centered day of service is a collaborative effort between Azusa Pacific University and the city of Azusa. APU student groups, faculty, and staff, along with community members, serve at local faith communities, parks, schools, and other organizations throughout Azusa. For more information, contact the Office of Ministry and Service at (626) 812-3028.

Community Meals

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. APU students help prepare, serve, and clean up for each meal.

Day of Champions

Serving local children from Azusa and the surrounding communities, Day of Champions offers soccer clinics and coaching for young players. This interactive day of training includes lunch, lessons, and an exhibition game for young fans to watch. Each participant in the day is invited to attend Night of Champions in the evening.

Football Day of Service

Each spring, 70 to 80 members of the APU football team partner with a local organization to serve for a Saturday through projects such as painting and landscaping.

Golden Days in Azusa

Azusa Golden Days is a week-long event of activities for all ages in the city of Azusa, connecting APU student volunteers with the participating local community. Ministry and Service also serves as the APU representative on the planning committee.

Night of Champions

This incredible, one-night, spring event shares the fun and excitement of Christian sports and entertainment, while presenting them with the life-saving message of Jesus. This event draws more than 5,000 people from Southern California to APU’s campus.

Service Fair

Each semester, local agencies and churches are invited to campus to connect with students and recruit them to be involved in their service opportunities. Serving as a resource, the service fair provides great connections to the local community.