City Links

City Links is a one-day service experience within the local community for all first-year students at Azusa Pacific University. This experience builds community within each Alpha Group and introduces students to the local community that will become home during their APU experience.

Vision Statement

City Links aims to build relationships among first-year students and those who live, learn, work, and grow up in the city of Azusa and surrounding communities. This celebration of ongoing service joins Azusa Pacific University, the city of Azusa, and surrounding communities in service alongside one another. Working with faith communities, schools, parks, and nonprofit organizations, students and community members take action to promote a common care for our neighborhoods.

Event Description

Working with churches and local organizations, students will serve over the course of three Saturdays that introduce them to the city of Azusa and surrounding communities. The Office of Orientation and Transitions facilitates the student participation through Beginnings, the first-year seminar class for incoming students. This renewed annual tradition highlights the consistent collaboration among the APU student body and the broader local community.


Each Alpha Group will be assigned to a particular day of service for City Links. Specific assignments will be communicated through your Alpha leader in collaboration with the Office of Orientation and Transitions. Should you have any questions, please contact one of the coordinators listed below.

City Links 2016-17 Dates

  • Saturday, October 1, 2016
  • Saturday, October 8, 2016
  • Saturday, February 4, 2017

City Links 2014 Schedule (subject to change)

7:30 a.m.Students meet at UTCC
8 a.m.Depart to community centers
8:30 a.m.Site orientation by community partner
9 a.m.Service activities
12 p.m.Return to APU

Preparing for the Day of Service

  • Expect great things! Be ready to learn and serve!
  • Wear a T-shirt, long pants, closed-toe shoes, and sunscreen.
  • Bring a large water bottle.
  • Eat a healthy breakfast before you come.

Contact Information

Center for Student Action
Karen Rouggly, Director for Mobilization

City of Azusa
Mayor Joe Rocha