Ways to Serve
Azusa Pacific University offers local, national, and international programs committed to educating and mobilizing students toward responsible and transformational service.
Local engagement exists to serve with strategic community partners from Azusa to Los Angeles. Our students truly love their neighbors and share the redemptive hope of Christ through opportunities in areas such as anti-human-trafficking, youth tutoring and mentorship, and elderly ministry. We accomplish this by connecting students with ongoing and one-time serve opportunities during fall and spring semesters. Learn more about local engagement opportunities.
Each year, the Center for Student Action sends out more than 500 students, faculty, staff, and alumni—domestically and internationally—to partner with long-term and national workers to meet the whole-person needs of communities. Programs include, but are not limited to, youth and camp ministry, community development, conversational English teaching, prayer ministry, mobile medical care clinics, anti-human-trafficking, and more. These transformational experiences offer rich perspectives on how to express your faith by praying, going, sending, and welcoming others in the name of Jesus Christ. Learn more about global engagement opportunities.
In 1998, honorable Mayor Joe Rocha approached Azusa Pacific University administrators and suggested the university establish a scholarship program aimed at attracting the best graduating seniors from Azusa Unified School District. The partnership between APU and Rocha resulted in the university launching the Celebrate Azusa/Nancy Moore Scholarship, also known as Azusa Scholars. The Azusa Scholars Program is designed to develop the recipients’ leadership skills and to promote community service involvement, particularly in the city of Azusa. The Program encompasses a variety of events designed to facilitate the students’ personal, professional, academic, and spiritual growth through the use of faculty and community speakers, team-building activities, off-campus service projects, and individually assigned mentoring relationships. Learn more about the Azusa Scholars program.
G.A.P. Years (Go And Prepare) is a sending program providing a cohort of students each year ready and willing to serve overseas with Christ-based community development and/or mission organizations that work with unreached/least-reached people groups for two years after graduation. Learn more about the G.A.P. Years program.