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 Azusa Mayor Robert Gonzales and many Azusa residents. Azusa is a Tree City USA, and 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 Spiritual Life at (626) 815-3855.
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.
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.
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.