In support of our broader community, every year we host an array of service, education, civics and distribution events.
For sponsorship opportunities, contact Gilbert Radillo at [email protected] or (323) 238-2416.
Community Service Opportunities
Town Halls, Candidate Debates, Voter Registration, Polling
Health and Garden Expo
Our neighborhood is a food desert that suffers from a lack of grocery stores, farmers markets and healthy restaurants. APCH provides not only groceries to families in need, but also gardens and lessons in gardening, nutrition and cooking.
For HAGE, we close down a portion of 29th Street next to APCH and fill the street with entertaining and engaging opportunities for families and the whole community to have fun while trying out healthy recipes, learning how to grow their own food, and receiving free health check-ups, including vision, dental, blood pressure and diabetes exams.
Cinderella & Prince Charming Project
Young people in our neighborhood can’t take anything for granted. That includes being able to afford the costs associated with Homecoming, Prom, and Graduation. AT APCH, we ensure those rites of passage are special and memorable for more than 1,200 Los Angeles teenagers every year.
Each spring, the Cinderella & Prince Charming Project provides teens with formal attire necessary to look and feel their best for special occasions. Teens also participated in fun and informative financial, fashion and self-esteem workshops presented by special guests, and even had opportunities to sign up to volunteer at APCH.
A Place Called Home begins accepting formal-wear every January. New or gently used* items include gowns, dresses, suits, tuxedos, men’s shirts, women’s suits, ties, belts, men’s and women’s shoes, purses, jewelry, cosmetics and other accessories.
*Don’t forget to dry clean and press used clothing before you donate – let’s treat the kids like royalty!
Family Movie Nights
In a neighborhood where there are no movie theaters and the cost to take a family to a movie in another neighborhood is prohibitive, we provide several outdoor evening screenings throughout the summer, with seats and blanket space on our athletic field. The teens sell pizza and popcorn to raise funds for special projects, and mom and dad finally get an evening to relax and enjoy themselves under the stars. The films are always family friendly and include Spanish subtitles so all our guests can enjoy them fully. Often, the feature film is preceded by shorts made by students in our very own Digital Media program!
Backpack to School Event
For many families in our community, sending the kids back to school is stressful because they can’t afford to purchase all the necessary supplies and tools to be ready for that first day. What really helps a youngster feel ready is knowing that they will be equipped and stylin’!
APCH welcomes students of all ages and we provide more than 1,000 new backpacks full of school supplies and books, as well as sundries like sunglasses, personal hygiene kits, meal coupons, and more. We even provide eye exams and prescription glasses.
Virtual Comic Art & Literacy Expo (CALE)
R-U-Ready to meet R2D2? Your chance to hang with the droids you’re looking for is here! Our Art Dept. produces this fun annual event at The Bridge. Join us for a day of free comics, books, entertainment, literacy workshops and opportunities to meet writers, artists and animators! Special guests! Cosplay! Good eats!
Gala for the Children
Each year, our Gala for the Children brings together APCH’s long-standing supporters as well as new friends to celebrate our extraordinary youth and raise funds to support the organization’s critical work.
Stay tuned for our 2022 event!
Family to Family
Home for the Holidays
Join us in spreading holiday cheer in South Central as we distribute toys, books, treats and more to our community. Become a sponsor today to help make this year a little brighter.
Questions? Please email [email protected]