Streaming November 18th, 2021
Gala starts at 7:00pm
Our Gala will be streamed on this page.
Each year, our Gala for the Children brings together APCH’s longtime supporters and new friends to celebrate our youth and raise funds to support our critical work.
We invite you to join us for this dynamic event in celebration of the resiliency of our APCH family.
Throughout the evening we’ll enjoy exciting performances by APCH members and special guests, honor incredible APCH supporters making meaningful differences, and most importantly, share in community as we envision the future and ask ourselves:
where do we go from here, together?
Meet our Gala Hosts
& Corbin Bleu
About Monique Coleman
Monique Coleman is a renowned actress, producer, and Daytime Emmy Nominated host. She is best known for playing ‘Taylor Mckessie’ in Disney’s “High School Musical” franchise and following that success, placed 4th on Season 3 of “Dancing with the Stars”.
Currently, Monique is starring in several independent films including the short “Graceland”, which premiered at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival and “The Little Death” which will be showcased at the American Black Film Festival this November. She also had a guest appearance on this season of Netflix’s “Family Reunion” series.
Ms. Coleman has worked tirelessly to balance her work in entertainment along with her passion for advocacy. As the first ever United Nations Youth Champion and a longtime advocate for the UN Foundation’s Girl Up Campaign, Monique has traveled to over 40 countries speaking to world leaders and advocating on behalf of youth and women. Over the past decade she’s had the honor of sharing the stage with Michelle Obama, Megan Markle and many others.
In 2019, Mo garnered a Daytime Emmy nomination in the category “Outstanding Host for Lifestyle, Children’s or Special Class Programs” for her work on the original non-scripted series “Gimme Mo”, which she also executive produced. She is currently developing “Mo’tivated Kids” and looking for a home for her children’s book “Affirmation Alphabet”
She can next be seen as the star of the highly anticipated Lifetime holiday film: “A Christmas Dance Reunion” alongside her High School Musical co-star Corbin Bleu – airing December 3
About Corbin Bleu
CORBIN BLEU comes from an extensive background in film, television and theatre. Bleu is probably best known for playing Chad Danforth in Disney’s Emmy Award-winning High School Musical franchise. Corbin was recently seen on Broadway as Lucentio/Bill Calhoun in the Tony award nominated, 2019 revival of Kiss Me Kate for the Roundabout Theater Co at the legendary Studio 54. Corbin also starred as Ted Hanover in the Tony-nominated production of Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn, winning Bleu the Chita Rivera Award for Outstanding Male Dancer in a Broadway Show. Additional Broadway credits include: Godspell (Jesus) and In the Heights (Usnavi). Other stage highlights include Hairspray (Seaweed) and Mamma Mia! (Sky), both at The Hollywood Bowl. In 2018, Corbin starred as Don Lockwood, the role made famous by Gene Kelly in The Muny’s centennial season production of Singin’ in the Rain as well as starred in Anything Goes at the legendary Arena Stage in Washington, DC. Also in 2018, Corbin was honored as Entertainer of the Year award from the Tremaine National Gala honoring his work in the dance industry.
Bleu’s film credits include: To Write Love on Her Arms (starring opposite Kat Dennings), Nurse 3-D and The Monkey’s Paw, to name a few. Corbin’s television credits include: Supergirl, Franklin & Bash, Blue Bloods, Psych, Castle, The Fosters, Chicago Med, and most recently Dynasty. In 2013, Corbin partnered with Karina Smirnoff on the multi-Emmy Award-winning ABC hit Dancing with the Stars, placing a close second.
A Brooklyn native, Corbin currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Sasha.