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Lake Avenue Community Foundation, Pasadena, California

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Address: 712 E. Villa Street
Pasadena, California  91101  
United States
Fax: (626) 817-4607
Is 501(c)(3) nonprofit certified by the IRS?: Yes
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 500
Number of People Being Served: 500
EIN: 95-4847950
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Mission Statement


As a faith-based non-profit organization, Lake Avenue Community Foundation is unleashing the God-given potential of at-risk youth, providing the tools necessary to thrive academically, emotionally, economically, and spiritually. Our four key goals with neighborhood youth are: academic success - to help students excel academically and attend college; emotional health - to help students exhibit sound judgment, good problem-solving skills and meet daily challenges that aid in their success and emotional well being; economic stability - to help students become economically responsible and stable adults; and spiritual growth - to help students develop a thriving relationship with God. In addition to our work with kids, LACF facilitates an outreach to the homeless in Pasadena. The Homeless Outreach Program focuses on breaking the cycle of poverty and hopelessness while encouraging and equipping men and women in developing intimate relationships with God, the church and their families.

Description


LACF provides three large programs for the community: STARS after-school tutoring, Mentoring, and Homeless Outreach. STARS is an after-school program providing academic support through homework-based tutoring, literacy, technology training, and enrichment activities. STARS currently serves approximately 90 students and utilizes approximately 90 volunteers. STARS also works with families by empowering parents to discover best practices for supporting their children. This includes parenting class, counseling, support groups, nutrition education and other learning opportunities like ESL and technology classes. We currently have a HUGE need for more tutors. If you are interested in tutoring with us, please contact us! The Mentoring Program provides neighborhood students in Pasadena an opportunity to rise above the challenges of their environment to become college-educated community leaders. The Mentoring Program currently mentors 60 at-risk youth and utilizes more than 50 volunteer mentors. LACF uses mentoring relationships with positive Christian role models to focus on students at a convictional level. This produces marked changes in a student's identity, affects their value system and results in positive changes in their behavior and lifestyle. Together, the STARS and Mentoring Programs are in relationships with approximately 150 low-income students in Pasadena, cultivating greater community and hope in the lives of these students and their families. And finally, LACF facilitates a Homeless Outreach Program. There are nearly 1,120 adults and children who either live on the streets or in homeless facilities on a given day, like today, in the City of Pasadena. We currently serve an average of 350 meals each week to the homeless and needy in our community and provide both temporary emergency shelter and transitional housing assistance primarily for families with children and single women who are living in their cars or on the streets.

LACF provides three large programs for the community: STARS after-school tutoring, Mentoring, and Homeless Outreach. STARS is an after-school program providing academic support through homework-based tutoring, literacy, technology training, and enrichment activities. STARS currently serves approximately 90 students and utilizes approximately 90 volunteers. STARS also works with families by empowering parents to discover best practices for supporting their children. This includes parenting class, counseling, support groups, nutrition education and other learning opportunities like ESL and technology classes. We currently have a HUGE need for more tutors. If you are interested in tutoring with us, please contact us! The Mentoring Program provides neighborhood students in Pasadena an opportunity to rise above the challenges of their environment to become college-educated community leaders. The Mentoring Program currently mentors 60 at-risk youth and utilizes more than 50 volunteer mentors. LACF uses mentoring relationships with positive Christian role models to focus on students at a convictional level. This produces marked changes in a student's identity, affects their value system and results in positive changes in their behavior and lifestyle. Together, the STARS and Mentoring Programs are in relationships with approximately 150 low-income students in Pasadena, cultivating greater community and hope in the lives of these students and their families. And finally, LACF facilitates a Homeless Outreach Program. There are nearly 1,120 adults and children who either live on the streets or in homeless facilities on a given day, like today, in the City of Pasadena. We currently serve an average of 350 meals each week to the homeless and needy in our community and provide both temporary emergency shelter and transitional housing assistance primarily for families with children and single women who are living in their cars or on the streets.

Mission Statement: As a faith-based non-profit organization, Lake Avenue Community Foundation is unleashing the God-given potential of at-risk youth, providing the tools necessary to thrive academically, emotionally, economically, and spiritually. Our four key goals with neighborhood youth are: academic success - to help students excel academically and attend college; emotional health - to help students exhibit sound judgment, good problem-solving skills and meet daily challenges that aid in their success and emotional well being; economic stability - to help students become economically responsible and stable adults; and spiritual growth - to help students develop a thriving relationship with God. In addition to our work with kids, LACF facilitates an outreach to the homeless in Pasadena. The Homeless Outreach Program focuses on breaking the cycle of poverty and hopelessness while encouraging and equipping men and women in developing intimate relationships with God, the church and their families.

Organizational Statement of Faith


ƒ‚ ‚• The Bible: We believe the Bible, consisting of the Old and New Testaments, to be the only inspired, inerrant, infallible, authoritative Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16, 17) ƒ‚ ‚• The Trinity: - We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (John 14:26; 15:26) ƒ‚ ‚• The Lord Jesus Christ: - We believe in the deity of Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. (Acts 4:12) ƒ‚ ‚• Redemption: - We believe that for salvation of lost and sinful people regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. (1 Peter 1:18-19) ƒ‚ ‚• The Holy Spirit: - We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by Whose indwelling power and fullness the Christian is enabled to live a godly life in the present evil world. (Acts 2:38) ƒ‚ ‚• The Resurrection: - We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. (John 5:28-29) ƒ‚ ‚• Spiritual Unity: - We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in Christ. (Ephesians 4:3)


Denominational Affiliations


Mainline Protestant


Local Affiliation



Organizational Affiliations


Christian Community Development Association (CCDA)


Program Type:


Youth Program

Do you Require Formal Orientation Training?


Yes