Learn how to get involved in your community!
Saturday, September 15
10:00am to 2:00pm
in the Community Room & Reading Court
Stop by the Altadena Library's Community Room and Reading Court to meet community volunteers from several local groups and to learn how YOU can get involved in making an impact in Altadena. The following groups will have representatives present:
- Altadena Coalition of Neighborhood Associations (ACONA): The Altadena Coalition of Neighborhood Associations was established in 2010 to provide a means for Altadena neighborhood associations and Neighborhood Watch groups to network and share ideas and best practices. ACONA meetings are held bimonthly at the Altadena Community Center. All are welcome to attend.
- Altadena Heritage: Altadena Heritage is a nonprofit volunteer-based advocacy organization dedicated to protecting, preserving, and raising awareness of our foothill community's rich architectural, environmental, and cultural heritage.
- Altadena Historical Society: The Altadena Historical Society gathers, preserves, and shares print and digital information about the people, places, and events that have shaped the Altadena community.
- Altadena Map Your Neighborhood: Map Your Neighborhood is a community disaster preparedness group with the purpose to educate and empower small groups of neighbors to prepare them to be self-sufficient in the event of a disaster.
- Altadena Town Council: The mission of Altadena Town Council is to convey the needs and wishes of Altadena residents to county, state, and federal agencies and to provide a forum for town meetings to discuss issues which concern the Altadena Community.
- Chamber of Commerce: The Altadena Chamber of Commerce and Civic Association was formed to promote the commercial, industrial, civic and general interests of the Altadena community and its trade area.
- ChapCare: Our mission is to provide excellent, comprehensive and innovative health care that is accessible to all the residents of the San Gabriel Valley.
- Citizen's Climate Lobby: We are a nonprofit, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national legislation to put a price on carbon emissions. We empower citizens to be active in their local communities by lobbying representatives, having letters and op/eds published in local papers, educating the public about effective action on climate change, and so on. The Foothills chapter of this international group covers a number of communities including Glendale, Pasadena, Altadena, and Monterey Park.
- Day One: Day One builds vibrant, healthy cities by advancing public health, empowering youth and igniting change.
- Five Acres: Five Acres is an Altadena-based child and family services agency ensuring every child has a safe, healthy and permanent family solution through advocacy, prevention and evidence-based services. Established as an orphanage in 1888, today Five Acres offers programs spanning a full continuum of care including community-based mental heath/behavioral health care for kids and families, therapeutic residential care for foster youth, foster care and adoption, volunteer opportunities for those looking to give back to foster youth and much more.
- Immigration Resource Center of San Gabriel Valley: Immigration Resource Center of San Gabriel Valley (IRCSGV) exists to support the immigrant population in San Gabriel Valley by providing quality low-cost immigration legal services and referral services that consider the needs of the whole person. These services offer an affordable way for local foreign-born non-US citizens to comply with immigration law and contribute to the ability of individuals to provide for themselves and their families.
- Neighbors Building a Better Altadena (NBBA): NBBA promotes community-wide engagement to make Altadena economically strong and socially cohesive, while preserving our cultural and economic diversity.
- Pasadena Education Network (PEN): PEN is an independent parent network promoting parent engagement in public education for the benefit of all students in Pasadena, Altadena, and Sierra Madre. Consistently rated one of the best source of accurate, current information about Pasadena Unified School District and local schools.
- Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA: The mission of Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA is compassion and care for all animals. Services include: Animal care, animal rescue and control, boarding and playtime, children's programs, disaster response, education workshops, foster program, Helping Paws, lost & found, mobile outreach, pet placement, shelter shop, spay/neuter, training, volunteer opportunities, wildlife rescue, and wellness services.
- Pasadena Village: Pasadena Village is a nonprofit membership organization for older adults to build community, help each other, have fun and learn. We want to remain engaged and productive and make new friends.
- Rotary Club of Altadena: Free community concerts, mini-grants for teachers, scholarships for students.
- Pasadena YWCA: The YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.
While you're here, protect yourself from identity theft by dropping off any old bills, statements, and sensitive documents to be shredded at our Shred Event in the Main Library Parking Lot. Please remove all rubber bands and plastic bags from your paperwork.