Pasadena-Altadena Community Youth Association

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Employment
  • Homeless & Housing
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Veterans & Military Families


488 N.Raymond Ave512 S.Main StPasadena, CA 91103 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

to provide Homeless and low-income Kids with Free Books,Shoes,Baby Diapers,Bikes,Toys,Sports Camp,Fun Field Trips,Clothes give Volunteer Work Experience with our Internship Program


Fun Zone Reading Club for Homeless Kids is a Reading Merit program that Club Member Read a Book and write a short Book report turn it in to Earn points to be turn in for Fun rewards like Books,Toys,Bikes and Fun Field Trips


Would you recommend Pasadena-Altadena Community Youth Association?
11 reviews Write a review
by C L. (September 29, 2020)
Coach Ron was not organized. I signed up for an ice cream social. Bought the ice cream and drove down there and the ice cream social was cancelled. He claimed to have told me but I never got an email or text. Then he claimed to have never gotten a confirmation from me for the ice cream then sent me a text with my confirmation. Incredibly unorganized and inconsiderate of my time--I do not recommend this charity at all.
by Jan L. from CA (November 18, 2017)
I responded to one the ads placed by this organization to help with a library event. I purchased books and items for the children. I drove to compton to the meet up place which was a library. I carried the stuff into the library. I waited and waited. I called Ron over and over. He didnt pick up the phone. Total waste of money and time. I dont like ti slam charities but I want to warn people.
by IVAN L. (February 27, 2017)
Very good experience. Met some great people glad I was able to help out.
by Alex G. (February 17, 2017)
Cooked for homeless veterans- this opportunity was very simple and unassuming. I came with three trays of a cheese Spanish rice, and within the hour of me there, it was gone. The people were very thankful and I look forward to going back again.
by Christy A. from Tarzana, CA (January 12, 2017)
It is an amazing experience to be of service to those who served and fought for our freedom. It is a great honor to give back.
by Andrew N. (January 16, 2016)
The description of the work I volunteered for was supposed to be feeding homeless vets, as well as a sock drive, and a $10 donation for haircuts... So a friend and I show up with clothes and food. There were no Vets in sight, just homeless people. "Coach Ron" asked for the $10 donation and got all mad and upset when I told him I didn't have it... I told him I brought food and clothes, why was he getting mad about the money. So we ended up leaving, left the clothes and food of course but it was such a disappointment. Really seemed like he wanted to pocket the money... NOT RECOMMENDED!! You are better off just giving away clothes and food on your own, don't give this man any money!!!
by Julian R. (September 30, 2015)
Don't know what to expect in this volunteer opportunity. I want to know how this organization helps and definitely want to learn more on how I can give back to the city I live in.
by Andrew P. (August 7, 2015)
What a fantastic way to help the community! Thank you!
by Casey C. from Fullerton, CA (June 10, 2015)
Wow, what an experience! Just recently found out that Skidrow is supposedly the most "dangerous" place in Los Angeles -- hard to believe! The people at Gladys Park is lovely and appreciative! If you hang out long enough, you get to meet some amazing people! Also Coach Ron is extremely passionate and enthusiastic about the work he does for the community! An amazing person no doubt. I recommend people to join in and help out! It is a phenomenal experience.
by vanessa a. (March 23, 2014)
This is a great way to help our community it would be wonderful if more people got involved
by Coach R. from CA (Administrator for this Organization) (January 2, 2014)
We all have so much fun feeding the homeless vets and i look forward to help with feeding in 2014

Report this organization