We invite you to Community Connections, a free Expo for our neighbors offering information about services and volunteer opportunities in Westchester and nearby areas of Los Angeles. It will take place on Sunday, January 29, 2017, from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Covenant Presbyterian Church. The church is located across the street from the Westchester YMCA on the northwest corner of Sepulveda Blvd. and 80th St.
The expo is intended to be a day to discover a range of community organizations in one place. Participants will range from The Neighborhood Council of Westchester to The Los Angeles Arts Collective.
We hope you will help yourself to resources, volunteer opportunities and the chance to connect with fellow Westchester residents.
Over 55 local organizations will have table displays with information about what they do, who they represent, and the services they provide. There will be many opportunities to find out about local sports, education, entertainment, service, and volunteer groups.
We hope you will stop by, say hello, and meet your neighbors!
Participants to date include:
SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS & CLUBS: Elks Club, Rotary Club of Westchester, Playa Venice Sunrise Rotary Club, Playa del Rey Women’s Club, Westchester “Y” Service Club
COMMUNITY SERVICES: Westchester Streetscape, Westchester Farmers Market, Neighborhood Council, Neighborhood Watch, Kentwood Home Guardians, LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce
COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE: Habitat For Humanity, Imagine LA, Badge of Heart, Food Pantry LAX
AIRPORT: LAX Airport Volunteers
EDUCATION, MUSEUMS, LANDMARKS: Flight Path Learning Center & Museum, Centinela Adobe, Historical Society of Centinela Valley, Friends of Ballona Wetlands, Academy of Mindfulness
ENTERTAINMENT & THE ARTS: Los Angeles Arts Collective, Born To Talk Radio Show, Emerson Avenue Community Garden, Speakers by The Sea Toastmasters Club
SUPPORT FOR KIDS: Kidsave, Dept. of Children and Family Services, Pacific Boosters Org, AFS Foreign Exchange for Ages 15 – 18, Covenant Pre School, South Bay Children’s Health Clinic
ACTIVITIES & SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS FOR KIDS: LAPD Junior Cadets & Cadets, Boy Scout Troup 927, Cub Scout Pack 824
SUPPORT AND ACTIVITIES FOR SENIORS: Westchester Playa Village, Senior Citizen Center, Silver Seminar Series, Affordable Living For Aged, OPICA Adult Day Care & Counseling
HEALTH & FITNESS: Westchester YMCA, Westchester Recreation Center, Tai Chi Classes, OULA Fitness
MENTAL HEALTH: Airport Marina Counseling Service, Westchester Mental Health Guild, Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services
IN-HOME CARE: Homewatch Caregivers, Meals-On-Wheels
DISABILITY SUPPORT: Empower Tech
And more are joining daily!
Our ongoing ministries:
The Food Pantry-LAX is an emergency food resource for low income clients in Inglewood, Westchester, El Segundo, Hawthorne and portions of Los Angeles. Our mission at Covenant Presbyterian Church is to provide food to our clients for 2 days or six meals. Clients may come to the Pantry once per week. We support the Pantry with fundraisers, volunteers and food drives.
The Food Pantry-LAX is a Ministry of the Westchester/Ladera Clergy Association and has been in operation since 1985. Located at 355 E Beach Avenue, Inglewood CA 90302, the Food Pantry is open Tuesday and Friday from 11:00am to 12:30pm.
Habitat for Humanity
Globe Ave. Culver City Build – Habitat for Humanity Los Angeles has broken ground in Culver City for units that will house 10 households, most of which will be single family houses. Permits and plans need to be finalized before building begins. Covenant contributed funds for this project and once building commences we’ll gather volunteers! Stay tuned!
Boy Scouts of America
Covenant proudly sponsors Boy Scout Troop 927 and Cub Scout pack 824.
At Covenant we believe in sharing our resources, and since we are blessed with a wonderful facility we offer our rooms as meeting space for many community groups. A few examples of such groups are The Girl Scouts of America, AA, NA, Alanon, Westchester/Playa Village, The Airport Marina Counseling Center, and The Westchester YMCA.