On January 27, Fuller’s Office for Urban Initiatives, current Fuller students, and local agencies partnered together to assist Pasadena’s homeless population in the yearly City of Pasadena Count and Subpopulation Survey. The annual initiative sends teams throughout the city to survey homeless men and women, and the information collected gives local social services valuable data to guide important policy decisions for this population.
Sofia Herrera, associate director of the Office for Urban Initiatives, hopes that the city sees that “Fuller cares and has significant leadership in the city when it comes to policy to end homelessness in our midst.”
The Office for Urban Initiatives sponsors numerous projects, events, and policies that seek to unite people from diverse institutions and local agencies to make a tangible difference in the lives of marginalized people. More than just participating in the survey, the office works diligently throughout the year to integrate Christian spirituality, social action, and tangible acts of service in the community. Led by Dr. Joe Colletti and Dr. Herrera, the office’s initiatives are invaluable to Fuller and the City of Pasadena.
Read more about the recent homeless count on Pasadena Now.
Read more about urban engagement in the newest issue of FULLER magazine—coming soon.
Learn more about the Office for Urban Initiatives and find opportunities to get involved.