I've volunteered with APC and, have seen first hand how they positively impact their community. APC provides permanent housing and, provides supportive services to its formerly homeless residents using the decommissioned naval air station at Alameda Point. The APC community is so kind and strong. The APC agency has done an inspirational and beautiful job of providing a space for the community to flourish in happy and healthy ways. I loved volunteering at APC and genuinely felt like my time was going to a good cause. My volunteer experience was coordinated through the Fund Development department who were professional and did an effective job in hosting me. They put in a lot of hard work which really showed; I learned a lot about the agency as a whole as well as, the site where I volunteered.
I volunteered with APC during the Summer of 2016 on the Urban Farm, Farm2Market. I loved working alongside residents of APC who were working as on-the-job trainees! I never liked farming before, but after volunteering at APC I fell in love with growing my own food from seed to table. There are so many great volunteer opportunities at APC, for individuals and large groups. I highly recommend, as you get to be a part of breaking the cycle of homelessness and poverty!
My family and I have lived in Alameda since 1989, and we feel blessed to live here. Shortly after the Naval Air Station closed at Alameda Point we thought that there was ample space, housing, and resources to be able to assist with the homeless in our area. People become homeless for many reasons, and 1 out of 4 are children, innocent in crisis. We are so glad that this NPO began and is doing some much good to take care of this critical area of need in our society!
Crime infested cesspool of moral and economic decay.
I volunteered last summer helping tutor children in reading and assisting with the children's cooking classes. It was challenging in some ways for me to understand and fit into the realities of that community, but tremendously rewarding. Now that I have a better sense of the people and physical situation at APC, I look forward to continuing to introduce children to new skills and ideas, and will probably expand the activities I'll be involved in with residents and staff.
I worked with this organization for a short time, and the people who are being served here are well deserving of this housing support.