Showing posts from August, 2016

Sign Up NOW for the MAP Adult Leadership Academy

Are you ready to  Build your LEADERSHIP skills? FACILITATE collaboration to better your neighborhood? JOIN an ever-growing network of community leaders?

Join us for the 2016 Monrovia Area Partnership Adult Leadership Academy
Join us Thursdays at 7:00 to 9:00 pm this fall!
Monrovia Community Center
September 8—October 20 2016
Ages 18+Topics: MAP, Monrovia & You Connecting in the Community Local Government Public Health & Safety Tools and Resources Public Speaking & Facilitation Training Putting Theory into Practice 

 The MAP Leadership Academy provides a foundation of knowledge to jump-start and sustain residents’ service in the community. After the Academy, graduates become part of an ever-growing network of community leaders.

Application & more information found HERE!

Donate Your Gently Used Shoes to the Volunteer Center!


SET for LIFE 12th Annual Healthy Families for LIFE Conference & Expo

SET for LIFE will hold its 12th Annual Healthy Families for LIFE Fair and Expo on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Second Baptist Church, at 925 S Shamrock Ave., in Monrovia. The event provides medical screenings, interactive educational workshops, physical fitness activities, mammograms, cancer prevention resources and support to reduce the incidence and mortality rate of cancer within African-American, Latino, and Asian families. The event will also feature free food, giveaways, and special activities for youth and teens. Booths available. Sign-ups for the workshops can be done online at For more information contact Patricia Duff Tucker at or

Do You Own Property Here in Monrovia?

Attention Property Owners The Baldwin Park Housing Authority (BPHA) is inviting ALL property owners to list their vacant rental unit(s) in the BPHA’s rental listing for Section 8 families in need of affordable housing. We accept all types of rental units of all bedroom sizes in the following five (5) cities: Baldwin Park, West Covina, El Monte, South El Monte, and Monrovia. Benefits of Providing Rental Units to Section 8 Participants: Guaranteed Rent: You will receive a guaranteed monthly payment on the first of every month and Section 8 tenants are required to pay their portion on time as well. Section 8 tenant’s rent portion is based on the household’s income; therefore, you will receive your monthly rent even if your tenant experiences a financial hardship. Higher Rents: As of July 1, 2016 BPHA has increased the Payment Standards to the 100% fair market rent. Longer-Term Renters: Section 8 tenants are likely to stay for a longer time than private pay te…

Youth Leadership Academy - Sign Ups Available NOW!!

“To Help Youth Learn, Develop and Grow”
The Monrovia Area Partnership (MAP) hosts workshops & events to train and guide community members who are ready to be community leaders. The MAP Youth Leadership Program is designed specifically to help youth learn, develop and grow so they, in turn, can take active roles in the health of their community. 
Join us every 1st & 3rd Wednesday 3:00 to 5:00 pm this school year! September 2016 —April 2017 Grades 6th– 12th Topics: ·Integrity & Conflict Resolution ·A Look into Local Government ·Volunteering in Your Community ·Meeting Local Youth Organizations ·Public Speaking ·Resume Building & Interview Skills

Take a look at how much our graduates loved the program!

Applications and more information available HERE!

“The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more”

Someone once said that “The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more”.
On August 10, our friends at Orchard Supply Hardware Monrovia were gracious enough to give our wonderful program an opportunity to do just that with this generous donation! OSH, who believes whole-heartedly in neighbors helping neighbors became our newest sponsor! They believe in the hard work that we are all doing together and wanted to be a part of it. we are so excited to put this money to good use here in the community, specifically with our Care for Your Neighbor program, which helps ALL OF US! We are so excited to be able to help out more of our neighbors with the help of OSH and you, MAP Leaders!

The Baha'is of Monrovia are hosting a gathering, The Beautiful Struggle,  for people interested in developing knowledge and the courage to address race in our community. This one day workshop will be presented by Princeton University professor, Dr. Ruha Benjamin, and will provide a thought-provoking, interactive, and motivational program designed to lead to meaningful community-based action.  Don't miss this opportunity for our community to collectively gain knowledge and develop tools to be a powerfully diverse team of agents of change.

Contact Joannie at for more information!


Saturday August 13, 2016 11:00am– 1:00pm
City of Monrovia   Library Community Room 321 S. Myrtle Monrovia, CA 91016

Please join us as we meet with Monrovia PD to discuss new innovative ways they are trying to build and keep trust within our community. In addition to that, the Police Department is starting a new initiative,  Project ACT (Achieving Community Trust), where they hope to open up a dialogue with community members and educating our youth to safely interact with law enforcement.

Join us, in what will be an important and informative conversation.

Please RSVP by calling Ariel at 626-932-5563 or emailing her at
Have you ever wanted to do a fun family hike and overnight camping trip in Canyon Park?  If so… we have just the program for you!  The Public Services Department has developed updates to the very popular Canyon Park Family Hike & Campout event! 
We will have two event dates, including June 11-12, 2016, and August 13-14, 2016, and we hope that you’ll sign-up today for the terrific program!  Event participants will be able to go on guided day and night hikes, eat BBQ’d hotdogs and hamburgers, and roast marshmallows… all while spending an evening in a tent underneath the stars in Canyon Park!  In addition, we have a variety of activities planned for families that sign-up, including Saturday evening story time events hosted by our Library staff, and also a Sunday morning pancake breakfast hosted by our Fire Department! 

If you are interested in participating, please see the flyer attached to this email, or contact Eugene Suk, Hillside Wilderness Preserve Supervisor, at (626) 256-8281, o…