Gift Cards – So many uses, so many helps

April 10, 2017News

This month, we’re focusing on Gift Cards and that might sound funny because you might associate gift cards with birthdays and loved ones at Christmas or perhaps an office party. But for our clients, gift cards provide much-needed help. Here are a few ways: First of all, it provides brand new items at the discretion of … Read More

April – National Fair Housing Month

April 7, 2017Events, News

In honor of the anniversary of the passing of the Fair Housing Act and in remembrance of the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968, April is set aside as National Fair Housing Month. 2017 marks the 49th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, which protects against housing discrimination due to “race, … Read More

Ascencia Day @ Shake Shack – April 4th

March 31, 2017Blog Posting, News

Mark your calendars! Next week, April 4th from 11 AM -11 PM is Ascencia Day at Shake Shack on Brand Blvd in Glendale. Bring this flyer with you or show them the flyer on your phone and 15% of your entire purchase is donated to Ascencia. It’s super easy, grab some friends and family and grab some great food. … Read More

Glendale Subaru – Share The Love Event

March 31, 2017Blog Posting, News

THANK YOU, SUBARU! This week Subaru of Glendale presented Ascencia a check for over $2,500 as part of their annual “Share the Love” event. This is the third year Subaru of Glendale has selected Ascencia as their charity of choice. Thank you, Subaru!

Natalie Komuro – Woman of the Year

March 21, 2017Blog Posting, News

This week Natalie Komuro, Ascencia’s Executive Director, is being honored by The Glendale Chamber of Commerce as their Woman of the Year. We caught up with Ascencia Board member and 2016’s Glendale Man of the Year, Shant Sahakian to talk with us about Natalie and the award. Shant, tell me about the Woman of the Year … Read More

Why #YesOnH

March 4, 2017Blog Posting, News

As the 2016-17 winter shelter season geared up, I wrote a post about why Ascencia had not applied to operate a winter shelter program in Glendale.  Since then, the weather turned much wetter and colder than expected, our winter shelter operated with Recycled Resources in Highland Park has been full, and now the City and … Read More

Sunset Express Gala Recap

February 17, 2017Blog Posting, News

  Lively flamenco music and dance filled the historic Los Angeles Union Station as we celebrated our 11th anniversary Gala, A Spanish Night on the Sunset Express on January 28th. Over 350 guests help us honor the Glendale Chapter of National Charity League with the Ambassador of Hope Award. Cindy Kenyon, immediate Past President, and … Read More

LA County Voters – Vote Yes on Measure H

February 8, 2017Blog Posting, News

Last week, a broad coalition of supporters from across L.A. County, including business, labor, non-profit, and religious communities, joined together to launch the official campaign in support of Measure H. It was a great day – we were featured in the Daily News and the New York Times! Measure H will end homelessness for 45,000 individuals and families … Read More

End of Year 2016

January 6, 2017News

It has been another busy year at Ascencia! We continue to make strides to move families and individuals off the streets of Los Angeles and into housing. This year we expanded into Burbank and West Hollywood and began new programs for financial literacy and job skills. Watch the video below!

A Spanish Night on the Sunset Express – Ascencia Gala 2017

December 29, 2016Events, Homelessness, News

You are cordially invited to Ascencia’s 11th Annual Gala honoring the National Charity League Glendale Chapter. The evening will be full of fun and entertainment as we support Ascencia’s programs to lift families and individuals out of homelessness. Please join us! ⏲ Saturday, January 28, 2017 6:00 PM  Historic L.A. Union Station, 800 N. Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA, United … Read More