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

Winter Shelter 2016-17 Update

December 16, 2016Blog Posting, Homelessness, News

Ascencia is pleased to operate the Highland Park Winter Shelter Program at All Saints Episcopal Church again this year. We are partnering with Recycled Resources, which is managing the volunteers for that program. Many thanks to L. A. City Councilmember Gil Cedillo for securing additional funding to make the Highland Park Winter Shelter possible! If … Read More

Here Are Easy Ways to Support Ascencia This Holiday Season

December 9, 2016Blog Posting, News

It’s now officially December and you’ve probably started seeing lots of twinkling lights and decorations popping up all around. What does that mean? The season of giving is upon us! You probably already heard about our really epic Giving Tuesday campaign filled with unselfies. Here’s a quick example: A photo posted by Ascencia (@ascenciaca) on … Read More

Giving Tuesday!

November 29, 2016News

Giving Tuesday is here and we need your help! 1. Consider giving a gift today Your financial gift continues to move people from the streets and connects them to services. 2. Help us get the word out on social media, using @AscenciaCA and the hashtag #GivingTuesday 3. Take a photo demonstrating why you love Ascencia and share … Read More