Join us for a Family Service Day at Harambee Ministries in Pasadena!

Our work group will engage in on-site projects to repair and improve the facilities at Harambee.
We will meet at CHPC at 7:30am on Saturday, May 9th and return by 2:00pm.
Harambee has asked that we provide our own tools and supplies for the day, Details will be provided closer to May 9th.
This is an awesome opportunity for people of all ages to engage in a local service project together!
Please email Staci ( to reserve your spot.

About Harambee

Harambee Christian Family Center is dedicated to the development of indigenous leadership through a holistic ministry that seeks to address both physical and spiritual needs by emphasizing community engagement, academic advancement, and spiritual formation to cultivate a thriving urban neighborhood in a sustainable project of biblical hope.

In 1982, the neighborhood surrounding Harambee Center had the highest daytime crime rate in Southern California. The corner of Howard and Navarro, where we are located, was called “blood corner” because it saw the highest amount drive-by shootings and failed drug deals. Residents were held captive in their homes and there was little hope for change.

We believed the only legitimate way to become change-agents in this community was to become a part of it. Led by our founder, Dr. John Perkins, we moved into the community and became neighbors. For over 30 years we have served a 12-block target area, working with African American and Latino children and families.

“Harambee” means “Let’s get together and push” in Swahili. We seek to nurture and equip leadership that will holistically minister to the community by sharing Biblical truths, in order to achieve the re-building of urban neighborhoods through relocation, reconciliation and redistribution.

For more information about Harambee, visit their website