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Step Forward Day with Pepperdine Alumni

Each year, hundreds of alumni across the nation serve with their local chapters at nonprofit organizations on Step Forward Day. Established over 30 years ago by two Seaver College students, Step Forward Day now involves alumni, parents, faculty, and staff from all five of Pepperdine's schools. Alumni, parents, and friends have the opportunity to embody Pepperdine's mission in their own communities through over 20 projects, on the same day that 1,500 volunteers assemble on the Malibu campus to serve throughout the Los Angeles Area.

Projects for our alumni chapters are listed below—find a project near you to be part of Step Forward Day. To participate with students, faculty, and staff, visit the Pepperdine Volunteer Center website.

Step Forward Day is supported by Waves of Service, providing scholarships to Pepperdine students with a proven commitment to philanthropy and volunteerism.

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2019 Service Projects

Arizona

Phoenix
Feed My Starving Children
Saturday, September 7
2:00 to 4:00 PM (MST)
Register here

California

Irvine
Tunnel to Towers 5K
Sunday, September 8
7:30 AM to Noon (PDT)
Register here

Long Beach (Wilmington)
Doors of Hope Women's Shelter
Saturday, September 7
9:00 to 11:30 AM (PDT)
Register here

Los Angeles 
Good Shepherd Center (hosted by the Black Alumni Group)
Saturday, September 7
8:30 to 11:00 AM (PDT)
Register here

Malibu
Waves of Flags (hosted by Seaver College)
Saturday, September 7
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM (PDT)
Register here

Menlo Park
LifeMoves
Saturday, September 7
9:00 AM to Noon (PDT)
Register here

Oxnard
Gabriel's House
Saturday, September 7
9:00 to 11:00 AM (PDT)
Register here

Pasadena
Boys and Girls Club
Saturday, September 7
9:00 to 11:00 AM (PDT)
Register here

Sacramento
American Heart Association: Heart & Stroke Walk
Saturday, September 28
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (PDT)
Register here

San Fernando
San Fernando Institute for Applied Media
Saturday, September 7
9:00 AM to Noon (PDT)
Register here

Santa Monica
Heal the Bay
Saturday, September 7
9:00 to 11:00 AM (PDT)
Register here

Santa Monica
Westside Food Bank (hosted by Graziadio Business School)
Saturday, September 7
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (PDT)
Register here

Sylmar
Hope Gardens (hosted by GSEP)
Saturday, September 7
8:00 AM to Noon (PDT)
Register here

Colorado

Denver
giveSPORTS Equipment Drive Challenge
Saturday, September 7
8:00 AM to Noon (MDT)
Register here

Georgia

Atlanta
Atlanta Mission: The Shepherd's Inn
Saturday, September 14
11:00 AM to 1:30 PM (EDT)
Register here

Illinois

Chicago
First Saint Paul's Chicago: Community Meals Program
Saturday, September 7
8:45 AM to 12:30 PM (CDT)
Register here

Minnesota

Eagan
Feed My Starving Children
Saturday, September 7
9:00 to 11:00 AM (CDT)
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Nevada

Las Vegas
Three Square Food Bank
Saturday, September 7
9:30 to 11:30 AM (PDT)
Register here

New York

New York City
KEEN New York
Saturday, September 14
1:00 to 3:30 PM (EDT)
Register here

North Carolina

Creedmoor
Shepherd Youth Ranch
Saturday, September 7
9:00 AM to Noon (EDT)
Register here

Oregon

Portland (Beaverton)
Northwest Children's Outreach
Monday, September 9
6:45 to 8:30 PM (PDT)
Register here

Tennessee

Nashville
Second Harvest Food Bank
Saturday, September 14
9:00 AM to Noon (CDT)
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Texas

Austin
Green Corn Project
Saturday, September 7
8:45 AM to Noon (CDT)
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Dallas (Plano)
Grace Outreach Center
Saturday, September 7
8:30 to 11:00 AM (CDT)
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Fort Worth
Tarrant Area Food Bank
Saturday, September 14
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (CDT)
Register here

Houston
Finca Tres Robles Urban Farm
Saturday, September 7
8:30 to 11:30 AM (CDT)
Register here

Washington

Seattle
World Vision Warehouse
Saturday, September 7
9:00 AM to Noon (PDT)
Register here

Washington, DC Metro area

Silver Spring, MD
A Wider Circle
Saturday, September 7
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)
Register here