What is Step Forward Day?

Each year, hundreds of alumni across the nation serve with their local chapters at nonprofit organizations on Step Forward Day. Established 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 in sixteen different regions have the opportunity to embody Pepperdine's mission in their own communities, 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 2018 Projects

Arizona

Phoenix 

Feed My Starving Children
Saturday, September 8
9:00 to 11:30 AM (MST)
Register here

California

Irvine

Tunnel to Towers 5K
Sunday, September 9
7:30 AM to Noon (PDT)
Register here

Los Angeles (Chinatown) 

Metro Charter School
Saturday, September 8
9:00 AM to Noon (PDT)
Register here

Los Angeles (Multiple Locations)

Reading to Kids (Graziadio)
Saturday, September 8
9:00 AM to Noon (PDT)
Register here

Malibu 

Waves of Flags Set-up 
Saturday, September 8
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (PDT)
Register here

Union Rescue Mission (School of Law)
Friday, September 7, and
Saturday, September 8
Register here

San Francisco

The Presidio Trust
Saturday, September 8
9:00 AM to Noon (PDT)
Register here

San Jose (SOLD OUT)

Second Harvest Food Bank
Saturday, September 8
9:00 AM to Noon (PDT)
Join the waiting list

Santa Monica (SOLD OUT)

Westside Food Bank
Saturday, September 8
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM (PDT)
Join the waiting list

Sylmar

Hope Gardens (GSEP)
Saturday, September 8
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM (PDT)
Register here

Venice

Harvest Home
Saturday, September 8
10:00 AM to Noon
Register here

Colorado

Denver (SOLD OUT)

giveSPORTS Equipment Drive Challenge
Saturday, September 8
8:00 AM to Noon (MDT)
Join the waiting list

Georgia

Atlanta

Open Hand Food Bank
Saturday, September 8
9:00 AM to Noon (EDT)
Register here

Illinois

Chicago

Cradles to Crayons
Saturday, September 8
1:30 to 3:30 PM (CDT)
Register here

Massachusetts

Boston

InnerCity Weightlifting
Saturday, September 8
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)
Register here

Minnesota

Eagan

Feed My Starving Children
Saturday, September 8
2:00 to 4:00 PM (CDT)
Register here

Nevada

Las Vegas

Three Square Food Bank
Saturday, September 15
9:30 to 11:30 AM (PDT)
Register here

North Carolina

Creedmoor

Shepherd Youth Ranch
Saturday, September 8
1:00 to 4:00 PM (EDT)
Register here

Tennessee

Nashville

Second Harvest Food Bank
Saturday, September 15
9:00 AM to Noon (CDT)
Register here

Texas

Austin

TruCare Pregnancy Center
Saturday, September 8
9:00 AM to Noon (CDT)
Register here

Houston

Mitchell Elementary School
Saturday, September 8
8:30 to 11:30 AM (CDT)
Register here

Plano

North Texas Food Bank
Saturday, September 8
9:00 to 11:30 AM (CDT)
Register here