Community Partners

The solid reputation and capabilities established during AbilityFirst’s 88-year history leads many organizations – community-based and public agencies, alike – to turn to us for help implementing their initiatives for people with disabilities. Here are several examples of these types of nonprofit partnership collaborations:

City of Pasadena Adaptive Recreation – The City of Pasadena Adaptive Recreation Program offers activities to serve the recreational needs of individuals with disabilities. In partnership with the City, AbilityFirst provides a series of Friday Night Socials.These once a month themed events are for adults age 17 years and older, and feature a variety of activities designed to improve communication, peer interaction and socialization skills.

Long Beach Workforce Development Board – Appreciating the diversity of its community, this agency partners with AbilityFirst on strategies to ensure access and participation in the local job market for Long Beach residents who have disabilities.

Rotary Club of Los Angeles (LA5) – Through its Community Service Committee, the Rotary Club of Los Angeles offers its members the opportunity to volunteer at specific annual events organized by LA5 including Camp Paivika Carnival and a bowling event attended by AbilityFirst program participants.

Special Needs Network – AbilityFirst and Special Needs Network, a non-profit, community-based organization responding to the needs of low-income families, particularly in South and South Central Los Angeles, work together on special events that educate and inform, as well as raise awareness of children with special needs including autism and other developmental disabilities.

Stephanie’s Day – AbilityFirst is a booth vendor and supporter at the CBS Studios Stephanie’s Day. This event is a free resource fair to provide families with children impacted by autism and other special needs one place to gather valuable information, enjoy fun activities and much more.

Organizations and agencies interested in nonprofit partnership and collaborating with AbilityFirst should email Chris Otero or phone at (626) 243-4841.