PCF Welcomes Child Welfare Advocate David Ambroz

A headshot of an Anglo, bearded man is paired with a book cover that reads "A Place Called Home: A Memoir" David Ambroz

Pasadena Community Foundation announces a free community presentation with nationally recognized child welfare advocate and author David Ambroz on Thursday, April 25 at 6:00 PM at the University Club of Pasadena.

Ambroz is an inspiring speaker dedicated to advocating for homeless and foster youth, as well as mental health, social justice, and activism. He has inspired and galvanized audiences in nonprofit organizations, education, and public and private industries. During this evening event, David will share his story and his insights on the state of foster care and homelessness in the country.

As a child, Ambroz was a homeless, malnourished child who was removed from the custody of his mentally ill mother following years of neglect and abuse. He was placed in foster care, where he endured additional abuse, all of which were compounded because of his sexual orientation.

His recent memoir, A Place Called Home, recounts his early life experiences and how they ultimately shaped his commitment to child welfare advocacy. It also details his against-all-odds success story. David graduated from Vassar College and later earned his J.D. from UCLA School of Law. He was recognized by President Obama as an American Champion of Change.

Learn more about David Ambroz here.

The event runs from 6:00-7:00PM. There is no cost to attend, but reservations are required.  To reserve your space, please reach out to Vivian Kambe, Pasadena Community Foundation Development Manager, at vkambe@pasadenacf.org.