Jericho Road Helps Pave Nonprofits’ Route to Success

Melanie Goodyear

When Jericho Road Pasadena first opened its doors in 2010, effects of the Great Recession were still being felt and many local nonprofits were in upheaval, closing or restructuring.
Now, as the organization celebrates its 10th anniversary, Executive Director Melanie Goodyear can draw some comparisons between that economic crisis and the current pandemic-induced recession, but noted that nonprofits are by and large much healthier and better informed. And that, in part, is because of Jericho Road.
“It’s really reassuring to hear about how many nonprofit organizations are not just surviving but are really rising to the occasion, pivoting operations and doing great work,” said Goodyear, sitting down to discuss the way in which her nonprofit has Continue reading “Jericho Road Helps Pave Nonprofits’ Route to Success”

Reading Partners’ PUSD Students Need More Volunteers

Photos courtesy Chelsea Mason Reading Partners volunteer Michael Sedano reads to his elementary school reading partner.
Photos courtesy Chelsea Mason
Reading Partners volunteer Michael Sedano reads to his elementary school reading partner.

Reading Partners would like you to read between the lines: More volunteers are needed to partner with elementary schoolchildren.
The nationwide nonprofit’s local branch has been working with children at seven Pasadena Unified School District elementary schools each week, tutoring them on reading fundamentals and in practice.
But a dire need for more volunteers to read to the children has driven up a wait list of more than 100 young students in Pasadena who are still waiting for a reading partner.
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Union Station Homeless Services to Feed Hundreds on Christmas

In a show of compassion and holiday spirit, hundreds of volunteers of all ages will gather on Christmas Day to serve meals and cheer at Union Station Homeless Services’ second annual Holiday at the Station.
Union Station expects to serve more than 500 plates of food on Monday, Dec. 25. Meal recipients will include individuals and families experiencing homelessness or poverty, senior citizens and those who are alone for Christmas or unable to afford a holiday meal.
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