JRP Office Closed July 2 and 3

in observance of Independence Day.Independence Day

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Great Resource for LA Nonprofits

LA WorksAre you looking for great volunteers? L.A. WORKS WANTS TO PARTNER WITH YOU!

Founded in 1991 as a 501(c)3, L.A. Works INCREASES volunteer participation throughout greater Los Angeles, PROVIDES nonprofit partners with access to labor and EDUCATES about broader social issues.


  • Community Connections, our powerful online recruiting tool, allows you to mobilize support by tapping into our 25,000 volunteer base free of charge. From skill-based roles to large one-day events, find the brains and brawn you need.: laworks.com/community_connections
  • Managed Projects are long-term volunteer programs created by L.A. Works in collaboration with your organization. From youth literacy to senior care, each customizable project is assigned a leader, handpicked and trained by us, who supervises at your facility: laworks.com/managed_projects
  • RSVP is for volunteers age 55+ wanting to share their life experience with the community. Federally funded by Senior Corps, the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program matches energetic adults with your areas of need, from helping veterans to animal rehabilitation: laworks.com/rsvp


  • BusinessWorks are hands-on beautification projects such as mural painting and LA Works 2building garden beds customized for a company’s employees — with you as the beneficiary. We provide the planning and resources; you provide the need: laworks.com/BW
  • Signature Days of Service are five-annual, large-scale commemorative events such as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Cesar Chavez Day. Thousands of community and corporate volunteers unite for a transformative day of painting and landscaping of your school or facility: laworks.com/DOS
  • ProBono recruits experts in finance, marketing, human resources and more and pairs them with nonprofits in need of consulting. These volunteers commit to your organization for up to three months for a rewarding experience both personal and professional. laworks.com/probono


  • AmeriCorps VISTA coaches you free of charge on how to build a volunteer workforce, utilize its talents and inspire future commitment. Training is adapted to your needs with a focus on education, economic development and/or food sustainability:  laworks.com/americorps
  • Service Enterprise, a national certification program, teaches you how to maximize your volunteer base across all levels. This four-session bootcamp offers constructive feedback and real-world training to help achieve your social mission:  laworks.com/service_enterprise

To become an L.A. Works partner, visit laworks.com/about_partnership

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JRP Office Closed on June 26

for staff vacation.

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Free Play Tickets for JRP Volunteers and Nonprofits!

Free tickets to “Sacrificing Simone” by Alretha Thomas (www.Alrethathomas.com)

Friday, June 26, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Saturday, June 27, 2015@ 2:00 pm and @ 8:00 pm

Porticos Art Space, 2033 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91104

Presented by , Inc.
Hosted by KJLH Radio On Air Personality, Tammi Mac.
Written & Directed by Award Winning Author Alretha Thomas.
The writer of the stage play One Woman, Two Lives, the bestselling Cass & Nick series, and the novels Four Ladies Only and Missing Melissa.
Associate Producer – Keith Bossier
Set Design – Timothy Morganfield

Link & Natalie meet in college. Both are determined to rise above their poverty-stricken upbringings. So when the unexpected happens, they panic and make a decision that they regret for the rest of their lives. Will they ever be able to right their wrong? Fast forward twenty plus years and they’re forced to come face-to-face with the daughter they thought they had lost forever.

“Sacrificing Simone is an inspirational crowd pleaser.” – Los Angeles Times

Keith Bossier as Link
Marci Urling as Natalie
Shaun Heard as Brad
Monique Warren as Melissa
Kenya Cabilan as Angelica
Keturah McClendon as Aunt Minnie
Sharon Munfus as Wanda
Tina Powell as Monet
Keysha Baynes as Debra
Leslie-Ann Fletcher as Denise
Romell McKenzie as Ray Ray
Philip Solomon as Dante
Alison Minami as Felecia
Tony Cicchetti as Richard
Kevin Richardson as Henry
Aaron King as the good-looking guy

If you would like tickets to the performance on Friday or Saturday, please email Melanie at MGoodyear@JerichoRoadProject.org. Thanks to playwrite Alretha Thomas for sharing tickets with our volunteers! Sacrificing Simone Flier

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Office Space Available for Nonprofit

Museum of HistoryPasadena Museum of History has approximately 490 square feet with a separate entrance available for a 12 month lease starting August 1. Contact Katie Brandon at kbrandon@pasadenahistory.org.

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Video Production for Immigrant Detainee Friends

immigrant detaineesIn fall 2014, the Immigrant Detainee Friends project organized a forum on the little-known incarceration system for immigrants in the US. JRP volunteers filmed and edited the forum and the video clips can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLulNh_AV54Z6ju2feOrIkZrDriBSY68G2. Immigration is a complicated issue, but the practice of mass incarceration of immigrants is an easy piece of the puzzle to fix. Many thanks to volunteers Daniel and Sherry for producing the video and letting more people know about this issue!

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Celebrating Five Years of Helping Nonprofits

5 Anniv Elizbabeth Andy Mary BetsyIn our first 5 years, 113 Jericho Road Pasadena volunteers have given:

  • 5,475 hours of pro bono time to
  • 96 nonprofits
  • through 228 projects
  • worth $420,517

The ripple effect of this work is that more under-served kids have gone to college, more senior citizens have been able to stay in their homes, more homeless people have found shelter, more residents have heard great music, among many other community benefits. Many thanks to the 113 volunteers who have made our first 5 years great and who have helped so many of their neighbors!


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