Mission: Jericho Road Pasadena bridges communities by matching the professional talents of volunteers with the needs of community-based nonprofit organizations and businesses to promote community development, strengthen social services, and enrich the lives of volunteers.
Results: Since JRP opened its doors in Pasadena in 2010, our based of over 100 skilled volunteers have completed 320 capacity-building projects for local nonprofits. Our projects have provided our partner organizations the equivalent of $745,000 of operational assistance, with over 8,000 hours in staffing—all through our qualified volunteers and absolutely free to the organizations in need.
Target demographics: nonprofit organizations
Direct beneficiaries per year: 35 nonprofits
Geographic areas served: San Gabriel Valley and Northeast Los Angeles
Programs: skilled volunteers to improve nonprofits' operational capacity, including board development, marketing, informational technology, finance and human resources, among other operational issues.
Terrific organization that matches those organizations needing help with experienced professionals who volunteer. The projects are diverse and interesting and Jericho road staff do a good job of keeping the scope well managed.
Jericho Road Pasadena is an absolute gem of an organization and a pleasure to volunteer for! Melanie Goodyear, Executive Director, is the consummate pro; I love her unflappable style and her ability to communicate client needs clearly and to act as a strong liaison between client and volunteer --always there with the information I need to do my job. I've been particularly impressed by the diversity and quality of volunteer services this organization provides, as well as the commitment and passion for the community. Two happy thumbs up to this group!
When I first met with JRP earlier this year, I was impressed with the mission and their commitment to the Non-Profit community in and around Pasadena. Now having worked with them on a couple of different projects, I am blown away by their capabilities. I have since come across dozens of organizations that have benefited from JRP's services and without exception, each non-profit had tremendous things about their results. I am proud to be associates with this organization.
I've volunteered for Jericho Road Pasadena over the course of the last five years. I feel great both about my experience with the organization and about the support I've offered the community. It's been great!