The name “Jericho Road” is derived from imagery in a sermon by the Rev. Martin Luther King, when he exhorted his listeners to follow the example of the good Samaritan tending the injured traveler on the road to Jericho.
Jericho Road Project Pasadena is the first west coast offshoot of the successful Jericho Road Project, which originated seven years ago on the east coast. Jericho Road Project Pasadena was spearheaded by members of Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church of Pasadena, who worked with the Flintridge Foundation to assess whether there was a need in the local nonprofit community for the services it offered. When the answer was a clear “Yes”, local volunteers began raising operating funds and creating its structure. Like its four east coast affiliates, Jericho Road Project Pasadena will bridge communities by providing to nonprofit community benefit organizations needed professional or technical expertise free of charge. Jericho Road will find the skilled volunteer expertise within local churches and industry, work in collaboration with local nonprofit organizations to define the skills needed to meet their challenges, and then coordinate the resulting capacity-building effort on a project-by -project basis. The Jericho Road Project is a non-sectarian, nonprofit corporation recognized by the Internal Revenue Service with 501(c)(3) status.