2017 Black History Parade

May 31, 2014

42nd Annual Jackie Robinson Merit Awards


TBD - Pasadena Playhouse

Shout Sista Shout

The Lives We Impact

Established in 1973, the Jackie Robinson Merit Awards (JRMA) are given annually to graduating seniors who have demonstrated those qualities of perseverance, strength, and pride.  We specifically seek out those students who have overcome adversity and hardship while improving or sustaining their academic success. 

Sarah Tramel, Chairperson

Jackie Robinson Merit Award Committee

Our Purpose

Women In Action was founded in 1971 by a group of African-American women who saw the need for an organization that would work toward stimulating citizen participation, increase community awareness, and make minority representation in government a reality.

Our goal is to investigate the needs of the community and pursue measures to alleviate those needs.  We do this through our own organization and through interaction with other community groups, organizations, and volunteers.

Our Goal

Women In Action is committed to an informed membership who consistently works toward improving and enhancing the living conditions for the residents in the Pasadena and Altadena areas.

Our Commitment

Women In Action (WIA) is a local non-profit membership organization dedicated to strengthening community resources for African-American residents of the Pasadena and Altadena, California communities.

Through fundraising activities, empowerment, and educational programs, WIA focuses on health, education, advocacy, professional mentorship and social networking opportunities to improve our community.  WIA is politically, socially, and economically focused on strengthening and improving community resources for the African-American community locally and globally.

WIA's strength stems from our members' ability to leverage their personal and professional skills and relationships to give back to our community.  WIA's programs are designed to engage people in a way that inspires a life-long commitment to volunteer work and leadership opportunities.

The Jackie Robinson Merit Awards

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