• 1st Vice President - Alison Moses
  • 2nd Vice President - Vacant
  • Recording Secretary - Gina Levias
  • Corresponding Secretary - Sarah Tramel
  • Financial Secretary - Kimiko Richardson
  • Treasurer - Sarah Tramel
  • Sergeant at Arms - Vacant
  • Historian - Carolyn Roddy
  • Parlimentarian - Vacant

A Message from our President

 
Women In Action
P.O. Box 90992
Pasadena, CA 91109-0992


Email: womeninactionpasadena@yahoo.com


Established: 1971


Areas of Focus: Socially-conscious, education-focused, volunteer-based non-profit women's organization.


2016- 2017 Officers

How We Give Back

Women In Action, Inc.

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“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.”

~~Maya Angelou (1928 - 2014)

 

THIS YEAR MARKS WOMEN IN ACTION'S 45th YEAR OF COMMUNITY, POLITICAL, AND VOLUNTEER SERVICE.  OUR MISSION IS OUR PURPOSE, WHICH IS TO WORK TOWARD STIMULATING CITIZEN PARTICIPATION, INCREASING COMMUNITY AWARENESS, AND MAKING MINORITY REPRESENTATION IN GOVERNMENT A REALITY.  OUR GROUP 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 ORGANIZATIONS. 


Kimiko Richardson
WIA President (2016-17)

The George A. Jones Scholarship
Established in 1995, the George A. Jones Scholarship is given to an African-American male entering or enrolled in Law School.  The scholarship is given once every three years in recognition of George A. Jones,.  George was the first African-American candidate to run for City Council of Pasadena.  His campaign resulted in the formation of Women In Action.


Ruth Valentine Returning Student Award
In 1987, the Ruth Valentine Award was established to encourage single African-American women with children to return to higher education and achieve their life's goals.


Program & Activity Contributions 

  • Awarded 160 High School seniors with the Jackie Robinson Merit Award totaling approximately $153,000
  • Annual Contributions to United Negro College Fund (approximately $75,000 has been donated)
  • Awarded nine single women with dependent children the Ruth Valentine Returning Student Award totaling approximately $15,000
  • Awarded two law students the George A. Jones Scholarship, totaling $6,000
  • Donated $5000 to Oprah's Angel Network to benefit Hurricane Katrina victims
  • Donated clothing, school supplies, and approximately $5000 to the missionaries stationed in Africa, on behalf of the Metropolitan Baptist Church
  • Donated $2000 to the Friends of the Children Lascahobas, Haiti, Inc.
  • Donated $1000 to the Barbara Morrison Music Education Foundation
  • Donated $500 to the Dream Center for displaced Hurricane Katrina families
  • Adopted Cleveland Elementary School providing funds for Grandparent's Day, Annual Reading Day, and other school-related programs
  • Annually assists local families in need with care baskets of food, clothes, and toys
  • Sponsored medical exams for the Young & Healthy Program
  • Support for local organizations such as: the Boys & Girls Club, NAACP, NHS, Healthy Black Infants Program, through financial contributions and volunteer efforts
  • Participation in the Martin L. King Community Coalition and The Council of Women's Clubs of Pasadena