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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.
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