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El Centro de Accion Social

El Centro de Accion Social

El Centro is another of Pasadena’s several fine organizations dedicated to educating low-income kids, via after-school tutoring (held at La Pintoresca Library, Jefferson Elementary and its colorful center in Central Park), youth leadership groups at John Muir High and  and a strong, bilingual summer school for kids from kindergarten through high school; it also runs [...]

Local Photographer Gives to Japan

Local Photographer Gives to Japan

Pasadena photographer John Nelson has family in Japan, and his memories of visiting them and his ties to the people there have inspired him to take action. So he is selling prints from his image archives and donating all the proceeds to relief efforts. Nelson says, “All of my visits there were always marked by warm, welcoming [...]

Hillsides

Hillsides

A safe and nurturing haven for children from dangerous and/or troubled homes, Hillsides is a peaceful seventeen-acre residential facility, school and resource center. Its specialty is helping emotionally disturbed children improve their coping, social and academic skills, and it’s one of few places that help find housing, work and schooling for newly emancipated foster kids, [...]

Descanso Gardens Needs Volunteers

Descanso Gardens Needs Volunteers

If you’re searching for volunteer opportunities this spring, Descanso Gardens in La Cañada wants your help. Volunteer efforts are an integral part of the success of the nonprofit gardens, and there are a variety of tasks to spark the interest of any gardening and/or community-building enthusiast.  Positions include docent, Boddy House ambassador, membership table and [...]

Go “Off-the-Wall” at Armory’s Art Auction

Go “Off-the-Wall” at Armory’s Art Auction

This Saturday, the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena offers a unique opportunity to view and purchase pieces from over 75 Southern California contemporary artists. A ticket for “Off the Wall” includes drinks, live music, dinner sponsored by some of Pasadena’s best restaurants and the chance to bid in three silent and one live [...]

A Double-Header at Ten Thousand Villages

A Double-Header at Ten Thousand Villages

Wednesday’s a big day at Ten Thousand Villages, the nonprofit Pasadena store stocked with fair-trade goods from around the world. It will be launching its new partnership with The Women’s Room, a refuge for homeless and lonely women. The women have been making colorful sachets filled with local lavender, and the store will be selling [...]

Junior League of Pasadena

Junior League of Pasadena

This has been Pasadena’s blue-blood philanthropic organization since its founding in 1926—but it ain’t your mother’s Junior League. While today’s group still has plenty of country-club gals as members, it also has working women, and Junior Leaguers are increasingly diverse. Famed for its superb cookbooks (like the classic California Heritage), this group also raises money [...]

Pasadena Humane Society

Pasadena Humane Society

Created in 1903 to care for animals, this wonderful organization serves several cities in the west San Gabriel Valley, offering animal control, pet adoption and training classes, all through a beautiful facility just south of Old Town. Its September, the Wiggle Waggle Walk around the Rose Bowl is a great deal of fun and a [...]

Help Restore Angeles National Forest

Help Restore Angeles National Forest

This spring is your chance to get involved in the very worthy task of re-planting the parts of the Angeles National Forest that were badly burned by the Station Fire of 2009. Environmental nonprofit TreePeople, which works to both increase the number of trees throughout the Los Angeles urban area and to restore forest areas [...]

The Sycamores

The Sycamores

Originally an orphanage, this century-old institution is now devoted to the mental health of children in the San Gabriel Valley, offering everything from residential treatment and foster care to in-home therapy and after-school enrichment classes. It provides services at several locations, but its main facility is a five-acre, tree-shaded campus in Altadena. Volunteers help with [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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