Jericho Road Roxbury bridges communities by matching the professional talents of volunteers with the needs of community-based nonprofit organizations to promote community development, strengthen social services, and enrich the lives of volunteers.
Jericho Road Roxbury, launched in late 2012, is a project of the Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry (UUUM). Utilizing the skills of professionals in UUUM-affiliated churches around the Boston area, as well as volunteers from elsewhere, Jericho Road Roxbury seeks to strengthen nonprofits in the neighborhood, supporting them to increase their capacity to build a healthier and more vibrant Roxbury.
Built on the Jericho Road model that has proven its value in Lowell, Lawrence, and Worcester, MA, as well as in Pasadena, CA, Jericho Road Roxbury is focusing on the Boston neighborhood of Roxbury. By partnering with the 300-plus nonprofits in Roxbury, we seek to support the nonprofit community to increase its capacity and its effectiveness. Together, we hope to build on the strengths and tackle the challenges of Roxbury to build a more vibrant and healthy community for all.
One day we must come to see that the whole Jericho Road must be transformed so that men and women will not be constantly beaten and robbed as they make their journey on life’s highway. True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it is not haphazard and superficial … an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring.
- Martin Luther King, 1967