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Welcome to Jack & Jill of America, Pasadena Chapter!

Our motto this year is AIM! We will aim to further the educational futures of youth in our community, aim to nurture service and leadership in our own youth, and aim for healthy balance in our own lives. We hope you will partner with us! Kathy Chapelle Dossett, President, Jack & Jill Pasadena Chapter Continue reading Welcome to Jack & Jill of America, Pasadena Chapter!

Jazz Brunch

RSVP & TICKETS RSVP & TICKETS The favor of a reply is requested by Sunday, April 14, 2019. Tickets -$100.00 per person; ($102.50 per person if using paypal) RSVP OPTIONS OPTION 1 – Kindly RSVP via Evite. In the comment section, please indicate which Mother Member you are a guest of. OPTION 2 – If you were provided with a paper invitation, please return the enclosed RVSP card. TICKET OPTIONS OPTION 1 – Payments/Donations can be paid via Paypal at www.paypal.me/jjpasadena. In the comments section, please indicate which Mother Member you are a guest of or under which Mother Member you are making a … Continue reading Jazz Brunch

Jazz at the Vineyard: 2015

2015 Annual Jazz Brunch and Silent Auction hosted by the Pasadena Chapter of Jack & Jill of America, Inc. Join us on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 11:00am at La Canada Flintridge Country Club. A Benefit for Jack & Jill of America Foundation and Julia Scotton Jack & Jill Scholarship Fund. We would like to thank all of our generous sponsors of the 2015 Annual Jazz Brunch & Silent Auction.   Continue reading Jazz at the Vineyard: 2015

Reviews are in for JJ Mom Gabrielle Pina’s Play “Letters from Zora” featuring Vanessa Bell Calloway at the Pasadena Playhouse!

Gabrielle Pina’s play, Letters from Zora featuring Vanessa Bell Calloway at the Pasadena Playhouse, August 15th-18th. The Reviews are In! “I had the pleasure of seeing our Jack and Jill mom Gabrielle Piña ‘s play last night Letters From Zora and it was AMAZING! Vanessa Bell Calloway killed it! I went straight home in search of my Zora Neale Hurston reader I Love Myself When I am Laughing…. but I digress… Don’t miss this opportunity to see a great play and to be inspired. “ “Congratulations Gabe. It was an amazing play. The writing and acting soared. Hope all our … Continue reading Reviews are in for JJ Mom Gabrielle Pina’s Play “Letters from Zora” featuring Vanessa Bell Calloway at the Pasadena Playhouse!

G5 Shelby Mumford 5th in Nation in National French Contest

Congrats to Group 5 9th grader, Shelby Mumford as she places # 5 in Nation for her category in National French Contest!  – (Le Grand Concours Exam conducted by American Association of French Teachers.) Shelby was also featured in Los Angeles Times for her participation in Art Gallery Management and Design Class. (Click the above photo to read the full article!) Continue reading G5 Shelby Mumford 5th in Nation in National French Contest

Black Family Day | Sr Rec – Wow!

Dear Mother Members, Wow – does not even come close to the warmth we all felt yesterday at Jack and Jill Day | Sr. Recognition. If you missed this event, you missed a treat! As I said, I am terrible at saying good-bye. However, this is the absolute way to do it! Lia and her committee (including the Jack on tech & photo’s) are to be commended for sending off our Senior and Grad Mothers in STYLE. The event was far more FAB than imaginable. The extra special touches were SUPERB!!!! From the Group Promotions to Crafts for the little … Continue reading Black Family Day | Sr Rec – Wow!

ALL THAT JAZZ — ALL THAT FAB!!!

ear Mother Members, Bravo! You did it again. “All That Jazz” was all that and a bag! I cannot tell you how many emails, texts, and calls I’ve gotten from friends, family, our Associates, Nat’l officers, and other guests. They simply loved it. From the breathtaking views of the La Canada hillside to the amazing brunch to the elegant decor, people are still raving, Thanks Mothers for all your hard work — selling tickets and finding Ridiculous auction items. Very special thanks to Callie and the All That Jazz Committee for their tireless work…late phone calls…. sleepless nights. These ladies … Continue reading ALL THAT JAZZ — ALL THAT FAB!!!

Join Us for Private Screening of Movie 42 – The Jackie Robinson Movie – 4/13 5pm ArcLight Pasadena via GammaZetaBoule.org

GZBF_Movie_Night_Ticket_Info.pdf Alycia G. Moore Marketing & eCommerce Manager Reply to: Alycia Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail Continue reading Join Us for Private Screening of Movie 42 – The Jackie Robinson Movie – 4/13 5pm ArcLight Pasadena via GammaZetaBoule.org

G5 Kyle Leufroy Rising Basketball Star – L.A.Times.com

Varsity Times Insider Times reporters blog about high school sports across the Southland « Previous Post | Varsity Times Insider Home | Next Post » Boys’ basketball: The rise of sophomore guard Kyle Leufroy February 6, 2013 | 10:30 pm There are lots of outstanding sophomore guards in Southern California, and one player who has distinguished himself is Kyle Leufroy of La Canada St. Francis. He has averaged 20 points a game in the second half of the Mission League. Among his efforts include 24 points against Loyola, 22 against Chaminade and 21 against Crespi. He’s going to be an … Continue reading G5 Kyle Leufroy Rising Basketball Star – L.A.Times.com

UCLA Bruins Sports Camps 2013 – REGISTER NOW! Plus – Free 2/6 Signing Day Celebration!

We are excited to announce that registration for the 2013 Summer Camp Season is officially OPEN! We’ve got another great line-up of new and continuing camp programs, and we look forward to seeing you back at UCLA this summer! Please visit http://www.uclabruins.com to view camp details and register. Take a few minutes to look at this year’s camp schedule, and look at the existing programs and a few new exciting ones as well. On our website, you can browse our 2013 camp selection, review our refund policy and get answers to other frequently asked questions. As always, feel free to … Continue reading UCLA Bruins Sports Camps 2013 – REGISTER NOW! Plus – Free 2/6 Signing Day Celebration!

Join National African American Read-In with JJ’s own Gabrielle Pina’s “BLISS” Mon 2/25 at 7pm Hastings Library!

We will discuss Bliss by Gabrielle Pina. Feel free to invite and include others in your RSVP. The book is available in paperback, iPad and Kindle editions. Gabrielle is a current member of the Pasadena Chapter of Jack & Jill of America and she is an award winning fiction writer and novelist. She just completed the screenplay for Bliss. Please join us for the discussion: Monday, February 25 from 7:00pm, to 8:30pm Hastings Branch of Pasadena Public Library 3325 East Orange Grove Pasadena, CA 91107 Jack & Jill of America/ Pasadena Chapter 626/797-0365 Bliss is available at Vromans at will … Continue reading Join National African American Read-In with JJ’s own Gabrielle Pina’s “BLISS” Mon 2/25 at 7pm Hastings Library!

Jack and Jill Pasadena Holiday Gathering, “A Soulful Christmas”

Dear Mother Members, Thank you all for joining us for the Jack and Jill Pasadena Holiday Gathering, “A Soulful Christmas”. It was simply a wonderful start to the holiday season. From our little ones in Group I & II reciting Langston Hughes to our older children sharing their favorite holiday memories, it was a just wonderful afternoon. Let’s not forget the fabulous musical performances– piano selection, seasonal solo’s and the infamous Group V jazz Band. This is really what the holidays are all about; celebrating together and enjoying our children….all topped off with a beautiful lunch and a visit from … Continue reading Jack and Jill Pasadena Holiday Gathering, “A Soulful Christmas”

Our Teens are Doing Great Things

November: Chadd and Stefan’s Football team are in the CIF Second Round. Congrats Guys! Taylor and Julian are competing in the AWD oratorical competition. Good Luck! Anneliese is performing in her school’s dance recital where she is also the Dance Club Treasurer. Aaron is a host and guide at LaSalle’s open house. Simone and Matt are helping to facilitate the Color Conference at Poly.  This is a initiative regarding diversity and inclusion.  Well done. Continue reading Our Teens are Doing Great Things

Pasadena Teens Earn Skit Trophy First Time in 25yrs!

As many of you may know, 15 of our Grp V teens have spent the last few days at the Far West Region Teen Conference with more than 400 teens from other chapters. While at teen cnf, they compete in several categories, including TShirt, Scrapbook and Skit. Well just hours ago the winners were announced …..and for the first time in almost 25 years PASADENA won 1st place in the skit competition!! Yippee!!!! This year they added a talent contest. Who other than our own Cameron Clayton PASADENA won the vocal contest!!!! Congrats to our teens who all worked so … Continue reading Pasadena Teens Earn Skit Trophy First Time in 25yrs!

Congrats to 11 New Scholars! JJ Pasadena Jazz Event Scholarship Fundraiser 2012

Introducing the 2012 Julia Scotton Jack and Jill Pasadena Scholars! Congratulations and we wish them all the very best! Huge thanks to Traci Glover and her committee for putting together a lovely breakfast event at the La Canada Country Club this summer. Continue reading Congrats to 11 New Scholars! JJ Pasadena Jazz Event Scholarship Fundraiser 2012

AIM for Healthy Living Community Fair! April 1, 2012 @ Boys & Girls Club

Dear Mother Members, Thank you all for coming out to our AIM Event with Boys and Girls Club Pasadena. With Cardio Salsa, Zumba, Soccer Clinic, and all things Healthy — (food, smoothies, etc.) we “Moved our Bodies”, “AIMed” BIG and HIT! We also made our mark in the community with the wonderful presentation of over $12,000 to BGC by National President, Tara Labrie. Special thanks to Tanya Williams and the committee – Caryn Clayton, Roslyn Spence, Barbra Johnson, Tamera Street, Dru Ford, Eva Graham, and Greta Banks for putting together a wonderful event. You are so fab. Check out the press in Pasadena Now … Continue reading AIM for Healthy Living Community Fair! April 1, 2012 @ Boys & Girls Club

Pasadena Chapter new mom Gabrielle Piña’s play “Letters From Zora” starring Vanessa Bell Calloway gets great reviews!

Check out the March 15-21 issue of Pasadena Journal Newspaper for an in depth article celebrating the success of one of our newest Jack & Jill Mothers. In this one-woman play starring the talented Vanessa Bell-Calloway that debuted to a sold-out full house at USC Bovard Auditorium – Gabrielle has crafted a well written story about the exciting and controversial life of Harlem Renaissance author Zora Neal Thurston. Continue reading Pasadena Chapter new mom Gabrielle Piña’s play “Letters From Zora” starring Vanessa Bell Calloway gets great reviews!

African American Read-In: “All the Trouble You Need”, a novel by Jack & Jill Dad Jervey Tervalon

More than 190,000 people across the country participated in the 2011 African-American Read-In during Black History month.  The Pasadena Jack & Jill Chapter participated as well.  We are doing it again in 2012.  This year, we are reading All The Trouble You Need by Jervey Tervalon.  The author is a Jack & Jill dad and will join us for a discussion of the book.  Our discussion will be held on Monday, February 27 at Corner Bakery at 3807 E Foothill Blvd.  The book is available at a 10% discount at Vromans Bookstore in Pasadena (365 E Colorado Blvd).  Just visit … Continue reading African American Read-In: “All the Trouble You Need”, a novel by Jack & Jill Dad Jervey Tervalon

Double Kudos to Sisters Shelby & Kelsey ! !

G3’s Kelsey participated in the Museum of Tolerance’s Freedom’s Sisters Essay Contest for 4th – 8th graders in November.  Kelsey selected Sonia Sanchez as her favorite Freedom’s Sister and explained how she would continue her legacy.  Kelsey was one of 20 finalist (mostly 7th & 8th graders) selected from a pool of 200 essay submissions to be honored at the January program which acknowledged local Southern California Freedom’s Sisters, essay contest winners and finalists. On another note, Kelsey and her class are on their 2 week trip to Paris where they’ll go to school with Parisian children and visit local sites as part of their 5th grade … Continue reading Double Kudos to Sisters Shelby & Kelsey ! !

Teens Takin’ it to the Streets on MLK Day of Service

“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”  MLK J&J Teens and Pre-Teens team up at the Boys & Girls Club, and literally began cleaning up the neighborhood streets of Pasadena armed with brooms, garbage cans, and gloves.  Martin Luther King would have been proud! About the MLK Day of Service: After a long struggle, legislation was signed in 1983 creating a federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The federal holiday was first observed in 1986, making 2011 the 25th anniversary of the King federal holiday. … Continue reading Teens Takin’ it to the Streets on MLK Day of Service

2011 “Jazz Up The Hill” Highlights

Over two hundred supporters attended this year’s Jazz Up the Hill, the Pasadena Chapter’s Fundraiser to benefit the Julia Scotton Jack and Jill Scholarship Fund enabling college dreams for deserving African-American youth in our community, at La Canada Flintridge Golf and Country Club in Old Town Pasadena.  We are deeply grateful to all those who attended, donated, and otherwise supported this event, including visiting Jack and Jill Regional Director Tracie Thompson and Jack and Jill Regional Secretary/Treasurer Tahnda Bailey, attending members of the Scotton Family, Dr. Barbara Young for delivering such an inspiring invocation, KTLA News Anchorman Chris Schauble for … Continue reading 2011 “Jazz Up The Hill” Highlights

2011 JJ Scholar Joins Morehouse Class!

Essick  A. (Morehouse College ’14) A past recipient of the Jack &Jill Julia Scotton Scholarship (Funded by the Pasadena Chapter’s Annual Jazz Brunch), pictured, center, with his classmates during his first week as a Freshman at Morehouse College, Atlanta Georgia. We love to highlight the successes of our recipients.  To be featured in a future update, please email us information and a .jpg photo! Continue reading 2011 JJ Scholar Joins Morehouse Class!

2011 Women of Achievement Honor Dr. Karen Guinn and Dr. Reta Floyd, Pasadena Chapter Associates

Dr. Guinn, left,  is now celebrating over twenty five years as a Pediatric Dentist/Orthodontist. This mother of three, two girls and one boy, stays busy in her practice, but finds time for helping others, and tutors young students as well as helping through a number of organizations she belongs to such as Jack and Jill and The Links. Her children are now students at Howard University, in Washington, D.C., and Morehouse in Atlanta, Georgia. She maintains offices in Pasadena, CA and in West Covina, CA. Dr. Floyd, on right, a Co-Director of South Central Health and Rehabilitation Program (SCHARP) an … Continue reading 2011 Women of Achievement Honor Dr. Karen Guinn and Dr. Reta Floyd, Pasadena Chapter Associates

Sheryl Orange named Principal of the Year and nominated 2010 Teacher of Year in Pasadena Jewels Awards by Star News and Rose Magazine

Rose Magazine reports: “Recently named Pasadena Unified School District’s Principal of the Year, Sheryl Orange was recognized for her outstanding leadership and dedication to efforts at John Muir High School.  JMHS was under state monitoring and in jeopardy of shutting down, but through Orange’s leadership, the shool has made a turnaround.  API scores have improved, attendance is up and student participation has increased.” Jack and Jill, Pasadena Chapter, congratulates our former member on her achievements! Continue reading Sheryl Orange named Principal of the Year and nominated 2010 Teacher of Year in Pasadena Jewels Awards by Star News and Rose Magazine

2010 WOMAN OF ACHIEVEMENT HONOR YOLANDA OLIVER, LINKS PRESIDENT, AND CHARMAYNE MILLS-EALY, JJ PASADENA PRESIDENT.

Jack and Jill- Pasadena Chapter Associate, Yolanda Oliver as President of the Pasadena Chapter of the Links, Inc., along with Charmayne Mills-Ealy  as President of the Pasadena Chapter of Jack and Jill of America are honored for their service to their community as Women of Achievement for 2010.  Former Jack and Jill of Pasadena mother member, Lena Kennedy, was honored as Women of Achievement 2008. “Charmayne Mills Ealy is president of the Pasadena chapter of Jack and Jill. She is well aware of the bourgeoisie image of the organization but shakes it off by saying, “Today’s Jack and Jill is not … Continue reading 2010 WOMAN OF ACHIEVEMENT HONOR YOLANDA OLIVER, LINKS PRESIDENT, AND CHARMAYNE MILLS-EALY, JJ PASADENA PRESIDENT.

2010 Associates Support Inaugural Scholarship Jazz Event!

We were especially honored to have in person many Associate mothers of our Pasadena Chapter!  The Scholarship Champagne Jazz Brunch was held at Vila Sorriso Restaurant in Old Town Pasadena, and raised funds toward the new memorial Julia Scotton Scholarship Award for local youth. Eligibility and application at www.jjpasadena.org – just click Scholarships from the menu. Continue reading 2010 Associates Support Inaugural Scholarship Jazz Event!

2010 “A Jazz Brunch & Silent Auction” for Scholarships at Villa Sorriso

The Pasadena Chapter’s Fundraiser, to benefit our community, was held at Villa Sorriso Restaurant in Old Town Pasadena. NBC News Personality, Beverly White, was the Mistress of Ceremonies, and Author and Lecturer Dr. Anthony A. Samad was the auctioneer. After enjoying an extensive buffet, our generous guests participated in silent and live auctions to further benefit the new memorial Julia Scotton Jack and Jill Scholarship Award. The Pomona Chapter of Jack and Jill, in which the Scotton family held membership, also made a generous contribution in her honor. JJ Pasadena President Charmayne writes: Congratulations to Traci & our Wonderful Fundraising … Continue reading 2010 “A Jazz Brunch & Silent Auction” for Scholarships at Villa Sorriso

2008 “Visions of Black Pearls” Jazz Brunch

A wonderful Spring Afternoon at Twin Palms Restaurant in Pasadena, hosted by NBC News Anchor, Chris Schauble.  Entertainment included guitar and vocals of local teen talent Cheryl. “Visions of Black Pearls” Celebrating Children in Our Community Jazz Brunch Hosted By Chris Schauble, NBC4 News Anchor Sunday, May 4, 2008 10am – 2pm Twin Palms 101 West Green Street Old Pasadena, California 91105 Tickets $100 Net proceeds benefiting Jack & Jill of America Foundation and Pasadena Educational Foundation for John Muir High School Continue reading 2008 “Visions of Black Pearls” Jazz Brunch

2006 “50th Anniversary Jazz Brunch” at Twin Palms Highlights

  Happy 50th Birthday, Pasadena Chapter!  This year’s Twin Palms event honored Actress Victoria Rowell and the tremendous work of her foundation benefiting foster children. Our commemorative program also honored Educator Sheryl Orange Lee, Principal of John Muir High School, former Principle of Burbank Elementary, and a very dedicated member of the Pasadena Chapter. Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Pasadena Chapter celebrates its 50th Anniversary on Sunday, November 5, 2006 at Twin Palms Restaurant in Pasadena with a star-studded Jazz Brunch headlined by Grammy® nominated guitarist and composer, Doc Powell. This year’s gala honorees include Emmy® nominated actress and … Continue reading 2006 “50th Anniversary Jazz Brunch” at Twin Palms Highlights