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Annual Summer Job Fair

African American news from Pasadena - Summer Job FairThe Pasadena Department of Social Services Office will have their annual summer job fair.

Job seekers should be dressed in professional attire, bring extra copies of their resume and be ready for possible on-the-spot interviews.

This event is sponsored by the Jackie Robinson Community Center, Managed Care Solutions (Alhambra Job Club) and the L.A. County Office of Education.

For more information, please contact Jerry Babajanians at (626) 791-6430 or Curtis Davis at (626) 791-6714.

The summer job fair will be held Saturday, June 27, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Jackie Robinson Community Center located at 1020 N. Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103.

African American News from Pasadena - Annual Pasadena MarathonPasadena Marathon

The Fifth Annual Pasadena Marathon is around the corner. Spectators can come out and root for friends, love ones and other runners competing in the 5k, 10k and half marathon-with kids competing in the 1k.

Enjoy live entertainment, food and retailers at the Race Day Festival. There's even a Kids Zone for the Children!

Sunday, June 30th

  • 5:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. -– Race Day Festival
  • 6:30 a.m. -- Half Marathon Start
  • 7:00 a.m. -- 10K and 5K Start
  • 8:00 a.m. -- Kids' Run Start

Pasadena City College, 1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106.


Beginning at 5:30 a.m. on race day, Pasadena Police will begin securing the race route. Streets will re-open on a rolling basis based on a 15-minute per mile pace with a complete course re-opening by 10:30 a.m. Expect delays when traveling in Pasadena on race day, your patience and observance of traffic control is appreciated. For more information about speci­fic road closures and special race day travel including instructions for faith based organizations along the route, please visit www.pasadenamarathon.org.

African American news from Pasadena - Annual Juneteenth Festival and Open House



African American news from Pasadena - Rose Bowl Stadium events and news Rose Bowl Roundup Newsletter

Get the latest information on the Rose Bowl renovation through this month's Rose Bowl Roundup Newsletter.

In this edition, you will find information on the completion and open house for the Stadium's Pavilion, local hiring, 4th of July Americafest Celebration and much more. To access, please click here.

African American news from Pasadena - Day One teens present Push Play Pasadena festivalDay One Presents PUSH PLAY PASADENA

Uniting youth through arts and music, Push Play Pasadena is the first ever Pasadena Youth Music & Arts Festival.

Push Play Pasadena is an event designed for teens by teens to both support and showcase local artists and musicians of all ages while creating an eclectic environment filled with creativity, compassion, and community.

We are currently accepting applications for:

  • artists/ performer
  • vendors
  • hosts for interactive activity stations (a creative activity where youth are given an opportunity to take part in something hands on. Examples include:
    • jewelry making,
    • graffiti,
    • t-shirt construction/deconstruction, and
    • crafting.

For more information, visit our website www.dayonepasadena.org.

 African American news from Pasadena - Alkebu-lan pre-Juneteenth celebration "Know Thyself" series"Know Thyself" Series Pre-Juneteenth Educational Event

Alkebu-lan Cultural Center, in collaboration with Jackie Robinson Community Center, presents a Pre-Juneteenth educational event with keynote speaker John Hill, Author & Motivational Speaker and Master of Ceremony Mr. Roscoe Lee Owens, CEO-Jazz Zone.

Enjoy spoken word from professional artist Ms. Aldonia Bailey and entertainment by Rhythms of the Village.

The observance of the Juneteenth celebration highlights the journey and achievement of African Americans - from a horrific period of sanctioned enslavement to the pinnacle of human endeavors. June 19, 1865, was the day word reached the enslaved in Galveston, Texas that emancipation had been made formal, however emancipation had been established legally since January, 1, 1863.

This is a FREE event and all are welcomed.  Join us Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. at 1435 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103.

African American news from Pasadena - Pasadena Police Department Annual Classic Car Show fund raiser12th Annual Classic Car Show

The Pasadena Police Department will host the Twelfth Annual Classic Car Show sponsored by the Paseo Colorado. Several hot rods and vintage cars, ranging from 1900-1974, will be on display.

There will be live music, raffle prizes, food booths and an auction for a police helicopter ride.

The public is welcome at no charge.

Anyone, including city employees, wishing to enter a car may do so up to the morning of the event, but pre-registering is recommended.

All proceeds of the event go to benefit the Police Activities League, Police Explorer Post #19 and Haven House, a home for battered women and their families.

Awards will be given in several categories for the best cars.

Please join us for a great time with friends and family! Inquiries regarding the Car Show may be forwarded to Officer Cristian Allen via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call at 626-744-7656.

This exciting event will be held Sunday June 16, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. on Green Street at the Paseo Colorado.

African American news from Pasadena - Opera Pasadena presents Sing A Song of Shakespeare at the Pacific Asia Museum Sing A Song of Shakespeare

Opera Pasadena will present "SING A SONG OF SHAKESPEARE".

The program will include solo songs found in many of the plays, as well as operatic settings from "Romeo and Juliet," "The Merry Wives of Windsor" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream."

Admission is $15.00.

Call Barbara Ebert at 626-398-0658 for reservations. The museum is handicapped-accessible.

This sampling of Shakespeare will be held Sunday, June 16, 2013 from 2:30 p.m. at the Pacific Asia Museum Recital Hall located at 46 N Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101.

African American news from Pasadena - Pasadena LEARNs five-week summer activitiesSummer Academics and Enrichment Activities

Pasadena LEARNs offers five weeks of summer academics and enrichment activities.

The program is free Monday through Thursday for all PUSD students who attend a school that has a LEARNs afterschool program.

Visit www.gopusd.com/learns or call (626) 396-3614 for more information.

Join us from June 11th through July 12th.

African American news from Pasadena - Pasadena Educational Foundation Summer ProgramSummer Enrichment Program

The Pasadena Educational Foundation is once again offering its popular Summer Enrichment Program to K-8 and high school students, with classes ranging from Creative Writing to Chess.

High school credit classes are also available.

Registration is open and classes are filling up fast, so visit www.pasedfoundation.org/summer or call (626) 396-3625 to enroll.

African American news from Pasadena - Summer Day CampsSummer Day Camps

The City of Pasadena offers a variety of summer day camps. Registration is now under way.

For more information, please contact the City of Pasadena Recreation Office at (626) 744-7500 or visit http://www.ci.pasadena.ca.us/HumanServices/Summer_Day_Camps/.

Day Camps are scheduled from June 17th through August 19th.

African American news from Pasadena - summer school in the park by El Centro de Accion SocialSummer School in the Park

El Centro de Accion Social offers Summer School in the Park for kindergarten through 12th grade students.

For more information call (626) 792-3148 or go to www.elcentropasadena.org.

This opportunity will be held from June 24th through July 26th.

African American news from Pasadena - NATHA offers COOL Academy summer sessionsCOOL Academy

Neighbors Acting Together Helping All (NATHA) offers its Community of Organized Learners Academy (COOL) for K-6 grade students in two sessions.

COOL academy provides science, math and language enrichment activities, field trips and more. Each three week session is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and costs $25 per child. Space is limited.

For more information, contact NATHA at (626) 794-8889 or visit natharebuilds.org/cool-summer-program.

The sessions start June 17th.

Summer School Opportunity

The SKILLZ collaborative provides summer school for incoming 9th and 10th grade students who are at academic risk.

With the Flintridge Center as the lead agency, the collaborative is composed of nonprofit organizations including PUSD, the city of Pasadena, Day One and the Lake Avenue Community Foundation.

The program provides students with life skills training in the morning and pre-algebra and credit recovery A-G academic classes in algebra 1 and English 1 during the afternoon. For more information, contact the Flintridge Center at (626) 786-2341 or www.flintridge.org.

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