Jericho Road Roxbury
In 2012, First Parish Milton, along with two other UU churches – First Church in Boston and First Parish in Brookline – established the Jericho Road Project in Roxbury under the auspices of the UU Urban Ministry. Already successful in other cities, including Lowell, Worcester, Pasadena, CA, and now in Dallas, TX, the launch of Jericho Road in Roxbury was envisioned to support and strengthen non-profit organizations serving the greater Roxbury community in Boston, while affording UU congregations in the greater Boston area the opportunity to join together in service.
Let’s make a greater difference.
Jericho Road Roxbury strengthens Roxbury-based nonprofits by matching them with the talents of skilled professionals, to help these nonprofits better meet their missions and deliver services more effectively. With short-term, well-defined projects done at no cost to nonprofits, our model promotes community development, strengthens social services, and enriches the lives of everyone involved.
How does it work?
In a nutshell:
- Volunteers with professional skills offer their services through Jericho Road Roxbury
- Non-profit organizations request services through Jericho Road Roxbury
- Jericho Road Roxbury matches the volunteer with the non-profit organization
- Projects are completed.
- Evaluations are written.
What have we done so far?
Some of the non-profit organizations who have had successful projects completed through Jericho Road include:
- The City School
- Diamond Girls
- The Family Van
- The Food Project
- La Alianza Hispana
- Louis D. Brown Peace Institute
- Mass Alliance for Adult Literacy
- Mission Hill Youth Collaborative
- Project HIP-HOP
- South End/Lower Roxbury Youth Workers’ Alliance
- Vibrant Boston
- WAITT House
Click here to see our current list of volunteer opportunities!
Won’t you join us?
“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
Jericho Road Roxbury is a program administered by the Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry.