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Human Services & Recreation Department

  • Jackie Robinson Community Center

    1020 North Fair Oaks Ave.• Pasadena, CA 91103
    Phone: (626) 744-7300 • Fax: (626) 798-5834 
     

    Hours of Operation:  Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
      Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
      Saturday & Sunday Closed; Available only by reservation
    Center Supervisor:  Jarvis Emerson
    jemerson@cityofpasadena.net 

    The Jackie Robinson Center is a multi-purpose social service delivery center that provides assistance to a culturally, economically, and socially diverse population in the Northwest area of Pasadena.

    The 1974 dedication of this 17,800 square feet facility is of significant importance because the center is named after one of this country's great African-American leaders, Jackie Robinson. Given the name of this community center, staff strives to address every problem, concern and/or situation with knowledge, compassion, dignity, and respect. Our overall method to addressing the needs of the community is the collaborative and holistic approach. We work with community based organizations and agencies that are housed at the center as well as independent resources to enhance the quality of the life for our clientele.

    The following are examples of services provided at the center:
    Health Services such as Podiatry, Blood Pressure/Blood Sugar Screening, Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy program, Annual Flu shot/Health Fair, Educational Programs (primarily G.E.D. and Tutoring), Recreational/Cultural Activities, Information and Referral, Legal Counseling (Pro-Bono Attorney), Substance Abuse, Case Management, Nutritional Programs, Emergency Assistance to Low Income Families, Senior Advocacy, Recreational Activities for Senior Citizens, Social Security/SSI Information, and Income Tax Assistance.

    The center also coordinates major events that include Senior Citizen Day Camp, Annual Craft Bonanza Showcase, and the Gatekeeper Program for the frail elderly and disabled persons, and is the headquarters for planning the Annual Black History Parade and Festival. The center may be open on weekends by reservation or for scheduled special events. We serve persons of all ages from youth to senior citizens. Many of the services offered are free or have nominal fees. For more information, please call (626) 744-7300.