Our History

2003 Jericho Road Project

The First Parish Unitarian Universalist church in Concord, MA, launched The Jericho Road Project in 2003. The church envisioned bridging volunteer professionals from Concord, MA, with the needs of non-profit organizations serving residents in nearby Lowell, MA. These professionals provided critical and free consulting services the nonprofits could often not afford on their own, such as marketing, business development, IT and web design, and strategic planning.

2005 Lawrence, MA

Jericho Road Lawrence was born out of the passionate desire of a small group of individuals from the North Andover North Parish Unitarian Universalist Church wishing to address dramatic socio-economic disparities in Greater Lawrence.

2009 Worcester, MA

Jericho Road Worcester launched in June 2009 under the guidance of community churches and the Jericho Road Project to harness skills of local professionals.

2010 Pasadena, CA

Jericho Road Pasadena, the first west coast affiliate of the successful Jericho Road Project, was launched by members of Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church of Pasadena.

2012 Roxbury, MA

Jericho Road Roxbury launched in late 2012 as a project of the Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry to increase the capacity of the nonprofit community in the Boston neighborhood of Roxbury.

2012 Exploratory Work Begins in Dallas

A strong leadership team was formed to determine the need for a Jericho Road Project affiliate in Dallas. Interviews were held with more than 30 Dallas nonprofit organizations to assess whether they saw the need for this new nonprofit in our community. All indicated this would be an important initiative for Dallas and many were interested in securing volunteer professional assistance to meet their organization’s needs.

March 2014 Executive Director

After an exhaustive search, Jennifer Knoeber was selected as Executive Director to lead Jericho Road Dallas.

May 2013 Ride to Jericho

Senior Minister Rev. Dr. Daniel Kanter completed a 2,307 mile bicycle ride from Dallas to Concord, MA, raising well over $30,000 from donors all across the country.

July 2014 501(c)3

Jericho Road Dallas received its official 501(c)3 designation, completing the final launch phase for the first Texas site.