America stands at a crossroads. George Floyd joins countless Black Americans who, due to systemic racism and discriminatory policies, lost their lives — in plain view, in broad daylight, with blatant disregard for the basic rights of all Americans. If our country’s majority does not choose now to work to correct the gross injustices that persist throughout society, the future is bleak for all of us. Jackie Robinson’s decades-old pronouncement resonates today: “There’s not an American in this country free until each one of us is free.” With allies of all races and backgrounds, the Jackie Robinson Foundation will continue to work to level the playing field in education and in the workplace – and through the Jackie Robinson Museum will pro-mote dialogue that paves a humanitarian path forward consistent with the values for which Jackie and Rachel Robinson stood and fought.
The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) mourns the loss of NBA legend and civil rights activist, Bill Russell. Russell was a longstanding JRF supporter, sharing his…July 31, 2022 Read More
The Jackie Robinson Foundation salutes a woman of enduring strength, grace, and fortitude as she marks her 100th birthday. With a legacy rooted in philanthropy,…July 19, 2022 Read More
JACKIE ROBINSON FOUNDATION RECEIVES $1 MILLION GRANT FROM WELLS FARGO TO SUPPORT ITS SIGNATURE JRF IMPACT PROGRAM The initiative builds on Foundation’s nearly 50-year-old Mentoring…May 26, 2022 Read More
On April 15, 1947, 75 years ago, Jackie Robinson stepped onto Ebbets Field as a Brooklyn Dodger, changing baseball – and changing the course of…April 15, 2022 Read More
The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) mourns the loss of venerable actor, civil rights activist, and friend Sidney Poitier. Poitier is a global icon, whose profound…January 10, 2022 Read More
the Jackie Robinson Foundation family is saddened by the passing of JRF Alumnae, Laurie M. Dickey ’90. Laurie’s mastery and love of teaching, passionate advocacy for students, and commitment to community were evident to all who knew her. She carried herself with an authentic grace and warmth that put everyone she encountered at ease and made her infinitely likable.January 3, 2022 Read More