Our Founder

Jaylene Moseley

May 26, 1949 — May 25, 2019

Jaylene Moseley was Flintridge Center’s founder and longtime President. Jaylene focused her professional and philanthropic energies in Northwest Pasadena and Altadena for more than 30 years. As Flintridge President, she convened community stakeholders and facilitated partnerships and collaborative action to improve the quality of life for the area’s children, youth and families. From 1986 through 2007, she served as Managing Director of Flintridge Foundation, leading various local collaborative efforts and marshalling cross-sector resources to address issues of community concern. In 2003, she formed a collaboration of students, community members, and local nonprofit, civic and business leaders to respond to the lack of after-school programs at John Muir High School. This led to the formation of Mustangs on the Move, which provided educational and enrichment activities on Muir’s campus for a decade. Jaylene served on the reinvention team that guided the high school’s restructuring into small learning academies, and she spearheaded the launch of the Apprenticeship Preparation Program, which prepares community members returning home from incarceration for careers in the construction trades. Jaylene was also the founder of the J. L. Moseley Company, which developed and managed commercial real estate in Northwest Pasadena and Altadena for two decades, with the goal of promoting neighborhood renewal and empowerment. Past efforts include successfully mobilizing a task force of residents, youth, businesses and city agencies to revitalize a blighted section of Lincoln Avenue near John Muir High School. Strongly committed to sustainability, the company developed the first Gold LEED-Certified building in Pasadena in 2006. Jaylene also managed, pro bono, the 2007 development of the Mothers’ Club Gold LEED-Certified building.

Jaylene Moseley was an agent of change whose values continue to guide our organization:

we celebrate resilience, practice humility, and take comfort in community

We honor Jaylene’s legacy and carry forward her vision.