The Junior League of Cedar Rapids
The Junior League of Cedar Rapids sprang into action upon discovering the harsh realities youth aging out of the foster care system face. The League found a need to teach skills to the youth, who are dramatically more at risk of exploitation, homelessness and addiction. They developed the Bridging the G.A.P project.
The Junior League of Wichita
In 2008, the Wichita area experienced a surge in child fatalities. Outraged, determined and compelled to take action, the Junior League of Wichita members started work on a project that would combat child abuse through spreading awareness and intervention.
The Junior League of Cincinnati
Refugee families are often some of the most overlooked groups in any community. The Junior League of Cincinnati saw a huge need to close the gap between the services being provided and refugees’ immediate and long-term needs.
The Junior League of Lufkin
For years, many different groups in Angelina County, TX had sponsored a back-to-school supply giveaway to provide backpacks, school supplies and health screenings to families in need, allowing under-resourced students to start the school year on an equal footing with other students. However, with all of the different events being held all over the county it made for a huge duplication of services and an inefficient use of resources.
The JLL consulted with other service agencies in the community, visited other school-readiness projects, and began formulating the plan for its fully centralized Back to School Bonanza.
The Junior League of Orange County, CA
Foster care has long been an important focus for the Junior League of Orange County, as it has been for many other Leagues.
But what JLOCC has achieved over the last decade demonstrates what can happen when a League thinks long term…and big.Find out more about this year's recipient >
The Junior League of Tulsa
The Department of Justice says that Oklahoma incarcerates more women, per capita, than any other state in the nation. Alarmed by that statistic, the Junior League of Tulsa took action.
The Junior League of Collin County
Juvenile crime is a problem with far reaching effects for the youth, family and communities where they live. The JLCC has partnered with the Collin County Juvenile Probation Services (Juvenile Probation Services) to provide selected first time, nonviolent youth a structured mentoring program that specifically addresses behavior that will equip them with the tools to be successful after they are released from probation.
The Junior League of Phoenix
In 2011, Arizona was named the 35th most obese state, with an obesity rate that has doubled over the last 15 years. This led the Junior League of Phoenix to believe that something needed to be done with regards to obesity prevention and nutrition education. As a result, the Junior League of Phoenix's Kids in the Kitchen initiative was born.
The Junior League of Boca Raton
A few years ago, the League was moved by the finding that one in three families nationally are unable to provide diapers for their children and that more than two hundred thousand families living in their very own community needed them on a regular basis.
The Junior League of Fort Worth
The Junior League of Fort Worth found a partner in a nonprofit called Opening Doors for Women in Need whose central mission is to empower women to become independent providers for their families.