The CRIER | Summer 2016 2017 league year. The focus, being support and development of women, is a ten-year plan toward increasing the business, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills of women. The JLP’s new vision statement is as follows: “The Junior League of Pasadena empowers women to break barriers in order to build their futures and strengthen their communities.”
The Junior League of Savannah The Junior League of Savannah (JLS) has a mission this league year to be an inspiration to the women and children in their community through action and leadership of trained volunteers. JLS members are able to take advantage of planned training offerings and network opportunities at General Membership Meetings, Training Workshops, and within their placements. The JLS plans to focus on community efforts by introducing their new community impact strategy, which will further their volunteer impact to their current programs: Backpack Buddies, Ronald McDonald House, and FitKidsFest. “As we celebrate a milestone anniversary, we celebrate what we have accomplished as women working together. The Junior League woman is one of compassion, strength, and determination. We have strengthened our community through our determination to embrace diverse perspectives, build partnership, and inspire shared solutions. For 90 years, we have been a part of our community’s history. And we have lived up to our vision of being women around the world as catalysts for lasting community change,” said Jennifer Claiborne, JLS President 2015-2016. The JLS is celebrating 90 years in the Savannah community by participating (along with other Junior Leagues of Georgia) in the Little Black Dress initiative – a campaign to raise awareness of the challenges that 1.8 million people in Georgia living in poverty. More than 50 JLS members and Community Advisory Board members wore the same black dress or outfit for five working days in a row to highlight how limited resources impact the ability to afford work-appropriate clothing needed for economic growth above the poverty line; and to understand how limited resources can affect daily life. Participants in the Little Black Dress initiative wore a button stating, “Ask Me About My Dress,” allowing them the opportunity to discuss the initiative, as well as, share information about the JLS and their accomplishments through their 90 years of service in the community.
The CRIER is the official magazine of the Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. (JLC) and is published four times a year.