The Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, to developing the potential of women and to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
This Monday, we are featuring Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. (JLC) member Ashley Soublet as part of our Member Monday series. Ashley is the JLC’s very first Executive Vice President and currently works for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Read more about the native on the JLC Link Blog.
This Monday, we are featuring Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. (JLC) member Jessica Dienna as part of our Member Monday series. Jessica is the chair of the Membership Development committee and currently works for Ally Bank. Read more about the Georgia native on the JLC Link blog.
On Friday, April 27, local, state and federal officials will take part in a discussion organized by the JLC’s Advocacy and Public Awareness team to discuss the human trafficking problem in North Carolina. Read the press release here.
The Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI) is a week-long, social media driven fundraising campaign that uses the iconic 'little black dress' to raise awareness about poverty and its effects on women in society. Participants wear one little black dress for five consecutive days and are encouraged to harness the power of their social media platforms to drive online donations, which are collected through a charitable fundraising site. The funds raised make possible the work and mission of the Junior League: promoting voluntary service, developing the potential of women and improving the community.
The LBDI was pioneered by the Junior League of London who, during London Fashion week, wore the same black dress to work, parties, dinners and events to raise funds and increase awareness of poverty in the city. The campaign was such a success, the group called on Junior League chapters across the world to host their own LBDIs throughout the year.
In 2016 for our inaugural campaign the Junior League of Charlotte raised $25,000. Last year, the JLC had more than 100 participants raising $50,000 in one week. For the 2018 campaign, from February 26-March 2, the JLC exceeded it's goal by raising more than $66,000.
The goal of the Advocacy and Public Awareness team is to gain knowledge on the issues in the community and educate elected officials on the issues the Junior League of Charlotte has identified as areas of concern.
The League experience cultivates women into thoughtful and seasoned leaders and teaches them how to take on the toughest problems of the day and work collaboratively with all involved to arrive at pragmatic and sustainable solutions that have enhanced the quality of life in our culture.
Each member’s training starts with her Provisional course, and continues within her placement programs during her active years. In addition to the experiential training our members receive through various placements and projects, the JLC features an Education, Training and Advocacy Council that provides a variety of learning and enrichment opportunities for our members, serving the very heart of our mission.
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