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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.
The Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. (JLC) is excited to host its first ever Virtual Leadership Summit on Saturday, September 19. The leadership experience will bring together a diverse panel of inspiring women from within the Charlotte community to share how they stepped up to the plate in leadership and in life. The speaker lineup… Read More
In this time of crisis, the health and safety of our volunteers, staff and partners are our highest priorities. As such, the Junior League of Charlotte will operate one phase behind the most conservative of the enacted government guidelines until the end of the calendar year (Dec 31, 2020). The JLC building will also remain… Read More
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. Participants wear one black dress for five consecutive days and are encouraged to harness the power of social media to drive online donations. The purpose of LBDI is not just to… Read More
The Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI) is a week-long campaign that uses the iconic 'little black dress' to raise awareness about poverty in Mecklenburg County. Participants wear the same dress for five consecutive days and are encouraged to harness the power of their social media platforms to drive online donations. All funds raised directly support the work and mission of the Junior League: promoting voluntarism, developing community leaders, and improving the community.
The LBDI was first started 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.
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.
Due to COVID-19, The Junior League of Charlotte’s Third Annual Working Lunch featuring Judge Glenda Hatchett has been postponed to the fall.
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