Junior League of Charlotte

About the JLC

Mission Statement
The Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. (JLC) 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. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

Reaching Out Statement
The Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. (JLC) and The Association of Junior Leagues International reach out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism.

Vision Statement
The Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. (JLC) will be a leading force in improving the lives of children and families in this community.

Community Commitment
The JLC annually reviews project proposals submitted by community agencies and/or League focus area committees. Final decisions are voted upon by the membership and are based on community needs, membership interest, and available League resources.

2013-14 Projects and Placements
Since 2006, the JLC has focused on the Healthy Child Initiative (HCI). The goal of HCI is to promote and support the physical, dental and mental health needs of children age 0-17 years and their families. For the 2012-2013 year, the JLC will contribute a total of $145,970 and 393 volunteers to the following community programs for an estimated 15,720 hours, which computes to a monetary value of $335,779. The total monetary value for the 2012-2013 year is $481,749.

Alexander Youth Network $10,000
Allegro Foundation
Arts for Life at Presbyterian Hemby Children's Hopsital
Big Shots Saturday $11,000
Chameleon’s Journey $10,000
Child Life at Levine Children's Hospital $2,500
Circle de Luz $4,000
Discovery Place $9,500
Done in a Day $1,000
JLC Enrichment (working with 2 Community Partners below) $15,970
   * Salvation Army
   * The Learning Collaborative
JLC Family Resource Center at Levine Children's Hospital $2,000
JLC Puppets $1,000
JLC WearHouse (volunteers)
JLC Smiles $7,000
Go Kids Go! $8,000
Kids HealthLink $12,000
Kids in the Kitchen $7,500
KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) $12,000
Mental Health Awareness $6,000
Ronald McDonald House $2,500
Speakers' Bureau $4,000
Thompson Child & Family Focus

$5,087 will be available for Enabling Funds to be distributed in the 2012-2013 year. Enabling Funds are used for the following: to provide community needs where volunteers may not be necessary or appropriate; to provide a means of responding to short-term or immediate needs; or to facilitate start-up programs. The average Enabling Funds grant in 2011-2012 was between $300 and $1,000.

Community Endowment
JLC has established an Endowment Fund to secure our chapter's long-term financial future. 

Our Chapter & Membership

  • Founded in 1926, the JLC has given more than one million volunteer hours and $12.9 million to the local community. 
  • Approximately 2,045 Charlotte-area women are members of the JLC.
  • 89 provisionals, or members-to-be, engage in a six-month training course along with hands-on volunteer placement.
  • 760 actives members who fulfill community volunteer commitments as well as manage the organization. More than 70% of the actives are employed, either part- or full-time.
  • 1,196 sustainers, or sustaining members, who serve in advisory roles and provide support for JLC activities, but are not involved with the League on a daily basis.
  • The Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. is a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI). The AJLI is comprised of 292 Leagues throughout the U.S., Great Britain, Mexico, and Canada, with a collective membership of over 155,000 women.

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