Junior League of Charlotte

Legacy

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.

By populating the pipeline of qualified leadership, the Junior League has enhanced the ability and expanded the capacity of agencies and institutions to care for the sick, the poor, the abused, the uneducated and the underrepresented.

Among the many reforms in which The Junior League of Charlotte has played a role, either in name or behind the scenes, are:

  • Access to vaccinations for children
  • Education and provision of healthy food and nutrition for children
  • Securing the right to vote for women
  • Providing access to the arts
  • Advancing literacy for children and adults
  • Building awareness for the inadequacies of the justice system for adults and juveniles
  • Establishing museums for children
  • Support for victims of domestic violence, human trafficking, and cyberbullying, and education of the public about the issue
More than 1.5 million hours of volunteer service and more than $13.5 million has been contributed to the community by the Charlotte League in its 91-year history. Major projects supported by the Junior League of Charlotte since its founding include:

A Child’s Place

Alexander Youth Network

Arts for Life, Hemby Children’s Hospital

Baby Home

Big Shot Saturday/ Immunization Awareness

Charlotte Emergency Housing

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Senior Center

Charlotte Speech & Hearing

Charlotte Rehabilitation Hospital

Chameleon’s Journey

Chapel of Christ the King

Child Care Resources

Communities in Schools

CommunityLink

Council for Children’s Rights

Crisis Assistance Ministry

Discovery Place

Double Oaks Community Center

Drug Education Center

Family and Children’s Services

Florence Crittenton Services

Girl Scouts Camp

Girls on the Run

Guardian ad Litem

Habitat for Humanity

Hope Haven

International House

Johnston YMCA

 

Jump Start

Kids Café

Levine Children’s Hospital Family Resource Center

Loaves and Fishes

McCrorey YMCA

Metrolina AIDS Project

Mint Museum of Art

Nature Museum

Novant Hemby Children’s Hospital

Partnership for Children’s Dental Health

Reid Park Academy Community School

Seigle Avenue Preschool Cooperative

Selwyn Life Center

Spirit Square

Success by 6 Preschool Cooperative

Teen Health Connection

The Children’s Theatre of Charlotte

The Charlotte Nature Museum

The Council for Children’s Rights

The Relatives

Thompson Child & Focus

United Cerebral Palsy

United Way/ Homeless Awareness

Washington Heights Youth Academy

WHOA/Drug Education Center

Youth Homes, Inc