About

Mission Statement

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.

Diversity and Inclusion Commitment Statement

The Junior League welcomes all women who value our Mission. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations and communities.

Vision Statement

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

Leadership Development

The JLC provides a number of leadership training programs and opportunities for our members to both maximize their contributions to the mission and extend that service into their professional and charitable endeavors. Leadership programs include Get on Board, the Leadership Development Institute (LDI), the Mentor Program, and the Public Policy Institute (PPI). Additional monthly workshops, Training Tuesdays, focus on a variety of professional, leadership, health and personal growth topics.

Community Impact

The Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. (JLC) commits financial and volunteer resources to community agencies and projects that focus on the most critical needs of the Charlotte community. Starting June 1, 2018, the JLC began partnering with our community to ensure that all children are school ready by focusing on health and educational needs of children from birth to fifth grade in priority areas of Mecklenburg County

2020-2021 Community Projects and Partnerships

Bright Blessings

Center for Community Transitions

Charlotte Speech & Hearing Center

Classroom Central

Digi-bridge

Done In A Day

Healthy Beginnings

Kids in the Kitchen

ParentChild+

Renaissance West Community Initiative

Second Harvest Food Bank

Sugar Creek Charter School

Thompson Child and Family Focus

The Membership

Junior League of Charlotte (JLC) members serve on numerous boards and coalitions throughout the region, as well as lead a variety of business, civic, and nonprofit organizations.

–        Nearly 1,600 Charlotte area women are current members of the JLC.

–        More than 650 of our members are Active members who engage in hands-on community and internal volunteer commitments and manage our organization. Most of our Active members also work in a variety of industries across the Charlotte region.

–       Nearly 1,000 of our members are Sustaining members who have previously served as Active members of our League but now serve in advisory roles and provide support to the JLC.

–       More than 140 women have entered our Provisional Course seeking JLC membership.

The Junior League welcomes all women who value our Mission. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations and communities.

Advocacy

The JLC engages in Advocacy at the local, state and national level through researching and addressing issues relevant to our community focus. The JLC’s Advocacy and Public Awareness Committee, in partnership with the JLC Public Policy Institute, educates JLC members, community organizations, and policy-makers on issues facing the communities we serve. Our advocacy efforts fall into the following categories:

–          Draft policy recommendations

–          Act as JLC liaisons with city, state and federal legislators

–          Host voter registration drives and Meet the Candidate events

The JLC Advocacy and Public Awareness Committee provides an opportunity to engage public officials through the Annual Public Officials Breakfast, held at the JLC headquarters each spring.

Points of Interest

–          The JLC is a member of The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI), which is comprised of 292 Leagues throughout the U.S., Great Britain, Mexico and Canada, with a collective membership of more than 155,000 women.

–          Founded in 1926, when 30 women came together to establish the Junior League Baby Home to provide care for orphaned children.

–          Junior League of Charlotte members have donated more than 1.6 million volunteer hours in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community.

–          The Junior League of Charlotte has donated more than $13.7 million in contributions to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community.

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