2017-2018 Fact Sheet
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.
Reaching Out Statement
The Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. and The Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) reach out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism.
The Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. will be a leading force in improving the lives of children and families in the Charlotte community.
The Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. (JLC) commits financial and volunteer resources to community agencies and projects that are based on the needs of the Charlotte community and that are in line with the JLC community initiatives.
Community Projects for 2017-2018
Since June 2013, the JLC has embraced the Healthy Family Initiative (HFI), an expansion of the Healthy Child Initiative, focusing on the physical, dental and mental health needs of Charlotte area children with an emphasis on the importance of family decisions and their impact on children.
|Community Projects and Placements||Dollars Allocated||Estimated Volunteer Hours|
|Alexander Youth Network||$1,000||720|
|Big Shots Saturdays||$6,500||1,600|
|Center for Community Transitions||$4,000||600|
|Circle de Luz||$3,750||1,160|
|Done in a Day||$1,500||1,600|
|Give Kids a Smile||$2,500||880|
|Healing Hearts for Hemby||$2,250||800|
|Kids in the Kitchen||$1,500||1000|
JLC Cornerstone Project at Reid Park Academy
The JLC Cornerstone Project at Reid Park Academy began with a partnership with the Council for Children’s Rights and other agencies to support the most vulnerable families at Reid Park Academy by providing a collaborative system of care with comprehensive and accessible support services. Since 2013, the JLC has provided over $300,000 to support the JLC Cornerstone Project at Reid Park Academy and will continue to provide additional financial investments in the replication of the system of care model. In addition to the financial commitment, the JLC will provide up to $500,000 worth of volunteer time at Reid Park Academy over a 5-year period from 2013 to 2018.
- 1,800-plus Charlotte area women are members of the JLC.
- More than 700 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 1000 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 150 women have entered our Provisional Course seeking JLC membership.
Training and Education
The Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. provides diverse opportunities to its membership and the community for training and personal development with programs such as Get on Board, the Leadership Development Institute (LDI), the Mentor Program and the Public Policy Institute (PPI) and with training workshops focused on a variety of professional, career, leadership, health and personal growth topics that translate into personal, professional and civic success for our members.
In addition to its direct community service, the JLC engages in advocacy related to its Healthy Family Initiative at the local, state and national level. The JLC’s Advocacy and Public Awareness Committee, in partnership with the JLC Public Policy Institute, provides educational workshops to members on issues important to the Healthy Family Initiative and shares ways JLC members and community stakeholders can advocate to make an impact. Each spring the JLC hosts the Annual Public Officials Breakfast attended by city, county, state and federal elected officials including representatives from the Charlotte City Council, the Mecklenburg County Board of County Commissioners, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Board of Education, the North Carolina Legislature, the United States Congress, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of North Carolina, the Mecklenburg County Sherriff’s Office, the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office and the Mecklenburg County Courts.
Points of Interest
- Founded in 1926, the JLC has provided more than 1.5 million volunteer hours and more than $13.5 million to the community in its 90 years of leadership and service.
- 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.
Arina Kirk, President
Alicia Morris Rudd, President-Elect
Christine Sperow, Communications Manager
1332 Maryland Avenue Charlotte, NC 28209
Phone: (704) 375-5993 Fax:(704) 375-9730