The Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. (JLC) has a deep and rich history of serving our community. We have donated over $13.7 million in grants and special projects and provided more than 1.6 million volunteer hours. The JLC’s Community Impact teams’ partner with nonprofit agencies and support their programs with passionate, trained volunteers. For a list of current community projects, click here.
Children’s Mental and Physical Health:
The Junior League of Charlotte partners with our community to ensure that children from kindergarten to fifth grade have support and access to mental and physical health programs in priority areas of Mecklenburg County.
- Promote Healthy Living – fitness, understanding nutrition and encouraging healthy choices and behavior.
- Support Mental Well-Being including toxic stress, bullying, abuse & neglect and supporting safe spaces.
- Provide Access to Healthcare and Food – Increase access to healthcare including immunizations and health screenings. Improve access to affordable, well-rounded meals.
Done in a Day (DIAD):
DIAD is a committee within the Junior League of Charlotte that assists local organizations by planning events where committee members and other JLC members can volunteer. Participants assist with various community service projects within JLC priority zip codes focusing on the mental and physical health of children from kindergarten to fifth grade.
Past Projects Include:
- Transformations by Charlotte Angels
- Baby Bundles
- Diaper Bank of North Carolina
- Charlotte Youth Ballet
- Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
- Bee Mighty
- Charlotte Mecklenburg Academy
- Read Charlotte
- Charlotte Community Services Association
- Dress for Success
- Smart Start
- The Relatives
We will review all requests and arrange volunteer commitments with nonprofit organizations where we feel we can best be of service. Projects impacting children, kindergarten to fifth grade and in our priority zip codes, will be given preference but others are not excluded.
The Junior League of Charlotte’s Public Policy and Advocacy (PPA) committee identifies and researches policy issues important to the JLC, advocating on its behalf. It builds coalitions with like-minded organizations and promotes awareness and dialogue among JLC members and the community.
PPA educates League members, community organizations and policy-makers on issues facing JLC members and 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
To learn more about our advocacy efforts, please click here.