Community Impact

The Junior League of Charlotte has a 93 year history of serving our community. During this time, we have donated over $13.5 million in grants and special projects, and provided more than 1.5 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.

Community Focus

School Ready:

The JLC partners with our community to ensure 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.

Advocacy

The Junior League of Charlotte’s Advocacy and Public Awareness (APA) 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 membership and the community.

APA 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

APA is currently engaged in anti-trafficking efforts and focused on spreading awareness, advocating for survivors, and community collaboration. Together with the community, we strive to shed light on domestic human trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation of children. To learn more about our advocacy efforts, please click here.