Community Impact

The Junior League of Charlotte 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.

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.

Done in A Day:

DIAD is a committee within the Junior League of Charlotte that assists local organizations by planning events where committee members and other Junior League members can volunteer. Participants assist with various community service projects within JLC priority zip codes focusing on health and education needs of children from birth to fifth grade.

Past Projects:

  • Charlotte Mecklenburg Academy
  • Promising Pages
  • Read Charlotte
  • Bright Blessings
  • Charlotte Community Services Association
  • Dress for Success
  • Smart Start
  • The Relatives

Ideal projects:

  • Just need “hands for a day”
  • Are 4-6 hours long
  • Require a minimum of 2 volunteers

Submit an online application for volunteers for your Done In A Day project

We will review all requests and arrange volunteer commitments with nonprofit organizations where we feel we can best be of service. Projects impacting children, birth to 5th 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 membership 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.