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Junior League Hosts Real-Life Mom from “The Blind Side” at Gala on May 17

JUNIOR LEAGUE TO HOST GALA EVENT ‘FOSTERING STRENGTH’ ON MAY 17 Leigh Anne Tuohy, real-life mom from The Blind Side, headlines the dinner & silent auction. Fostering_Strength_Release CEDAR RAPIDS – Laticia Aossey, a former foster teen, credits the work of the women of Junior League of Cedar Rapids (JLCR) with helping her find her passion in life: Helping kids and teens who have experienced a life like...

Blogging JLCR: Laticia Explains It All

Laticia Aossey is a member of AMP (Achieving Maximum Potential), the teen foster care group that JLCR members help with on the first and third Thursdays of each month. In 2014, Laticia graduated from high school a semester early. She earned a scholarship to the University of Northern Iowa, and is looking forward to studying social work in Cedar Falls in the fall. She is an amazing young woman who has meant a...

Blogging JLCR: Finding a Perfect Placement

Second-year active member Sally Sandberg serves as 2013-14’s assistant chair for membership recruitment. Beginning June 1, 2014, she will be JLCR’s chair of membership recruitment.      When I think back to when I was a new member with Junior League of Cedar Rapids three years ago, I clearly recall the membership recruitment duo of Nikki Lee and Laurie Wahlert. More importantly, I remember...

Blogging JLCR: A few hours can mean so much

In May, JLCR then-first-year Active Michelle Foley shared this story with her advisor Kristy Marxen and 2012-13 JLCR President Kristin Roberts after an AMP meeting. Those who know Michelle’s kind and generous spirit understand that this story was sent with the intention of simply sharing the mark AMP made on her life. The impact we can have on our AMP teens’ lives with just a few hours of our time is really...

Blogging JLCR: What you gain

Jen Neumann is a past President and past Sustainer President for Junior League of Cedar Rapids. We wanted to hear what she learned from her time in League – and how her JLCR experiences readied her to join with a business partner and open DeNovo Marketing (named one of the coolest places to work in the Corridor – how awesome is that?!).    When you’re tired and over-scheduled and the...
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