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Junior League to Host ‘Welcome Night’ on Aug. 20

                                                                                                                                          JUNIOR LEAGUE TO HOST ‘WELCOME NIGHT’ ON AUG. 20 Women interested in volunteering & developing leadership skills are encouraged to attend FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                      ...

Junior League of Cedar Rapids: Fostering Strength

On May 30, Junior League of Cedar Rapids will host Vanessa Diffenbaugh, New York Times-bestselling author of “The Language of Flowers” and founder of the Camellia Network for Iowa’s largest foster care awareness event. There are more than 900 youth in the foster care system in Linn County alone. Come learn more about how we can work together to make life better for those who otherwise might fall between...

JLCR is Bridging the G.A.P.

BACKGROUND “BRIDGING THE G.A.P.”: Junior League of Cedar Rapids (JLCR) adopted its Bridging the G.A.P. (Guide. Advocate. Provide.) project in June 2011. Since, JLCR’s efforts have resulted in bi-monthly meetings with foster youth, development of a policy statement and advocacy efforts for those in the foster care system, and the donation of items young adults need to enter independent living. THE NEED:...

Junior League Announces New Project!

Of the approximately 900 children in foster care in the Cedar Rapids area, roughly 40% are teens. Every year, at least 25 of these teens turn 18 and graduate high school while in the foster care system. These teens often lack the support and resources that young adults need to live independently. To fill this important need in the community, JLCR announces its new project: Bridging the G.A.P.- Guide, Advocate,...

Welcome New Members!

JLCR is proud to welcome a brand new group of women into our organization. These ladies officially activated at our January general membership meeting, having spent the first portion of the year raising money for Four Oaks PHASE program and using a portion of the money to purchase Christmas presents for the teens. As you can see in their brief bios below, this is an incredibly strong group of women. We are excited...

JLCR Donates Clothes for Metro Threads

Junior League of Cedar Rapids (JLCR) members participated in a clothing drive in January called Metro Threads, which benefits students at Metro High School as they prepare to enter the workforce. The drive was one of JLCR’s Done in a Day (DIAD) projects, which are community service projects that are done one day out of every month from September through May. At the January General Membership Meeting JLCR members...

President’s Post: Learning the Legacy

When I became President of JLCR, I was committed to several things … but high on the list was re-engaging our Sustainers however possible. One such way was to get today’s members to know these incredible ladies of our past. How? Why not have a Sustainer speak at each GMM? I titled this new segment: “Learn the Legacy.” Thankfully, half-way into the League year, “Learn the Legacy” has been very...

New Member Class Brings Holiday Cheer to Teens

The membership committee is extremely proud of the work that the new members have done and will continue to work on in the New Year. These ladies are passionate, determined and enthusiastic, and JLCR is lucky and proud to have them as members. The new member class of 2010 spent November and December working to raise money for the teens of the Four Oaks PHASE program in Independence, Iowa. In a two-week timeframe,...

Donations Benefit CrossRoads Mission

Another successful Done In a Day (DIAD) project has been completed! DIADs are JLCR’s smaller community service projects that are done one day out of every month from September through May. During November’s DIAD, JLCR members donated an abundance of items to CrossRoads Mission in Cedar Rapids including toilet paper, diapers, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, and formula. According to Missy Dennis, DIAD...

New Issue Area: Teenage Development

Yesterday, JLCR held a community dialog at the Cedar Rapids Chamber of Commerce to announce the new issue area we are taking on. That issue is Teenage Development. This defined issue allows us to make a greater impact in the community by zeroing in on a particular area that affects women and children in our community. It will be our defined issue area for several years to come. In order to establish this issue...
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