Current Community Projects

 

Girl League – Girl League is a one-day inspirational leadership development symposium geared towards high school girls with a focus on goal-setting skills and developing a positive outlook on life. This event is co-sponsored by the Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio.   Participation is open to any high school girl in the Greater Cleveland area, especially those who may not have had the opportunity to benefit from a Girl Scouts experience. Learn more here.

Cooking with Cuyahoga’s Kids – The purpose of this program is to provide youth at risk of aging out of foster care with specific life skills, including making healthy food choices, basic cooking techniques, kitchen safety skills, and etiquette. We hope to increase their self-sufficiency, self-worth and social skills while combating current or future health problems associated with poor diet.

The Junior League of Cleveland Scholarship Fund – The JLC Scholarship provides support for non-traditional women students seeking the opportunity to gain further education and/or career training. Awards of up to $5000 can be used for traditional expenses such as tuition, but also for transportation costs, supplies, and child care.

Immediate Impact (Done in a Day) – Immediate Impact projects are designed to provide League members with a wide variety of volunteer opportunities that do not require an extensive ongoing time commitment. This year, we will have volunteer opportunities with the Cleveland Foodbank, the Boys and Girls Club, Cuyahoga County Department of Children and Family Services, and the Church of the Covenant.

Advocacy – The Advocacy Committee is tasked with educating League Members and the community at large regarding issues surrounding the JLC’s signature initiative and with supporting the advocacy efforts of the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI). The Advocacy Committee also lobbies federal, state, and local lawmakers regarding our policy positions. This year, our efforts will be focused on easing the transition experienced by youth aging out of foster care.   More information about AJLI advocacy initiatives can be found at www.ajli.org.