In 2010, the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI), unveiled a new model to all 272 Junior Leagues that reframed our approach to community engagement from activity to impact. Called Issue-Based Community Impact, the model has been incrementally deployed within the Junior League of Cleveland since 2011.
Issue-Based Community Impact leverages the community and civic leadership skills of League members to address the issues faced by their communities and to meet those needs with significant and sustainable solutions.
An issue-based approach to community impact is at the core of our Mission.
By offering meaningful community engagement to their members, Leagues will broaden and deepen the pool of community and civic leaders who are positioned to generate further impact on the community. The development of well-trained community and civic leaders is a unique comparative advantage of The Junior League. The Junior League of Cleveland’s current Signature Initiative is Advocacy for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care.