Community Partner Spotlight

Community Partner Spotlight: Project 658

Once a month, Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. (JLC) members prepare meals for refugee families through Project 658.  One of two new community partners selected for the 2017-2018 year, Project 658 is a community center located in east Charlotte focused on supporting the 20,000 refugees struggling to start their lives over in our city.  Refugee families served hail from all…

Continue Reading
Community Partner Spotlight

Community Partner Spotlight: Promising Pages

A child born into poverty in Charlotte has less than a five percent chance of rising out of it in his or her lifetime, as referenced in the Leading on Opportunity 2017 report.  Promising Pages, in partnership with the Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. (JLC), is working to improve upward mobility for underserved children by instilling a love of reading. …

Continue Reading
Around Town, Community Connection, Community Partner Spotlight

Community Partner Spotlight: Big Shots Saturdays

Backpacks, new shoes and pencils aren’t the only things to consider as students return to school…North Carolina law mandates that children be current on immunizations to enroll. The Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. (JLC) with Mecklenburg County Public Health and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, hosts three Big Shots Saturday events, from 9am until 4pm.  This year, the clinics were held September 9,…

Continue Reading
Around Town, Community Connection, JLC News

Provisionals support women battling breast cancer with Carolina Breast Friends

The month of October is known worldwide as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so today we are sharing the story of the 2016-2017 Ballantyne Provisional Group’s Capstone Project with Carolina Breast Friends.  This article was contributed by Junior League active and 2016-2017 Ballantyne Provisional Group member Emily Kuhl.  Emily’s mother Linda Howard battled breast cancer twice, ultimately passing away in May…

Continue Reading
Community Partner Spotlight

Community Partner Highlight: Ada Cooks!

Love cooking? So do the Junior League of Charlotte members who bring healthy cooking classes to Davidson through the Ada Cooks! placement. The Ada Cooks! program operates out of the Ada Jenkins Center, a community organization focused on alleviating poverty by providing food, clothing, health/dental services, educational programs and other support. Through the program, which was started by a Davidson College…

Continue Reading
Around Town, City Living, Community Connection, Community Partner Spotlight, JLC News, News and Events

Join the JLC WearHouse for its Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Event this Saturday

The Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. (JLC) invites the community and friends of the JLC WearHouse to its annual Breast Cancer Awareness Event, this Saturday, October 24th, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Guests will enjoy 50% off all thrift merchandise as well as receive education and awareness information to counter breast cancer in the Charlotte community. This event is free…

Continue Reading