There’s no human trafficking in my community, right?
This is just one of many misconceptions associated with the problem of human trafficking. Several weeks ago, The New York Times reported that eight people were indicted in Brooklyn, NY…
A Q&A with Anne Dalton
A Q&A with Chief Officer for Strategic Initiatives Anne Dalton, who has spent the last 27 years in a variety of roles at AJLI, the last few of them largely on the road or phoning in from her home office outside Portland, Maine.
Bragging Rights: The Junior League Takes Its Place at the Table for Vision 2020
You may have noticed in a recent story on connected online that The Junior League nominated several of its distinguished members to serve as delegates to Vision 2020, the decade-long gender equality initiative spearheaded by the Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership® at Drexel University’s College of Medicine to coincide with the 100th anniversary, in 2020, of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.
What can one person do in the face of environmental disaster?
A lot, if that person is Casi Callaway. But not as much as 160,000 committed civic leaders. When the Gulf oil spill hit, Casi Callaway was already putting her many…
Does Hunger Stop in Summer?
No. Maybe that’s why June is National Hunger Awareness Month. But, at The Junior Leagues, we believe that hunger – and its companion, childhood obesity – is a year-round concern.…
It’s Summer – Do You Know What Your Kids Are Eating?
It’s ironic that National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month and National Hunger Awareness Month are both celebrated in June. It’s also ironic that, in America, we feel compelled to warn…
Second life for The Story Garden
How a community responds to a problem says a lot about the community. Take Binghamton. In June of 2007, the Junior League of Binghamton proudly opened The Story Garden, a…
It’s Always Nice to Get a ‘Thank You’!
As a 109-year-old organization dedicated to civic leadership and developing the potential of individual women as leaders in their communities, the Junior Leagues are usually the ones giving out the awards. So the decision by Action for Children North Carolina to honor all 11 Junior Leagues in North Carolina with the prestigious 2010 N.C. Children’s Lifetime Legacy Award was a pleasant surprise.
How Do You Become A Civic Leader in New Jersey?
Based on Kate Lee’s experience, there’s no road map.
First, she’s not from New Jersey.
Second, she was born, raised and educated in England.
Third, she never worked in politics.
Foster Care & Juvenile Justice: Stepping in Where the System Failed
In an era when a staggering 85 percent of the country’s prison population has done time in foster care, the at-risk youth who are shuttled through the foster care systems of the 50 states are once again on the minds of women.