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In case you missed it, Nov. 15th is National Philanthropy Day!
Junior Leaguers may not typically think of themselves as philanthropists, although what we do here meets Wikipedia’s etymological definition of the term as “the love of humanity” as well as…
Does what we do really make a difference?
That’s a question many people who volunteer their time and talent have asked, at one time for another. In answering that question, at least at The Junior League, you need…
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.
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.
Life Unexpected: Aging Out of Fostercare
When Life Unexpected debuted on The CW in mid-January, network TV had its first drama about an American teenager trapped in foster care. Desperate to leave a life of bouncing from one set of foster parents to another, 15-year-old Lux, played by rising young star Brittany Robertson (Cara Burns in Dan In Real Life, Samantha in Swingtown, and Trixie Stone in The Tenth Circle), reunites with her birth parents.
Too bad things aren’t always that easy for many foster kids.