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Interview with Opa Owiye Johnson, Chief of Staff at GirlTrek Inc.
Join our Manager of League Programs, Emma Briggs, for an interview with Opa Owiye Johnson, Chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee at the Junior League of Lexington, KY and Chief…
A celebration of women’s health.
Working to enhance women’s health – particularly women in at-risk populations – is part of the DNA of The Junior League, going back to our founding by Mary Harriman some…
What Can ‘Volunteers’ Achieve?
Members of the new California State Legislature can expect to hear from a formidable advocate with a 40-year history of fighting for women’s and children’s issues – the Junior Leagues of California State Public Affairs Committee (“SPAC”), which represents the more than 11,000 members of 16 Junior Leagues across California.
Founded in 1970, California SPAC is one of The Junior League’s oldest and largest state public affairs committees, whose goals are to serve as the voice of the women and children in the communities they serve by introducing and supporting state legislation that improves the lives of women and children in the communities we serve. Other Junior League SPACs are in New Jersey, New York, Georgia, Florida, Michigan, Illinois, North Carolina, Ohio and Washington State, along with single-League advocacy groups in St. Louis and Denver. Some 95 individual Leagues with more than 52,000 members are involved these efforts across the country.
How strong is the power of association?
Call it the multiplier effect. Sure, one League out of 292 can make a difference in its own community, but harness the power of 292 Junior Leagues and you can…
Small Risk, Big Reward
How Perinatal Mood Disorders Took Center Stage in the California State Assembly Flipping through a Glamour magazine in September of 2008, Junior League of Los Angeles Provisional member Britt Bowe…
So what does “take on an empty stomach” really mean?
For some people, even basic health instructions can be challenge. Not because they don’t care about their health, but because their literacy issues often compound their health issues. According to…
From Utah, a very smart idea celebrates its 18th birthday
Eighteen years ago, the Junior League of Salt Lake City started an annual, two-day event for Utah families needing routine medical services and community assistance information. The event, called CARE Fair, brings together more than 50 different community agencies to provide free medical examinations and immunizations as well as physicals, hearing, vision and dental screening, diabetes and cholesterol screening, breast exams and HIV testing. Vouchers for free mammograms off-site are made available. Participants may be eligible for health- and safety-related items such as car seats and bike helmets.