Mission: The junior league of cleveland is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
Programs: Scholarships: jlc's scholarship program provides support for non-traditional woman students seeking the opportunity to gain further education and/or career training. This year, the jlc granted three scholarships to recipients with realistic and achievable career goals as well as a history of volunteerism. All recipients have overcome adversity. The jlc works with various community partners including community colleges, technical schools, and community agencies to advertise the program and to identify appropriate candidates. All applicants must complete the required application, personal essay, and obtain at least one letter of recommendation to be considered. Applicants are awarded following a formal selection review process by the league's scholarship committee. Scholarship funds are sent directly to the institution of the recipients' choice. All recipients must attend an accredited program which is verified through the admissions or financial aid offices. The scholarship process and application are evaluated on a yearly basis by the committee, and all changes are discussed with our community partners. A community facilitator (non-jlc member) is used to assist with the decision-making process on selection night, after all applications have been carefully reviewed by the committee. Since the inception of the program in 2005, 43 women have received financial assistance to facilitate educational advancement and achievement of career goals.
girl league is a one-day inspirational leadership development symposium organized by the jlc which is geared towards middle school and high school girls with a focus on goal-setting skills and developing a positive outlook on life. This event is co-sponsored by the girl scouts of northeast ohio, cuyahoga community college, open doors academy, and university hospital's women's health institute. Participation is open to any middle school or high school girls in the greater cleveland area, especially those who may not have had the opportunity to benefit from a girl scouts experience.
cooking with cuyahoga kids - the purpose of this program is to provide youth at risk of aging out of foster care with specific life skills including making healthy food choices, basic cooking techniques, kitchen safety skills, and etiquette. The jlc hopes to increase their self-sufficiency, self-worth, and social skills while combating current or future health problems associated with a poor diet. Education: the jlc provides training and educational instruction to members on a monthly basis. All members are required to attend at least one session per year. Other programs promote volunteerism and improve the community through action and leadership of trained volunteers. The jlc reaches out to women of all races, religions, and national origins who demonstrate an interest in volunteerism.