Mission: The junior league of new orleans is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The junior league of new orleans is committed to advancing the wellbeing of local women through the use of trained volunteers that provide direct service, educate the community, and advocate for issues that affect women. The organization's projects, programs, and partnerships relate to the areas of women's health and wellness, education, entrepreneurship and professional development, leadership development, and caregiver support. The organization's work, both in fund development and service, seeks to heighten women's participation in the community and address those issues uniquely facing women. Through jlno membership, over 800 energetic individuals are trained to be effective volunteers and civic leaders.
Programs: Lafayette charter school - jlno committee members participate at lafayette charter school every week, providing teacher support to 1st grade teachers, fostering literacy by reading to students, and helping them with math. Additionally, jlno distrubuted 600 books to students to foster literacy. The committee provides several teacher appreciation lunches throughout the year in an effort to let the teachers know that the work they do does not go unnoticed. Major projects for the year include read for the record with the 1st grade, read across america with the 2nd grade, pre-k and kindergarten class read events, and dinner with principal events, which are for students and their family to encourage parental involvement. The committee also promotes and supports various student field trips to enhance their educational experience.
thrift shop - a store offering quality new and second-hand merchandise at affordable prices. The operation of a thrift shop dates back to 1927 and serves as a major funding source for the organization. Jlno members support bloomin' deals by working volunteer shifts and donating merchandise to the shop. Gross sales from the thrift shop sales totaled $504,270. Total noncash donations to the thrift shop were valued $477,795.
educare/bayou district - enhances the progress of at-risk students within a charter school classroom and narrows the achievement gap for school readiness for kindergarteners. The educare center offers a full-day, full-year program in order to ensure an intensity of services that research and experience have proven to be most effective in narrowing the achievement gap for school readiness at kindergarten. Volunteers from the jlno work with the staff to supervise the children's activities and interact with the children and staff during classroom instruction and outside play activities. Volunteers may read to the children, assist with writing activities and participate in community and parent engagement activities. The educare of new orleans facility serves 150 children from low income families, ages six weeks to five years old.
kids in the kitchen: educational events to develop healthy eating habits for children. Lemonade day: program to cultivate entrepreneurship in children through the lemonade day curriculum. 60 children participated during the year. Senior league: program that provides mental and physical activities for senior citizens. 400 senior citizens participated during the year. Safe sitter: instructional classes for adolescents to reduce the accidental and preventable deaths in the home. 350 adolescents attended classes during the year. Rebuilding together: renovation of homes for low-income families. 4 homes were renovated during the year. Judgment call: development of future community leaders through crime prevention education of adolescents. 100 adolescents participated during the year. Total other program services