JLCU’s provisional (new member) class had a different meeting than usual in January. With the help of member volunteers, they participated in a poverty simulation from the United Way. Erin Tarr, one of our provisional members, shares her experience in the following guest blog post. Continue reading Guest Post: JLCU New Member Poverty Simulation
Junior League of Champaign-Urbana kicked off 2017 by welcoming members to the first meeting of the year on January 17th.
The Junior League of Champaign-Urbana is getting ready to kick off its annual Advocacy Training and Personal Development Conference (also known as Training Boot Camp) on January 28, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Champaign Public Library. The women’s conference is aimed at improving mind, body and community advocacy efforts. Tickets are available online for $20 to the general public and $15 for JLCU members. Continue reading Junior League Schedules Advocacy Training & Personal Development Conference for Women of Champaign-Urbana
Every month, Junior League of Champaign-Urbana members visit the Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club to teach healthy eating and cooking skills to kids in our community. This project, Kids in the Kitchen (KITK), is one of the many exciting ways that JLCU is supporting families in our area. Since the start of the Junior League year in September, KITK has held four events, each on the first Thursday of the month. The children spend time learning a new recipe and nutrition, and then participate in a fun physical activity, usually with special guests. Continue reading JLCU Project Update: Kids in the Kitchen
Community Assistance Fund (CAF) Grants are awarded twice per year to organizations and groups in the Champaign-Urbana area who demonstrate need and whose missions align with JLCU focus areas. JLCU focus areas include literacy, school preparedness, women, health and hunger, and child protection and welfare.
In October, we announced the seven recipients of a total of $1,750 in CAF grants.
The 21st Annual Festival of Trees (FOT) weekend was a great success! A variety of events were hosted on Friday, November 18 through Sunday, November 20 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Champaign. Continue reading FESTIVAL OF TREES WEEKEND WRAP UP!
Junior League of Champaign-Urbana (JLCU) changed meeting locations this month and convened at the Urbana Early Childhood School – the location of JLCU’s Bright Starts program! Principal Vowels left a note thanking JLCU for their “unwavering support of early childhood education” and stated that JLCU’s commitment “not only has an immediate effect but will benefit the community in the future.” Continue reading JLCU October General Membership Meeting Recap