JLC in the Community
The Junior League of Charlottesville contributes to the Charlottesville and Albemarle County through multiple avenues.
Our Projects In A Day (PIAD) program provides our members the opportunity for direct service to the community in a way that supports our mission, vision and focus; and addresses significant community issues. JLC members help local non-profit organizations fulfill their missions by contributing countless hands-on volunteer hours.
Community Partners are local non-profit agencies that have been selected as recipients of the League's volunteer hours and community support funds. Partnerships typically last multiple years in order to maximize the influence of both organizations' work in the community.
Current Community Partner - Boys and Girls Club of Charlottesville/Albemarle
The Boys and Girls Club's mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. JLC volunteers will be partnering with the B&G Club in their Learning Circles project, which is designed to help build self esteem in pre-adolescent girls as they approach their teenage years by providing positive role models.
For more information: http://bgclubcva.org/
The JLC Community Grants program awards grants of up to $10,000 annually to help non-profit community organizations meet immediate community needs.The Community Grants Committee awards grants in both the fall and spring. Through our fundraising efforts, we strive to give out at least $5000 per grant cycle.
Annual award of $1,000 honoring an individual who exemplifies the spirit of the late Senator’s community advocacy.
An international Junior League initiative designed to help address the urgent issues of childhood obesity, a sedentary lifestyle and poor nutrition.
An event geared towards Pre-K to 8th graders, the Junior League brings in authors to discuss their books and share their love of reading. This free event also has numerous games and activities!