Message from the President
In 2014-2015, the members of the Junior League of Little Rock (JLLR) will continue to TRAIN volunteers, SERVE our community, and LEAD by example. We will continue to live the mission of our organization and we will be WOMEN OF IMPACT.
As an organization of more than 1,200 women, we contribute our talent, time, and resources to improving the Little Rock community. We annually invest more than 47,667 volunteer hours, estimated at a worth of $1.5 million dollars. With the support of various community and business partners, volunteer hours, and fundraising dollars, we have an
undeniable impact on Little Rock.
The impact of the JLLR on the Little Rock community can be seen in these tangible projects: the Baby Welfare Station, Visiting Nurses Association, Speech Correction School, Arkansas Arts Center, Gaines House, Volunteers in Public Schools, Riverfest, the Parent Center, KATV’s “Seven on Your Side,” and Potluck, to name a few.
This League year marks JLLR’s 93rd year of service in Little Rock. As we move toward our 100th year, we, as WOMEN OF IMPACT, will continue to execute our ten-year strategic plan.
- Decrease childhood obesity in our community, by
increasing access to healthy foods and opportunities for physical activity.
- Improve literacy skills among Pulaski County third
graders by narrowing the readiness gap.
- Secure our financial future through the growth of investments, endowments
and sustainable fund development.
- Establish the JLLR as the premier source of female leadership development
in Little Rock.
As we renovate our Headquarters to create a nonprofit center on the third floor and partner in a literacy campaign this year, we are excited to face the challenges head on and continue the legacy of service to Little Rock. As WOMEN OF IMPACT, we will TRAIN, SERVE, and LEAD to improve our community.