Current Community Projects
Stuff the Bus (began 2007)
JLLR’s community project, “Stuff the Bus” will provide more than 1,500 elementary school students with new back-to-school supplies. JLLR members will provide community service hours by improving the school grounds, reading to students, and encouraging parental involvement. By equipping students with supplies and providing an engaging environment for learning, JLLR hopes to inspire and prepare children for long term educational success. Read more.
KOTA Camp for Fun (began 2001)
The Junior League of Little Rock, created KOTA Camp For Fun as an innovative service project with Camp Aldersgate. Camp Aldersgate is a nonprofit organization offering year-round ecumenical programs for Arkansas children with disabilities, including summer medical camps, weekend respite care, youth volunteer programs, as well as a Senior Day Out. The partnership project is an additional camp in Aldersgate’s schedule of specialty camps and weekend respite care. Read more.
Nightingales (began 1999)
The Nightingales Committee provides diversionary activities and personal care services to the parents and caregivers of children who are patients at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and UAMS Family Home. Read more.
Annual New Member Projects
More information coming soon.
Past Community Projects
FACT — Families and Community Together (2008-2014)
Mentors from the Junior League of Little Rock serve as positive role models to the pregnant and parenting female teens of the Young Moms/Healthy Families program at the Centers for Youth and Families’ Parent Center. The focus of this partnership is to encourage the participants to stay in school, delay future pregnancies, and teach positive parenting skills.
GROW — Girls Realizing Opportunity Within (2005-2015)
GROW is designed to encourage adolescent girls to stay in school, make good life choices, and improve their self-image. The opportunities provided by GROW persuade girls to invest in positive relationships, healthy behaviors and leadership roles. Approximately 65 girls from 6 Little Rock School District middle schools will be targeted for participation this year.
Buckle Up and Be Safe (2001-2009)
This is a hands-on program designed to help prevent deaths and serious injuries from motor vehicle crashes by educating children, ages 3 to 10, their parents, and educators about the importance of buckling up for every ride.
Partners for Hope (1999-2009)
The Partners for Hope Committee provides education, enrichment, and mentoring to women participating in welfare-to-work programs in southwest Little Rock. Mentoring, educational programs and enrichment activities are provided for the women and their children.
Community Bank (1993-2010)
Committee members work in several community areas to assist other non-profit organizations on short-term projects, as well as organizing league-wide projects to benefit the community. These areas include more than 30 non-profit groups that fit the JLLR focus statement of helping women children and families in our community.