Community Outreach

Literacy Toolkit:  An Introduction To This Year’s Incubated Project

Literacy Toolkit: An Introduction To This Year’s Incubated Project

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In the early 1990s, educational researchers and educators Betty Hart and Todd Risley set out to determine why early intervention efforts were failing.  In a groundbreaking study, Hart and Risley measured the number of words addressed to 42 children from diverse socio-economic statuses over a period of 2.5 years.  They found that, by age 3, children from families on welfare…

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JLLA Honored by Heart of Los Angeles’ Community Award

JLLA Honored by Heart of Los Angeles’ Community Award

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  The Junior League of Los Angeles was honored with Heart of Los Angeles’ (HOLA) Community Award this past November at their Holiday of the Heart gala.  We are honored by HOLA’s award and their ongoing commitment to JLLA’s “College 101” workshops, benefitting high school students.   Over seven years ago, JLLA and HOLA began meeting to understand the barriers…

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JLLA Members Contribute More Service Hours to Our Community this Year than Last year Through Done In A Day Opportunities!

JLLA Members Contribute More Service Hours to Our Community this Year than Last year Through Done In A Day Opportunities!

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The DIAD Committee has a goal of 30 DIADs this year! This is an increase of 10 activities compared to last year. So far we have planned and executed 14 DIADs this fall and plan to execute around 15 for spring. DIADs are held at various locations in the Los Angeles area.  Done in a Day (DIAD) provides volunteer service…

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Daybreak | Fostering Confidence and Inspiring Change

Daybreak | Fostering Confidence and Inspiring Change

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Homelessness was recently declared a state of emergency in Los Angeles.  As usual, JLLA is on the forefront of building and repairing our community.  Since 2010, JLLA members have been inspiring and motivating homeless women, living with mental illness, to succeed in their personal lives at Ocean Park Community Center’s (OPCC) Daybreak program.  Members teach life skills and tools that…

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CLF | The Disturbing Link Between Foster Youth & Human Trafficking

CLF | The Disturbing Link Between Foster Youth & Human Trafficking

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The Community Leadership Forum this year highlighted a hot topic in our community, the link between sex trafficking and foster youth.  Oftentimes, issues affecting and infiltrating our local communities are overlooked as problems of certain countries and demographics, but this is not the case. The purpose of this event was to feature speakers that would ‘bring this topic home’ for…

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Children’s Bureau | Building Literacy One Family at a Time

Children’s Bureau | Building Literacy One Family at a Time

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  In 2011, JLLA began collaborating with Children’s Bureau to provide a safe and educational program for children and families.  Since then, this project has grown to be a huge success!  JLLA’s goals for this project are to instill a passion for reading in young children via excellent children’s literature, show parents new ways of exploring literature with their children, and…

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Hollygrove DIAD

Hollygrove DIAD

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The Junior League of Los Angeles has a long history with Hollygrove, a children’s mental health non-profit located just blocks from JLLA headquarters.  In 1998, JLLA established a project with Hollygrove called Camp Hollygrove.  At the time, Hollygrove was a residential facility, and approximately sixty children lived on campus.  Volunteers created a Saturday program for the children based on Hollygrove’s values of…

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JLLA Featured in LA Magazine!

JLLA Featured in LA Magazine!

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Here’s what LA Mag had to say about The Junior League of Los Angeles on January 5th, 2016. Inside One of L.A.’s Original Women’s Organizations The Junior League of Los Angeles celebrates 90 years and looks towards the future by Julia Herbst In 1925, Los Angeles was an entirely different place: The Hollywood sign was just two years old. There…

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Alliance for Children’s Rights

Alliance for Children’s Rights

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The Junior League of Los Angeles is proud to announce it has expanded its community partnership with the Alliance for Children’s Rights with a larger project aimed at transition-age foster youth. The expanded project, “Fostering Independence,” will take place on the first Wednesday of each month, September 2015-April 2016. The project covers topics such as inner and outer beauty, knowing…

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Community Leadership Forum

Community Leadership Forum

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Ninth Annual Community Leadership Forum will Focus on Connection between Foster Youth and Human Trafficking Since 2007, the Junior League of Los Angeles (JLLA) and its Public Affairs Committee have hosted the Community Leadership Forum. The annual event unites nonprofit organizations, foundation leaders, JLLA members, and others throughout the Los Angeles community in order to share knowledge about, enhance awareness…

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