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JLLA TO PROMOTE LITERACY TO OVER 300 KIDS

JLLA TO PROMOTE LITERACY TO OVER 300 KIDS

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The Junior League of Los Angeles will read books, teach crafts and develop-literacy focused activities for over 300 children ages 3-6 and their families over the course of two days in March. The events will take place March 11th and March 25th to coincide with Read Across California Month, an initiative established by the State Legislature via a resolution that…

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#TBT to JLLA’s first Children’s Bureau Session of the New Year!

#TBT to JLLA’s first Children’s Bureau Session of the New Year!

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This past weekend JLLA members held their first Children’s Bureau session of the New Year! Thank you to everyone who participated! We’re looking forward to more amazing and engaging sessions! The Children’s Bureau first started in 1904 as a volunteer group which successfully advocated for legislation to protect children.  In 2008, Children’s Bureau opened its new Magnolia Place Family Center,…

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#TBT to our “Discover You” Project!

#TBT to our “Discover You” Project!

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  #TBT to November when some of our members held a fun graduation for the children participating in our Mar Vista Project! The graduation was to celebrate the kids accomplishments throughout the session. Our “Discover You” arts education program is comprised of creative arts workshops focused on improving the creativity and self-confidence of pre-teens. We’re excited to kick off our…

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JLLA Daybreak Bookshelf Dedication

JLLA Daybreak Bookshelf Dedication

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  Last Friday the Junior League of Los Angeles donated a bookshelf to one of our current projects, Daybreak. Daybreak is in association with OPCC and Lamp, who JLLA has been working with for the past fourteen years. Daybreak is the only program on the westside of Los Angeles designed for homeless women suffering from long-term debilitating mental illness’. The…

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Mar Vista Family Center and JLLA Working together to Empower LA’s Youth

Mar Vista Family Center and JLLA Working together to Empower LA’s Youth

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The Junior League of Los Angeles works with Mar Vista Family Center (MVFC) in many capacities, from Done-in-a-Day (DIAD) activities, to our standing arts-based project.  Our project this year is called “Discover You: Around the World”.  For six weeks this fall children learned about a different country, it’s language, food, art, culture, and history.  They had the opportunity to journal…

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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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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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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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A Successfull Six Years at Hola

A Successfull Six Years at Hola

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After six successful years, JLLA’s project at Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) came to an end in the spring of 2015.  When JLLA’s project started at HOLA, the committee members conducted sessions on basic college preparatory topics such as components of a college application, different financial aid options, and compelling themes for a personal statement.  Over the years, as HOLA…

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