Community Partners

POSITION STATEMENT ON CHILDREN AND YOUTH:  The Junior League of Jackson is committed to supporting appropriate services and opportunities to provide better health, education, welfare, and safety for all children and youth. 

COMMUNITY IMPACT:  Consistent with its Position Statements and with its Mission, Vision and Purpose Statements, the Junior League of Jackson endorses an Issue Based Community Impact Model for the selection and evaluation of its community projects. This model requires the League to identify a small number of critical community needs, and to place its volunteers and project funds exclusively or primarily in those areas, in order to maximize the League’s effectiveness in improving the community.  

The League has identified the following community needs:  early literacy, teenage pregnancy prevention and support, nutrition, physical activity, and social and emotional wellness. 

2014-2015 Community Partners

Arts in Motion Mission First, Inc.
Book Buddies Jackson Public Schools - Oak Forest Elementary
Camp Junior Leadership Jumpstart Education Services Foundation and Operation Shoestring
CARES School Encouraging Youth Merit Store Mississippi Children's Home Services - CARES Center, Inc.
Foster Children Enrichment Project Youth Villages
GRACE - Girls Rule! Accepting, Caring, Empowering Methodist Children's Homes
Helping Hands Various
Imagination Celebration Mississippi Children's Museum
JPS Summer Camp Jackson Public Schools - Pecan Park Elementary School
Language of Art Magnolia Speech School
McClean Fletcher Center McClean Fletcher Center
Mid-Town Backpack Program (Brown/Johnson) Mississippi Food Network
PALS (Preparing Adolescents for Living Successfully): Makeover Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth, Inc.
PALS R.E.A.L. (Preparing Adolescents for Living Successfully -  Recreational, Educational, Activies & Living Skills): Mentoring Project Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth, Inc.
Play! Learn! Serve! Mississippi Children's Museum
Public School Mini-Grants  Jackson Public Schools and Community Foundation of Greater Jackson
REACH Night Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children at UMMC
Rockin' Mamas Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children at UMMC
Wholesome and Healthy Operation Shoestring and Partnership for a Healthier Mississippi
Junior League Jumble
Touch a Truck® Jackson
Arts Explosion Camp Calvary Baptist Church
Backpack Buddies Jackson Public Schools
Feed a Family Ronald McDonald House
Habitat for Humanity Habitat for Humanity/Metro Jackson
HeARTworks Stewpot Ministries
Jackson Zoo Volunteer Program Jackson Zoo
Operation Shoestring Summer Reading Program Operation Shoestring
REACH Day Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children at UMMC
Stewpot's Lunch-n-Learn Stewpot Ministries
UMC NICU Reunion Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children at UMMC

If your organization is interested in partnering with the Junior League of Jackson to improve the lives of children and youth, specifically in the areas of early literacy, teenage pregnancy, nutrition, physical activity, and social and emotional wellness, we encourage you to complete a JLJ Community Partner Project Proposal Form during our application period. Our current application period ends on July 28th, 2014.  

Look for information about submitting projects for our 2016-2017 year in the spring of 2015. 

HELPFUL HINTS:  Click here for a copy of “Helpful Tips for Creating a Community Project Proposal”.

PROPOSAL RUBRIC:  Click here for a copy of the "Community Project Proposal Rubric" we use to evaluate the Community Project Proposals.