Community Projects

COMMUNITY PARTNER PROJECT PROPOSALS:  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, children’s health, and social development, we encourage you to complete a JLJ Community Partner Project Proposal Form during our application period.   The application period for our 2019-2020 Community Partner Projects is now over. We will begin taking applications for our 2020-2021 Community Partner Projects in spring of 2019.

Please contact Project Evaluation Chairs Melanie Lauderdale or Katy Bentley at with any questions.

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, children’s health, and social development.

2018-2019 Community Projects and Partners


Arts Alive / Hope Hollow Ministries

Arts Explosion Camp / HIS Heart Ministries at Calvary Baptist Church

Arts in Motion (A.I.M.) / Mission First, Inc.

BGCCM Library Makeover Project / Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi (Formerly Reading is Fundamental Makeover Project)

Camp Connections / Summer Helping Hands for Camp Projects

Camp Junior Leadership Jumpstart (Camp JLJ) / Woodward Hines Education Foundation/Get2College and Operation Shoestring

G.R.A.C.E. (Girls Rule! Accepting, Caring, Empowering) / Methodist Children’s Homes of Mississippi

Helping Hands / Various

I Read More With My Buddy / Jackson Public Schools – Oak Forest Elementary School

Imagination Celebration / Mississippi Children’s Museum

JPS Summer Camp / Jackson Public Schools – Pecan Park Elementary School

Language of Art / Magnolia Speech School

Making Connections and Rewarding Success / Canopy Children’s Solutions

McClean Fletcher Center Outreach, Grief Support & Food Projects / McClean Fletcher Center

Midtown Backpack & School Pantry Program /Mississippi Food Network and Jackson Public Schools

Play, Eat, Learn / UMMC’s Center for Advancement of Youth (CAY), Mississippi Children’s Museum, and St. Andrew’s Episcopal School

Public School Mini-Grants / JPS Partners in Education and Community Foundation for Mississippi

R.E.A.C.H. (Recreation, Enrichment and Assistance for Children’s Health) / Children’s of Mississippi

Sensory Fun and Learning / The Little Light House

Wholesome & Healthy / Operation Shoestring

Junior League Jumble / The Junior League of Jackson

Touch A Truck® Jackson / The Junior League of Jackson

Connecting Communities / The Junior League of Jackson


Feed-A-Family / Ronald McDonald House

Rockin’ Mamas / The University of Mississippi Medical Center

Joyful Noise / Various nursing homes and venues


Moved to One Project – Spring 2019