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 next application period begins JUNE 1, 2017, AND WILL CONTINUE UNTIL JUNE 30, 2017.   Click here to begin the application process.

Please contact Project Evaluation Chairs Ellen Collins or Stacie Bloodworth 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.

2017-2018 Community Projects and Partners


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

Camp Junior Leadership Jumpstart (JLJ) / Education Services Foundation and Operation Shoestring

Food for Thought / UMMC Center for Advancement of Youth (CAY)

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

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 and CARES Community Exploration / Canopy Children’s Solutions

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

Mid-Town Backpack & School Pantry Program /Mississippi Food Network and Jackson Public Schools

Public School Mini-Grants / Jackson Public Schools and Community Foundation of Greater Jackson

R.E.A.C.H. Night / Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children at UMMC

Reading is Fundamental Makeover Project / Boys and Girls Club of Central Mississippi

Wholesome and Healthy / Operation Shoestring and Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi

Junior League Jumble / The Junior League of Jackson

Touch A Truck® Jackson / The Junior League of Jackson


Arts Explosion Camp / Calvary Baptist Church

Backpack Buddies / Jackson Public Schools

Feed-a-Family / Ronald McDonald House

Fit Kid Fest / Calvary Baptist Church

Habitat for Humanity / Habitat for Humanity in Metro Jackson

HeARTworks / Stewpot Ministries

Project Rise Summer Reading Program / Operation Shoestring

Readers to Leaders / Mississippi Children’s Museum

R.E.A.C.H. Day / Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children at UMMC

Stewpot’s Lunch-n-Learn / Stewpot Ministries

Turning Pages / Calvary Baptist Church

Uniting Children and Wildlife / Jackson Zoo