WHO WE ARE

VISION

The Junior League of Arlington: Setting the Standards for Leadership, Advocacy, Community Development, Voluntarism, and Abuse Prevention.

FOCUS

Abuse of any kind should never occur. Among its many outreach programs, the Junior League of Arlington focuses specifically on the prevention of physical, emotional, and psychological abuse. The JLA aims to challenge abuse through educational and charitable initiatives.

MISSION STATEMENT

The Junior League of Arlington, Inc. (JLA) is a nonprofit, educational, and charitable organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. JLA is a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI), which includes 291 Leagues with over 155,000 members in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Great Britain. The Junior League of Arlington welcomes women of all races, religions, and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism. It is through the actions and dedication of such women that the JLA achieves its goals of not only educating, but also serving our communities through charity events and donations.

OVERALL FIGURES

Since its inception in 1975, the Junior League of Arlington has:

  • Raised over four million dollars for Tarrant County Communities.
  • Supported the community through grants, scholarships, and community project funding totaling more than $3,000,000.
  • Provided a meeting space for over 300 local organizations at The Center for Community Service at 4002 West Pioneer Parkway.
  • Sent 59 delegates to 72 conventions across the country.
  • Placed members in more that 2,500 community nonprofit positions alone, totaling over 750,000 volunteer hours.

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Welcome to the Junior League of Arlington! Our organization is a nonprofit dedicated to cultivating leaders, promoting voluntarism, and providing trained, effective volunteers. Take some time to explore our website and learn more about how leading with heart is key to making our community a better place to live.

Trained women leaders can change the world. That’s one of the reasons the Junior League of Arlington breaks barriers, shatters ceilings, and blazes new trails in our community. We lead with integrity and dignity, as well as our hearts. Our community needs trained volunteers who are ready to step up, lead, and serve in many roles. That’s what we do here at the Junior League of Arlington.

There are already exciting and new things going on in our League. Our Fall Fundraiser committee is hard at work planning events to help us raise funds to give back to agencies that support our abuse prevention focus area. This is a critical need for Tarrant County because among the state’s five largest counties, Tarrant County ranked second in domestic abuse. This must change.

I am honored to serve as the JLA’s 2017-2018 President. Whether it’s through membership, as a partnering agency, or by donating funds to support our mission, I ask that you join us as we change Tarrant County with one trained volunteer leader at a time.

APRIL PETTITT
2017-2018 President
president@jlarlington.org
Junior League of Arlington, Inc.

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