History of 2010 to Present

2010-2011

  • Received a $15,000 donation from Neutrogena Corporation.
  • Recognizing the importance of preserving our past and our role in Los Angeles as a significant women’s organization, we donated our archives to the Cal State University Northridge Oviatt Library Special Collections.
  • Created a new partnership with Rebuilding Together, providing two JLLA members for their Board in exchange for a grant of up to $10,000 over two years.
  • Launched an Endowment Campaign Feasibility Study to broaden and deepen our philanthropic impact in the community.
  • Approved a new Vision Statement in alignment with The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. which is now:  The Junior League of Los Angeles will be the region’s premier volunteer organization for women as catalysts for lasting community change.
  • Chosen as a member of The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. Action Learning Team (ALT) on Governance and Management.
  • Honored September Hill with the Shining Star Award, Children’s Institute, Inc. and Hoag & Robi, Inc. with the Community Impact Award at the Harvest Boutique.
  • JLLA Active member September Hill honored with the AJLI Rising Star Award at AJLI Annual Conference in Philadelphia in May 2011.
  • Honored Billie Greer with the Spirit of Voluntarism Award and Christine Devine with the Community Legacy Award at the Legacy Ball.
  • Launched two new training programs:  Appointments to Boards and Commissions Institute and the Video Production Institute.
  • Recognized at Los Angeles City Hall for our 85th Anniversary as well as the introduction of May as Perinatal Depression Awareness Month in the City of Los Angeles.

2011-2012

  • JLLA supported 7 projects with community partners:  Aviva Family and Children's Services, "Girls Empowerment" Teen Mentoring Program; Children's Bureau, "Building Literacy One Family at a Time" Family Literacy Program; Children's Institute, Inc., "Stories Abroad" and "Healthy Habits" Programs; Heart of Los Angeles, "College Prep 101" Mentoring Program; Mar Vista Family Center, "Discover You" Pre-Teen Creative and Performing Arts After School Program; Daybreak:  Ocean Park Community Center, "Become Your Own Boss" Entrepreneurial Program.
  • On July 28, 2011 ACR 53 Perinatal Depression Awareness known as the Kelly Abraham Martinez Act was first drafted by member Joy Burkhard and co-sponsored by the JLLA.
  • On September 6, 2011 ACR 62 created March as Read Across California month.  This resolution was sponsored by the JLLA.
  • JLLA was awarded a Public Service Announcement (PSA) about Perinatal Depression Awareness from Women in Film in October 2011.
  • JLLA partnered with the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles on October 29, 2011 at their Girltopia exposition celebrating the Girls Scouts 100th Anniversary. JLLA members organized a booth in the Wellville Wellness & Healthy Living Area titled Rethink Your Drink with other local Leagues. We also  led a workshop titled Your Voice Matters: Learn to Raise Your Voice about Advocacy education.  
  • Closing of the JLLA 85th Anniversary (2010-2011) Time Capsule at the Oviatt Library at California State University, Northridge with the JLLA archives on November 12, 2011.
  • At the November 20, 2011 Harvest Boutique at the Ritz-Carlton at LA Live, JLLA honored Dale Harbour Day with the Spirit of Voluntarism Award; Katie Darling with the Shining Star Award and Aviva Family and Children's Services with the Community Impact Award.
  • At the JLLA Day At City Hall on March 2, 2012, JLLA was presented with a Resolution from the Los Angeles City Council to declare the month of March as Read Across California Month and encourage all citizens in Los Angeles to raise awareness about the importance of reading.
  • Community Leadership Forum on March 22, 2012 focused on Early Childhood Literacy.
  • Brought back the popular Casino Night on March 24, 2012 at Raleigh Studios as one of two major fundraisers.  The last year had been 2005-2006.
  • Successfully transitioned the Children's Institute, Inc. Stories Abroad project back to the community after 6 years as a JLLA project.  The first year of the project was 2006-2007.

2012-2013

  • With the help of the entire membeship, selected our Future League Issues of Literacy and Self Esteem/Empowerment to help bring Issued Based Community Impact to the League and our community.
  • JLLA supported our current projects with community partners:  Aviva Family and Children's Services, "Girls Empowerment" Teen Mentoring Program; Children's Bureau, "Building Literacy One Family at a Time" Family Literacy Program; Heart of Los Angeles, "College Prep 101" Mentoring Program; Mar Vista Family Center, "Discover You" Pre-Teen Creative and Performing Arts After School Program; Daybreak:  Ocean Park Community Center, "Becoming a Better You" Empowerment Program.
  • Completed, distributed and aired the Speak Up When You're Down Public Service Announcement (PSA) in collaboration with Women in Film for Perinatal Depression Awareness month of May.
  • At the 2012 Harvest Boutique, JLLA honored Joan Prestine with the Spirit of Voluntarism Award and Lynda Resnick with the Community Achievement Award.
  • Community Leadership Forum on May 11, 2013 focused on Early Childhood Literacy:Sparking Ideas, Dialogue, and Action in our Diverse Community.
  • Successfully transitioned the Aviva Family and Children's Services, "Girls Empowerment" Teen Mentoring Program over to the community after 5 years as a JLLA project.
  • Created the Community Project Transition Grant to help sustain our uniquely created programs when transitioned over to our community partner.  Aviva was the first recipient of this grant.
  • Our Shining Star Award was awarded which honors active members who continuely go above and beyond to Cori Rosenthal at the Annual Meeting in May.
  • Established the Marjorie Rainey Heritage Society to recognize members and supporters who have affirmed their commitment to the League with a planned gift.

2013-2014

  • Voted to adopt a new Board governance structure.
  • JLLA was recognized by AJLI at the Annual Conference in St. Louis, Missouri for our groundbreaking governance plan.
  • Identified a new community partner to align with our new Issue Based Community Impact area of Self-esteem/empowerment of foster youth, The Alliance for Children's Rights

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