Junior League of Sacramento - October 2016

The Junior League of Sacramento, Inc. (JLS) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Recently, JLS made a generous grant to Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS) in support of The Clubhouse, one component of SFBFS’ Youth Education program. Not only is JLS supporting The Clubhouse financially, but chapter members are donating their time as well. JLS has volunteered their time to support SFBFS over the last seven years completing “Done in a Day” projects, volunteering at food distributions and working on other projects and events like the annual Turkey Drive. With this new and exciting partnership, JLS will be helping girls who are members of The Clubhouse reach their full potential.

The Clubhouse provides a creative and safe out-of-school learning environment where young people from underserved communities work with mentors to explore their own ideas, develop new skills and build confidence in themselves through the use of technology. In 2012, The Clubhouse created a Girl’s Empowerment Movement (GEM) to get girls in the community together. Once a month, they meet to discuss issues important to them, build friendships, work on projects as a group and more. JLS is supporting GEM by providing funds and volunteers for activities like the GEM Summer Reading Program, special events, field trips and JLS-lead Saturday workshop sessions. JLS is also sponsoring several chapter members and GEM members to attend the WorldWideWomen Girls’ Festival in San Francisco this month. “We’re looking forward to this generous partnership with Junior League,” Kelly Ann says. “Together with GEM, they will empower the girls to become the next generation of successful entrepreneurs, leaders, and designers.”

 SFBFS’ Clubhouse would not be possible without the support of community-minded organizations like the Junior League of Sacramento. Their support is an example of how together, we can support families and individuals on their journey to self-sufficiency and financial independence.

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