JUNIOR LEAGUE OF ATLANTA INC

Women Transforming Communities

Atlanta, GA   |  www.jlatlanta.org

Mission

The Junior League of Atlanta, Inc. (JLA) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

Ruling year info

1951

President

Carla Smith

Main address

3154 Northside Pkwy NW

Atlanta, GA 30327 USA

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EIN

58-0600947

NTEE code info

Women's Service Clubs (S81)

Single Organization Support (S11)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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▪ Impact the Metro Atlanta Community through a Pipeline of Trained Community and Civic Volunteer Leaders. ▪ Be the place for Atlanta’s service-minded women to Grow and Lead. ▪ Maintain a sustainable, member-supporting organization.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Commercial Sexual Exploitation/ Human Trafficking

Eliminate domestic sexual exploitation and human trafficking of women and children. CSE/HT survivors come from all demographics. It can effect all ages, races, ethnicities, nationalities, gender & sexual identities, and socioeconomic classes.

Population(s) Served

Improve the community engagement for literacy and education preparedness for children 0 – 8.
▪ Early childhood education consists of activities and/or experiences that are intended to effect developmental changes in children prior to their entry into elementary school.1
▪ The goal for early learning is to improve the health, social-emotional, and cognitive outcomes for all children from birth through 3rd grade, so that all children, particularly those with high needs, are on track for graduating from high school college- and career-ready.2
1Read more: http://www.healthofchildren.com/E-F/Early-Childhood-Education.html#ixzz4uZ4bgX3a. 2U.S. Department of Education, https://www2.ed.gov/about/inits/ed/earlylearning/about.html.

Population(s) Served

Eliminate barriers to stability for mothers and children living in generational poverty.
▪Generational Poverty is defined as having been in poverty for at least two generations
▪Who Is It?
– Primarily Single, Female, Head of Household with children
– Earning an Income Equal to or Less Than 200% of Poverty Line (Family of Four = $48,500)
– Over 300,000 in Metro Atlanta Counties

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Goal 1: Impact the Metro Atlanta Community through a Pipeline of Trained Community and Civic Volunteer Leaders.
OBJECTIVE A: Engage members in community service.
OBJECTIVE B: Align grant-making to JLA community priorities.
OBJECTIVE C: Expand capacity of community partners.
OBJECTIVE D: Elevate JLA’s position as an engaged community stakeholder with a strong network.

Goal 2: Be the place for Atlanta’s service-minded women to Grow and Lead.
OBJECTIVE A: Develop the leadership skills of JLA members through training and experiences.
OBJECTIVE B: Raise JLA’s civic leadership profile.

Goal 3. Maintain a sustainable, member-supporting organization.
OBJECTIVE A: Assure a sustainable membership.
OBJECTIVE B: Acquire financial resources to effectively support membership and operate the organization.
OBJECTIVE C: Establish a sustainable operational model.

Some examples include:
▪Educate members on community issues with a clear call to action.
▪Produce effective community volunteer leaders.
▪Communicate community impact of JLA members.
▪Make grants to improve the health, education and welfare of women and children in Metro Atlanta.
▪Formally evaluate results from all grant programs to inform future grant-making and community engagement.
▪Engage members in situational or ongoing advocacy campaigns.
▪Seek coalitions for JLA to partner with and to lead.
▪Offer experiential learning opportunities through placements.
▪Increase the JLA profile and media coverage to facilitate member pride.
▪Develop and implement a strategic membership recruitment and retention plan.
▪Embed diversity and inclusion in all JLA operations.
▪Establish and implement multi-year development plan to include revenue growth, cultivation, stewardship.
▪Establish a planned giving program.
▪Assess all internal operations for efficiency and effectiveness.

This strategic plan commits JLA to a course of action for the future: to double down on JLA’s mission of promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. JLA intends to amp up the mobilization of the skill, brainpower, and resourcefulness of its more than 3,000 members for the betterment of our metro Atlanta community. This means:
● An emphasis on community leadership and placement.
● JLA training will support members’ leadership on issues impacting the Atlanta community.
● Recognition for JLA members who lead, volunteer, give, and support community initiatives.
● A leadership place at the “community table” so that JLA members influence and contribute to community problem-solving.
● Meaningful and accountable engagement of JLA members in the most important issues facing our community.
● A welcoming, inclusive JLA that is focused on relevance and results.

• Provided a $1 million grant to community partners during our Centennial year (2016-17)
• Launched a Diversity and Inclusion task force
• Launched new community partner opportunities
• Hosted over 300 women at our 5th annual Women's Leadership Forum
• Developed and executed a plan to promote the adoption of Safe Harbor Yes
• Trained more than 100 women through the JLA Leadership Institute
• Surpassed the $2 million mark in revenue generated by Tour of Kitchens in it's 21st year
• Raised more than $108,000 through our 3rd annual Little Black Dress Initiative
• 1,500+ raced with us during 14th annual Shamrock 'N Roll Road Race


These accomplishments showcase the power of women coming together, asking the tough questions, serving together and extending grace and kindness. The JLA is where women come together to do meaningful work. And we are not finished. In our 102nd year, we are building on the accomplishments of the prior 101 years to move the needle forward.

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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JUNIOR LEAGUE OF ATLANTA INC

Board of directors
as of 09/16/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Carla Smith

Carla C. Smith

President

Andrea Smith

President Elect

Ryan O’Neill

Membership Vice President

Victoria Cuesta

Fund Development Vice President

Bre West

Advisory Planning Chair

Kristin Bernhard

Advocacy & Initiatives Vice President

Cassandra Seibles

Learning & Development Vice President

Tenee M. Hawkins

Marketing Vice President

Jennifer Bauer-Lyons

Internal Operations Vice President

Kimberly D. Allen Wright

Nominating Chair

Elizabeth Henry

Impacts & Measurements Chair

Daniela Medina

Parliamentarian

Fabiola Charles Stokes

Recording Secretary

Margaux Kaynard

Community Vice President