Since 1930, members of the Junior League of Monroe have devoted countless volunteer hours to meet the needs of the people and organizations of our community. Community leaders have always looked to the JLM for leadership in starting new community programs. As a result, the JLM has often been the catalyst that turned an idea into a success that benefited many in our area. Here is a look at some of the worthwhile endeavors of the JLM throughout the past years and the years they began:
Our 2015-2016 active community projects include Provisional Project, Done in a Day; Tools and Literacy for Children; Education Task Force which includes Teachers’ Mini-Grants & ACT Workshops, Families Can’t Wait.
- 2014: Provisional Project
- 2010’s: Done In A Day
- 2000’s: Project Child; Operation Abstinence; Rockin’ Mamas; Teen Screen; Kids in the Kitchen; ACT Workshops; TLC-Tools and Literacy for Children.
- 1990’s: Shots for Tots; Family Resource Center at NLU; Star Lab; YWCA Shelter for Battered Women; Operation Childwatch; Character Counts!; CASA- Court Appointed Special Advocate; G.U.S. Camp-Growing Up Strong; Girls Self-esteem Lock-in’s; First Steps which later became Families Can’t Wait.
- 1980’s: Parents’ Anonymous Chapter; Volunteers at E.A. Conway Hospital; Substance Abuse Awareness and Prevention; Zoo Docent Program; Lifeline; Muscular Dystrophy Association; Cancer Research Center; Bright House; Dental Clinic; Teen Court; Teen Pregnancy Prevention; Scholars’ Banquet; Teachers’ Mini-Grants.
- 1970’s: Impaired Hearing Classroom Volunteers; Ouachita parish Parents League; Youth House; Tutorial Program in the Parish School System; The Development Center-a drug rehabilitation center; Hindicrafts for the Mentally Challenged; Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation Instructors; Sunshine for Seniors; Ouachita Pastoral Counseling Organization; Northeast Louisiana Arts Council; Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St. Francis Medical Center; Ouachita Regional Blood Center.
- 1960’s: Cerebral Palsy School, Cooley School for the Mentally Challenged; Restoration of the Colonial Dames Museum; Summer Day Camp for Mentally Challenged Children; Operation Neverstop; West Monroe Boy’s Club; Summer Remedial Reading Program; School Volunteers.
- In the beginning… 1930’s, 40’s, 50’s: Baby Clinic at St. Francis Hospital, Milk Fund; Children’s Reading Room at Ouachita Parish Library; Mental Health Guidance Center.
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