One Little Black Dress, but a Big Purpose

The JLC’s LBDI For many, the little black dress is a wardrobe staple, perfect for an important meeting or night on the town. So, why is the LBD at the center of the JLC’s newest fundraising campaign? With the unstoppable force that is the Junior League of Chicago, from May 10-14 we will participate in […]

COVID-19 and the Junior League of Chicago: One Year Later

Do you remember where you were and what you were doing when news of the COVID-19 pandemic broke in March 2020? I do, and I suspect all of you have a memory of that period imprinted on you. While much of life as we knew it came to a screeching halt, the Junior League of […]

Networking Opportunities Within the Junior League

There are countless benefits to joining the Junior League of Chicago. Whether you’re seeking social activities, volunteer opportunities, or civic engagement, our organization offers something for everyone. One of those benefits is through various networking opportunities which many members encounter by chance or by choice in the following ways: By attending our JLCU events Organically, […]

Hubbard Helps Radio Program Featuring Melissa Schumacher

Earlier this month, Junior League of Chicago President Melissa Schumacher appeared on the Hubbard Helps radio program to talk about the JLC’s impact on the Chicago community, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read below for a transcript of the interview or click the player below to listen.  Welcome to Hubbard Helps, a program that spotlights […]

Human Trafficking Prevention Efforts During COVID-19

The Unexpected Impact of COVID-19 on the Human Trafficking Epidemic in Chicago As we continue to see Chicago, and the world, adjust to its “new normal” of COVID-19 life, there are many effects of this pandemic that may not immediately come to mind. It is not long lines at the grocery store, a hand sanitizer […]

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

As we welcome a new year, the Junior League of Chicago (JLC) joins organizations around the country in recognizing January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.  Throughout this month, we’ll be sharing posts about the JLC’s commitment to ending Human Trafficking, brought to you by the Advocacy Council and Freeing Individuals From Human […]

Tour of the JLC: 21-Day Advocacy Challenge, Week 2

Welcome to week two of the 21-Day Advocacy Challenge, part of the Tour of the JLC, a celebration of the anniversary of the founding of the Junior League of Chicago. This week builds on your success from Week 1 and challenges you to increase your advocacy impact. Missed the first week? You can review the […]

Tour of the JLC: 21-Day Advocacy Challenge, Week 1

In recognition of the anniversary of the founding of the Junior League of Chicago (JLC), throughout the month of November the JLC is celebrating with a “Tour of the JLC” sharing the wide variety of ways the JLC impacts our community.  Advocacy is an important part of the JLC’s community improvement toolbox, and so we […]

Focusing on the Issues Together: Join Us to Virtually Watch the 2020 Debates

What will happen when the candidates take to the debate stage for the 2020 presidential debates? We don’t know — but what we do know is there are a number of pressing issues facing women, children, and our communities that the next president (and vice-president) will have the opportunity to address. We invite you to […]

Voting Is a Service to Our Community

During these unprecedented times, it’s more important than ever to be equipped with the knowledge, tools, and resources to be successful advocates for the issues facing women in our community at the local, state, and national levels.  Voting is one of the most important – and easiest – ways we exhibit advocacy.  Below are actions […]