Preventing Human Trafficking at the Global & Federal Level

Globally, the impact of COVID-19 and the corresponding economic downturn have exacerbated the issue of human trafficking.   Human Trafficking Globally The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) notes that increases in unemployment (especially for low wage workers) are making a large number of people who were already vulnerable to trafficking even more so. […]

Combatting Human Trafficking in Chicago and Cook County

Human Trafficking doesn’t discriminate based on race, gender or geographical location. It happens everywhere, be it downtown Chicago, the wealthy suburbs, or the rural parts of the state. What does differ is the way in which victims of human trafficking are viewed and treated by law enforcement and the legal system. Though Chicago makes up […]

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 […]

Junior League of Chicago Receives $5,000 from the A. Montgomery Ward Foundation to support The Women’s Treatment Center (TWTC) of Chicago

CHICAGO – September 3rd, 2019 – The Junior League of Chicago (JLC) received a $5,000 grant from the A. Montgomery Ward Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee, to support its community-based efforts at The Women’s Treatment Center (TWTC), which supports women who are recovering from addiction to rebuild their lives with their families and successfully re-enter the workforce.  […]

How to Succeed in the Junior League

Whether you’re a born leader or one in training, the Junior League of Chicago provides an unparalleled platform to hone your leadership skills.