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 […]

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 […]