February Volunteers of the Month

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Cassie Muntz, Food and Wine Festival Committee, Fund Development Council

Cassie has returned to the Food & Wine Logistics Committee and has brought back her great experience and knowledge to the team. She has been extremely helpful in helping to secure all the Food & Wine contracts and has even secured a $1,500 sponsor. Cassie is a wonderful member of the Food & Wine committee and we are lucky to have her.  Can’t wait to see the fruits of her labor in May!

February Volunteers of the Month

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Kate Scro, Membership Connections Committee, Membership Council

Above and beyond doesn’t do justice to this Membership Connections member. She organizes fantastic event after fantastic event and just when you think everything’s been done, she comes up with more. Just an example of some of her events: Floating Yogis, Succulent Wreath-Making, Mermaid Fitness at the Del, Rock Climbing at Vertical Hold, Cycling at Pure…This member is A TREASURE to the Membership Connections committee and all of JLSD.

February Volunteers of the Month

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Ali Head, Jingle Bell Bachelor Bash Chair, Fund Development Council

Who can you call when you need to find 15 eligible bachelors that can get the job done? Thank you Ali for working tirelessly on Jingle Bell Bachelor Bash ensuring that it was a huge success. She went above and beyond and lead her committee every step of the way.   Your efforts are recognized and appreciated!

Junior League San Diego joins “The Little Black Dress Initiative”

Today marks the first day the Junior League of San Diego (JLSD) joins The Little Black Dress Initiative (#TheLBDI) – a global mission to “Make Poverty Unfashionable.”

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When we consider the symptoms of poverty – homelessness, unemployment, food insecurity and limited education – foster youth are disproportionately affected.  

The Junior League of San Diego has a long-standing tradition supporting foster youth.  Therefore, throughout this #TheLBDI week, February 6-10, 2017, our Junior League of San Diego members will wear one black dress for five days to spark a conversation about foster youth and how everyone can help break their cycle of poverty.

The Junior League of San Diego invites YOU to join the cause.  Lend your voice to our mission to “Make Poverty Unfashionable.”  When you see see your JLSD friend, neighbor, or colleague supporting The Little Black Dress Initiative this week, consider:

  • sharing your own experience with poverty, #TheLBDI #JLSDDoesLBD
  • sharing your efforts to help others overcome poverty, #TheLBDI #JLSDDoesLBD
  • sharing the name of a local organization working effectively to eliminate poverty in our community, #TheLBDI #JLSDDoesLBD
  • sharing your support of the Junior League of San Diego member’s commitment to “Making Poverty Unfashionable,” by donating to the Annual Fund. #TheLBDI #JLSDDoesLBD

Poverty is real in our community.  Join us this week by sharing your #TheLBDI #WhyIJLSD #JLSDDoesLBD story.  Together, we can become a stronger voice as JLSD works to advocate for those less fortunate.  

 

 

JLSD Board Academy: Starting Soon

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The JLSD Board Academy is an 8 session engaging and dynamic program that trains current and future community members on how to become effective leaders of a nonprofit Board of Directors.

Interactive training will be provided by local non-profit experts on the following topics:

  • Board roles and responsibilities
  • Developing strategic plans
  • Measuring impact
  • Monitoring financial status
  • Understanding your role in public policy
  • Learning how to engage the community as a Board member

Members will graduate from the Board Academy series with the knowledge, skills and confidence to become an active and productive Board member.

The first of eight training opportunities will be Monday, 6 February. Click here to sign up today.

JLSD Board Academy 2017 training dates are: February 6th, 15th and 27th; March 13th and 27th; April 10th and 24th; and May 1st. Each session is from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at 210 Maple, with a social and dinner beginning at 6pm.  A certificate of completion will be issued to those who attend 6 of the 8 trainings.

Community Partner Spotlight: Take Wing Transitional Living Program

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Take Wing Transitional Living Program (TLP) is an apartment complex located in the Sports Arena/Point Loma area of San Diego that offers transitional housing for homeless youth, including parenting youth, throughout the County for up to 18 cumulative months. The program provides 33 semi-furnished 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments. Program goals and objectives focus on each youth’s transition to self-sufficiency and successful investment in a sense of community.

Take Wing offers transitional housing and supportive services under 2 categories:

  • TYH- The first category serves youth, 18-24, who “aged out” of foster care and who were in foster care in San Diego on or after their 16th birthday and are currently at risk for homelessness. Youth are allowed up to 24 cumulative months of service between the ages of 18-24 (no longer eligible once a youth turns 24 years old).
  • Community Youth/TLP- The second category serves youth in the community, ages 16-21 (16 and 17 year olds must be legally emancipated), who are homeless. Youth are allowed up to 18 months of service between the ages of 16-21 (no longer eligible once a youth turns 22 years old).

JLSD has helped furnish apartments, provided Thanksgiving dinners and organized cooking and art classes for the Take Wing residents. For more information on Take Wing, download their brochure here or visit their website.

January Volunteers of the Month

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Crystal Arnote, Main Event Chair, Fund Development Council

Who was that beautiful, elegant woman running around the Junior League of San Diego’s Main Event? Crystal Arnote began working on the new signature fund development event well before this league year started. She spent countless hours working on the event and leading her committee.  Thank you for not being fearful of forging into unknown territory for JLSD and helping us on the path to achieving a strategic fundraising goal. The Main Event was a roaring success and you set the bar high for events to come!