A Message From Our President

HELLO!

Thank you for visiting our Junior League of Greensboro (JLG) website!  We are an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.  We welcome all women who value our mission, and we would love the opportunity to connect with you. The JLG is part of a network of over 290 Junior Leagues around the world, with over 125,000 collective women serving within the communities we call home.

Thousands of women over the past 93 years have committed their time, talent, and treasure to making Greensboro a better place. The reach of the JLG can be seen throughout our community – from the creation of the Greensboro Science Center, the Gateway Education Center, the Greensboro Children’s Museum, and the Greensboro History Museum to the countless boards and commissions served by trained members of the League. The JLG has gifted over $3.5 million to local area nonprofits and contributed countless hours to the community.

Last year wrapped up our four year focus on the issue of Aging.  We are broadening our scope to family and children.  Alongside community partners, and through our own initiatives, we want to improve the lives of families and children in our community.  Our partners, Community Housing Solutions, CWS, and the Kellin Foundation, alongside our very own Kids in the Kitchen program, are all dedicated to this cause and strive to better the experience of our Greensboro residents by completing home repairs and preparations, offering healthy eating initiatives, and engaging the community.

We will continue to focus on training women to be community leaders through educational opportunities, speakers, and service projects. Many charities measure their outputs in terms of the number of meals provided or items contributed, and we do too, but the Junior League of Greensboro’s main product or legacy is our people. We improve the community each year, and each year, train more and more women to serve and lead into the future. One hundred percent of our members report their desire to be involved with charitable work for the rest of their lives. JLG members go on to serve our community for years, investing in a variety of projects and areas that meet local needs and their specific areas of interest.

Thank you again for visiting our website, and for your interest in our organization. We invite you to connect with us and participate in making a positive impact on Greensboro in any or all of the following ways:

 

  • Joining our membership
  • Making a tax-deductible donation
  • Donating clothing and housewares to our Bargain Box Thrift Shop
  • Advertising in our Evergreene magazine
  • Becoming a corporate sponsor

The value proposition of the Junior League remains as strong as ever – joining with other women who want to make our city a better place and growing as leaders alongside them.  We are strong and resilient.  We are committed to serving our community and to one another.

Believe in the power of women!

Tyson H. Strandberg

President, 2021-2022