- Community Impact
Reaching Out to the CommunityPresentation from Community Grants Workshop
The Junior League of Dallas devotes volunteers and resources to support local hospital, mental health, therapeutic, and senior citizen programs. Health Issue Area volunteers are trained to advocate for senior citizens, assist with therapeutic horseback riding classes and facilitate activities for cancer patients. Volunteers also work in Dallas-area hospitals cuddling babies in the NICU, assist with well-woman events, become a buddy to hospitalized children, and host family fun night events for patients and their families.
Educational excellence is also a goal of the Junior League of Dallas. The League accomplishes this by working with local schools and agencies to support the educational needs of the community and address them using trained volunteers and funding dollars. JLD works with local educators to promote learning and build self-esteem for early childhood development and for school-age children. In addition, League volunteers teach adult literacy, GED and ESL programs.
Family Preservation focuses on promoting physically and emotionally healthy family units. Junior League volunteers work with adults and children to enhance positive self esteem and to teach personal responsibility and accountability. The JLD supports and promotes a better quality of life for the elderly and focuses on projects that provide assistance for those experiencing a crisis or stress.
Arts and Cultural Enrichment
Enhancing the lives of children and adults through arts and cultural enrichment has been a long-standing commitment of the Junior League of Dallas. Our trained volunteers help expose all ages-- from children to senior citizen--to community programs and events. We help bring music, nature, art and dance to those who otherwise may not have the opportunity to these experiences and agencies.
Breaking the cycle of poverty and homelessness in Dallas County is a primary concern of the JLD. The League works with local agencies to meet basic needs and improve the quality of life of the economically disadvantaged and under-served members of our community.
JLD volunteers are committed to providing solutions to issues of domestic violence, child abuse and juvenile delinquency. This is done through education, advocacy, and support services. Volunteers assist victims of child abuse by aiding caseworkers or investigating reports of child abuse or neglect, monitoring and expediting child abuse cases through the court system, and educating the community on these issues. Junior League financial resources and volunteers provide crucial contributions to the success of local programs to end the cycle of family violence and provide a safe haven for those who become victims of such abuse.
Junior League of Dallas Community Programs 2012-2013
Below is a list of current programs in the six JLD Issue Area fields. This list shows the number of trained volunteers and amount of funds (if any) made available for the program.
Arts & Cultural Enrichment
Booker T. Washington High School: 21 volunteers; $23,600
Community Sampler: 31 volunteers; $0
Dallas Arboretum: 60 volunteers; $13,330
Dallas Museum of Art: 54 volunteers; $4,000
Dallas Zoological Society: 30 volunteers; $27,103
Museum of Nature & Science: 57 volunteers; $23,790
Musical Therapy: 30 volunteers; $1,000
Total Arts: 283 volunteers; $92,826
Communities in Schools--NEW: 11 volunteers, $4,260
Dallas Tennis Association: 19 volunteers; $4,000
East Dallas Community School: 21 volunteers; $32,500
Friends of the Dallas Public Library: 15 volunteers; $14,500
Notre Dame School: 11 volunteers; $20,000
Texas Discovery Gardens--NEW: 15 volunteers, $4,260
Rise School: 11 volunteers; $38,000
Total Education: 103 volunteers; $117,520
Baylor Health Care System Foundation/Our Children’s House; Twice Blessed House: 55 volunteers; $13,150
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Dallas: 28 volunteers; $12,450
Bryan’s House: 16 volunteers; $28,003
Jubilee Park: 14 volunteers; $4,260
New Friends New Life: 11 volunteers, $7,500
Promise House: 13 volunteers; $19,070
Ronald McDonald House: 78 volunteers; $24,500
Total Family Preservation: 215 volunteers; $108,933
Cancer Support Community North Texas: 62 volunteers; $32,500
Children’s Medical Center: 44 volunteers; $31,000
EQUEST: 26 volunteers; $33,000
Methodist Medical Center: 37 volunteers; $27,950
Parkland Health & Hospital System: 35 volunteers; $33,500
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children: 37 volunteers; $7,800
The Senior Source, Senior Citizens of Greater Dallas: 23 volunteers; $38,500
Total Health: 264 volunteers; $204,250
Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity: 29 volunteers; $35,000
Interfaith Housing Coalition: 19 volunteers; $36,257
North Dallas Shared Ministries: 13 volunteers; $40,000
North Texas Food Bank: 23 volunteers; $18,000
St. Philips School and Community Center--NEW: 11 volunteers; $4,260
Vickery Meadow Learning Center: 11 volunteers; $10,500
Total Poverty Interventiom: 106 volunteers; $144,017
Community Partners of Dallas: 36 volunteers; $39,000
CONTACT Crisis Line: 16 volunteers; $30,957
Dallas CASA: 21 volunteers; $31,000
Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center: 51 volunteers; $35,000
Genesis Women’s Shelter: 47 volunteers; $42,500
Our Friends Place: 22 volunteers; $30,000
The Family Place: 22 volunteers; $15,000
Total Violence Intervention: 215 volunteers; $223,457
Community Program listing current as of 11/20/2012.