JLC MEMBER, KARA SIMMONS, NAMED TO COLUMBIA HOUSING AUTHORITY BOARD

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Junior League of Columbia member, Kara Simmons, has been named to the Columbia Housing Authority Board of Commissioners. Kara currently serves as the JLC’s education and development chair. Kara was very involved with the Obama Foundation’s Community Leaders Corp in the Midlands. She currently serves as an adjunct professor at Columbia College, the executive director… Read More

Healthy Kids Fun Fair THIS Saturday 3/9

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The Healthy Kids Fun Fair is a FREE community event designed with your family in mind! Join us on Saturday, March 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Segra Park (formally Spirit Communications Park) for a fun-filled morning guaranteed to leave a smile on your child’s face. To kick off the event, we will… Read More

New Member Project: Palmetto Place Valentine’s Day Party

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Junior League of Columbia’s new member groups have been busy with community activities! Right before Valentine’s Day, one of our new member groups hosted a Valentine’s Day themed celebration for 11 young adults at Palmetto Place. Pizza, salad, and fruit were set up buffet style in their large dining room, which was decked out in… Read More

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: COMMUNITY IMPACT GRANTS

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The purpose of the JLC Community Impact Grant Program is to assist like-minded community partners in their efforts to improve lives in the greater Midlands area. The 2019-2020 Junior League of Columbia Community Impact Grant Request for Proposals is open. Find more information here: 2019 JLC Community Impact Grant RFP Key 2019 dates: March 5: RFP… Read More

Book + Event to Celebrate JLC Past President, Isabel Whaley Sloan

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Isabel Whaley Sloan served as President of Junior League of Columbia from 1929 to 1930.  Richland Library will host “Remembering Rachel Haynie and Isabel Whaley Sloan” on March 10, 2019 from 3 to 5 p.m. From Richland Library:  Born 1897 in Columbia, Isabel Whaley Sloan started teaching ballroom dancing and social etiquette when she was… Read More

Community Partner Breakfast: February 2019

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This morning, the Community Research and Project Development Committee, led by chair Ann-Stanton Gore, hosted a wonderful “Pastries with Partners” breakfast. The focus was on providing our community partners with value-added information and insight from industry experts on how these non-profit partners can market and promote their organizations and missions.  It was a packed morning with… Read More

New Member Project: Healthy & Happy Kids

At the end of January, one of the Junior League of Columbia’s new member groups hosted their second project night for Healthy & Happy Kids at Alcorn Middle School. The theme for the event was healthy eating and dental health. Upon arrival, the students went to a trail mix station to make healthy snacks to… Read More

JLC AT LARGE DIRECTOR, RANIA JAMISON, SERVES AS KEYNOTE

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Junior League of Columbia At Large Director, Rania Jamison, was recently invited to serve as the keynote speaker for the University of South Carolina’s 33rd annual Student Leadership and Diversity Conference. The theme of this year’s conference was “Be What’s Next,” challenging attendees to take messages from their favorite shows and put those lessons into action for… Read More

Healthy Kids Fun Fair Is One Month Away!

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Join the Junior League of Columbia Saturday, March 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Segra Park (formerly Spirit Communications Park) for the second annual Healthy Kids Fun Fair. Healthy Kids Fun Fair is a FREE community event, guaranteed to leave a smile on every child’s face. Descarga el anuncio en Español aquí. The event… Read More

Spotlight: JLC Junior Volunteers

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Junior League of Columbia’s Junior Volunteers (JV) program, created to promote voluntarism among youth in the community, is designed for young ladies in grades seven through twelve. This year, JLC has 42 Junior Volunteers, and they have been quite busy! In December, Junior Volunteers enjoyed a holiday celebration, went caroling and adopted a family of… Read More