Junior League of the Quad Cities

 

What is the JLQC?

The Junior League of the Quad Cities is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. 

Surviving and Thriving

JLQC cose to esablish an endowment to leverage our funding into the future, since membership comes and goes with any volunteer organization. Over time, the interest earned on this endowment can provide a stable source of operating funds. We wanted to ensure that JLQC is a vibrant organization of women many years into the future, expressing the passion we all feel for our mission. Our mission of promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving communities has inspired hundreds of women to join our organization and contribute their time, resources, and talents to make a sizeable impact on our community. 

Biggest Impacts 

Some of our most recent accomplishments include a 1st annual 1 AM Strong 5k Mudventure Race that raised over $12,000 for local Quad City charities in 2012. In 2011, JLQC began the 1 AM initiative, a commitment to improve the perception and self image of women through leadership and empowerment. JLQC hosted a Miss Representation film viewing at the Putnam Museum to raise awareness of how women are portrayed in the media. This year's race in August will raise funds for Braking Traffic - an organization dedicated to eradicating sex trafficking in the Quad City area. JLQC also started the WINGs (Women Inspiring the Next Generation) Mentor Program at Davenport West High School and held its first annual conference in spring 2013. JLQC has been active in many other facets of the community as well, including volunteering with Family Resources to support DHS and yogaG to bring yoga into domestic violence shelters. In 2009, JLQC adopted an after school reading program called Underprivilaged Children. Other funds have been used to install handicap accessible equipment at a park in Bettendorf, IA and a sizable donation was provided to the Learning Campus in Bettendorf. Though we do not have a current "public" method of recognizing endowment donors, this is being considered for the future as we are very grateful for any donation to help sustain our mission. 

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