One Night Count Reveals 3,772 Homeless, Outside in King County

By Marcy Comer 3,772 people were homeless and outside in King County on Jan. 23, according to results from the latest One Night Count – an annual survey organized by the Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness.  This number is an increase of 21% over those found without shelter last year. This number always is assumed toContinue reading “One Night Count Reveals 3,772 Homeless, Outside in King County”

Make Your Voice Heard November 4th

On November 4, 2014, the City of Seattle will vote on Proposition 1A and 1B. Voters are asked to decide, 1. Should either of these measures be enacted into law and 2. Regardless of whether you voted yes or no above, if one of these measures is enacted, which one should it be? Both 1AContinue reading “Make Your Voice Heard November 4th”

10 Ways You Can Fight Human Trafficking Today

by Carlee Nesse The Junior League of Seattle is committed to supporting our community partner Seattle Against Slavery (SAS) in fighting human trafficking. Seattle is a port city and port cities are especially attractive to human trafficking organizations. Human trafficking happens on a scale that can be overwhelming but there are simple, effective, ways toContinue reading “10 Ways You Can Fight Human Trafficking Today”

From Place to Place

by Shanna Lisberg The Advocacy Committee hosted a screening of the documentary “From Place to Place” followed by a panel discussion on March 18th. Every year, 30,000 youths age out of foster care, having spent an average of 5 years in the system. “From Place to Place” follows 3 of these teens – Micah, Mandy,Continue reading “From Place to Place”

Junior League Takes the Capitol

by Olivia Burley On Monday, February 17 – aptly Presidents’ Day, the Junior League of Seattle hosted Capitol Day at the State Capitol in Olympia. Joined by members of the Junior League chapters in Olympia, Tacoma, and Yakima, the event focused on providing an overview of the state legislative process, meeting key players, and learningContinue reading “Junior League Takes the Capitol”

“FROM PLACE TO PLACE” SCREENING AND TRAINING

The Advocacy Committee will host a screening of the documentary “From Place to Place” followed by a panel discussion on March 18th at Hotel 1000. The film “tells the story of the invisible children who grow up in America’s foster care system”.  Children in Foster Care has been an advocacy focus for the League. UnderstandContinue reading ““FROM PLACE TO PLACE” SCREENING AND TRAINING”

Women’s History Month Events

By Shanna Lisberg March is Women’s History Month, a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society. It has been observed annually by the United States throughout the month of March since 1987. Here are some ways you can celebrate Women’s History Month locally. Add your own ideas and events in comments! “The FirstContinue reading “Women’s History Month Events”

January Happenings in the Junior League

by Shanna Lisberg There are 293 chapters of the Junior League throughout Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and the United States whose mission is to promote volunteerism and develop the potential of women. We all know how the Junior League of Seattle promotes the mission statement, but what about the rest of the League? Here’sContinue reading “January Happenings in the Junior League”

Day-Long Training Focuses on Advocacy, Fundraising

By Shanna Lisberg Close to 100 first-year members of The Junior League descended upon the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Jan. 25, for an all-day training. The day started out early and, as members gathered to check in, more than one lady arrived bearing a large cup of coffee. By 9 a.m. the trainingContinue reading “Day-Long Training Focuses on Advocacy, Fundraising”

Marlo Thomas: Women’s History Month: Closing the Ambition Gap

Marlo Thomas: Women’s History Month: Closing the Ambition Gap. “Whatever happened to the women’s movement? Where are the feminist freedom fighters today?” Cultivate the strong women within yourself, foster it in those around you, and in those who look to you as a role model.