Junior League of New Orleans

Community Projects

Over the years thousands of New Orleans-area residents have benefited from the work of Junior League volunteers and, indeed, helping others has immeasurably enriched the lives of those volunteers. But an all-volunteer organization would not have had such an impact had it not instituted business-oriented standards to select and maintain its myriad projects and activities.

The Junior League of New Orleans defines many of its community services as projects. All must be compatible with and support JLNO vision, mission and focus areas.

A project must include a volunteer component to allow the utilization, training and development of volunteers, address a community need within one or more of the focus area, and the Junior League of New Orleans must have a position of responsibility in administration and program development. Furthermore, the project must have a high impact in the community. Specifically:

  • People's lives will change as a result of the program and the project has an evaluation process that supports results.
  • The underlying causes of the community need are addressed.
  • Ability to assess the number of people experiencing the change versus the intensity of that change.
  • Levels of change include knowledge, skills, attitudes, behavior, condition and status.

In addition, other requirements include a defined, viable plan for sustainability and an organizational infrastructure in place and capable of supporting project operations. 

The 2013-2014 Projects are:

  • Bayou District
  • Community Shift
  • Get on Board
  • Judgment Call
  • Kids in the Kitchen
  • Lafayette Charter School Support
  • Lemonade Day University
  • Rebuilding Together
  • Safe Sitter
  • Senior League

View a list of our past projects

Learn more about our Community Assistance Fund Grant process.

Apply for a Community Shift opportunity