Volunteering with Community Impact at the Greater Boston Food Bank by: Amy Bucher

By Mariana Gay   It’s always a rewarding experience to interact with our Junior League partners in the community.  I recently discovered a great way to volunteer outside of my own placement with the Community Impact Council. This council provides members volunteer opportunities with numerous organizations at a wide range of non-profit events in the… Read More

CPR Training with Boston EMS by: Amy Bucher

By Brittany Trimble Did you know that if someone in cardiac arrest receives cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) immediately, it more than doubles the person’s chances of survival (1)? Time is of the essence in improving outcomes, so having people knowledgeable in CPR can make a huge difference if someone is in need. As trained volunteers serving… Read More

Training Takeaways: Getting Girls Excited about STEM by: Stephanie Lincoln

By: Mariana Gay JL Boston members recently gathered at league headquarters for a special training and discussion about how we can get girls in our community excited about the many opportunities that STEM has to offer. Joining us for the training were panelists Leslie Coles, executive director and co-founder of Moms as Mentors, Margot Sigur,… Read More

Raise for the Roses! by: Stephanie Lincoln

By: Mariana Gay The Raise for the Roses event was the perfect mix of Derby fun, spring fashion and philanthropy. The Derby event raised funds for the Junior League’s mission of supporting the greater Boston community through community programs.   The weather cleared up just in time for the race and to take in stunning… Read More

May Member Spotlight: Elizabeth Wagner by: Stephanie Lincoln

Today we spotlight JL Boston BOD member Elizabeth Wager who recently took an EPIC trip across 3 countries as part of AJLI’s partnership with Cross Cultural Solutions (CCS). Read on to her about her amazing experience!

6 Tips to Shake Your Sugar Habit from JL Boston Member Joanne Draper by: Stephanie Lincoln

Do you find yourself heading to the office vending machine or kitchen each afternoon, looking for a sweet pick me up? You aren’t the only one! But after that initial sugar high and boost of energy, you’re right back where you started: feeling tired and craving more sugar. In an effort to break the sugar… Read More

Promoting Positive Body Image Training with Dr. Caryn Bello by: Stephanie Lincoln

Our recent training on promoting positive body image was an active, engaging, and eye-opening discussion lead by Dr. Caryn Bello, a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in self-esteem, body image and eating disorders.

April (Double) Member Spotlight: Gala Girls by: Stephanie Lincoln

When we asked Charity Gala Committee Chair Celeste Scott-Walker about this year’s team she mentioned a quote by Sandra Day O’Conner: “We don’t accomplish anything in this world alone… and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one’s life and all the weavings of individual threads form one to another that creates something.”  … Read More

Salon Series Recap: Cycle of Violence by: Stephanie Lincoln

By: Ashley Young As part of the JL Boston Salon Series, I recently had the opportunity to spend an evening at the home of member Kaitlin Gastrock and hear Kellie Harvey lead a discussion around the cycle of domestic violence. Kelly, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, works at The Door Is Open Counseling Center as… Read More

2017 Boston Bachelor Auction Raises Nearly $30,000 by: Alicia Dunn

On Friday, February 10, doors opened to a sold-out crowd of 250 people at the Foundation Room in the Boston House of Blues. The live auction kicked off with emcees Ashlee Feldman from JAM’N 945 and Ghandi from Matty in the Morning getting the crowd excited to bid on bachelors and a wide variety of… Read More