By: Alexis Arlett JLB Arts – Hyde Park is an arts-based volunteer placement that takes place two Saturdays per month at Boston Renaissance Children’s Charter School. The JLB volunteers and a group of 20 young girls meet and delve into the different aspects of artistic expression. Each session has a different lesson and is led… Read More
By Kristin Halfpenny JL Boston is very excited to roll out its new Public Advocacy Committee, which will tackle larger social issues in Boston. Supported by the League’s mission, the Public Advocacy Committee will work to influence public policy–both legislative and regulatory–and other key stakeholders statewide on critical non-partisan/bi-partisan issues relevant to the League’s mission… Read More
By Cally McGowan The Junior League of Boston’s STEM community placement is in its second year and thriving in its new home at the Salesian Boys and Girls Club of East Boston. This signature placement encourages young girls to expand their interest and ability in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) by participating in a… Read More
By Jennifer Hemmerdinger Name: Karen Page Hometown: Currently resides in Merrimack, NH but grew up in Manchester, NH Role in JL Boston: President of the Junior League of Boston Number of Years in Junior League (including other chapters): 17 How did you first get involved with the Junior League? I first joined in 2000 and… Read More
Dear JL Boston membership, We were honored to represent the Junior League of Boston at the annual AJLI Winter Leadership Conference, held this year in Long Beach, CA. One of many conferences and training opportunities presented by AJLI, the Winter Leadership Conference takes place every January. It is held in a different city each year and is… Read More
By: Angelica Riedel After a couple years in the making, the Training Council officially kicked off the JL Boston Mentorship Program in January, and mentors and mentees got together to start this year-long program. The Program is intended to strengthen relationships between newer and more senior members. All members in attendance were excited about the… Read More
By: Danielle Kaslow Following up on our recent profile of Show House Co-Chair Alison Webb, today we are featuring fellow Co-Chair, Hayley Hannan. Hayley shares her journey of first becoming involved with the League, her transition to becoming Show House Co-Chair, and her proudest moment from this year’s highly successful Designer Show House.
by Emily Thomsen Back in November, a group of League members, including myself, joined Malia Lazu at headquarters for an open and honest discussion about diversity, inclusion, and the true meaning of bias and how it impacts our everyday lives, particularly in the League.
By: Danielle Kaslow Today we are showcasing Show House Co-Chair, Alison Webb. Originally from Mendon,Vermont (near Killington), Alison speaks with us about how she first became involved with the League, how she chose her current two-year placement, and her words of wisdom for potential members.
By Vanessa Emodi Training presented by: Margot Phelps of Big Sister Association Intentional mentoring is the deliberate use of self in every interaction with youth, and strives for development of a positive adult-youth relationship. Many of the League’s community placements involve interacting with young girls from different walks of life, so we want to make… Read More