Career Readiness and Financial Literacy

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By Shanon Miller, Community Impact Development Chair  Basic job skills and financial literacy are necessary in order for an adult to provide for themselves and their family. Without the skills necessary to perform as an entry level employee, there is no opportunity for a person to work their way up and develop into higher paying… Read More

Closing the Meal Gap – The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore

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By Erin Rice For many years, the Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach (JLNVB) has focused its community efforts to mitigate childhood obesity and nutrition among children in south Hampton Roads. As a result of that initiative, the members of the JLNVB have committed their time to closing the meal gap and ensuring our children have… Read More

Childhood Literacy

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By Shanon Miller, Community Impact Development Chair-Elect  In the early 1980’s the federal government began to draw attention to a “widespread public perception that something is seriously remiss in our educational system” through the creation of the National Commission on Excellence in Education and the resulting report, “A Nation at Risk.” This report warned policymakers… Read More

Still Room for Improvement: How We Can Help Survivors of Sexual Assault in the Military

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By Carrie Mora Due to our location and membership, the JLNVB is in a unique position to support members of the military who have experienced sexual assault. Sexual assault has plagued the U.S. military throughout history, and this issue become especially visible since women joined the Armed Forces in 1948 when Congress passed the Women’s… Read More

The Invisible War

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By Elizabeth Green Living in Hampton Roads, chances are you know someone who is in the military. You lose sleep at night worrying about a loved one’s safety when deployed, even though they go through rigorous precautionary training to minimize risk. But still, stories of IED’s and rogue bullets pervade our minds, and increase our… Read More

Battling Homelessness: How We Can Help Homeless Children in Our Local Community

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By Carrie Mora Homelessness among children is an issue that has been lamented throughout U.S. history. The number of homeless children reached a record high in 2013 with 2.5 million children, or one in 30 children, experiencing homelessness (Ziv, 2014). This number rose an astounding 8 percent from 2012 – 2013 (Ziv, 2014). These millions of children… Read More