4th Annual Virginia Leadership Summit: Through the Eyes of a New Member

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On November 2, the Junior League of Northern Virginia hosted the 4th Annual Virginia Summit, an event that brought together Junior League members from the 8th Virginia Leagues and surrounding areas for enlightening and empowering discussions surrounding leadership. This year, the theme was “Transformational Leadership: Inspire and Motivate!” and JLNVB was proud to send 6… Read More

New Member DIAD Fall Project: Jacox Elementary Teacher’s Lounge

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By Nathalie Lancaster, New Member Mentor Four hours, twenty-two women and a whole lot of imagination. That’s what it took to transform Jacox Elementary School’s Teacher’s Lounge on the crisp morning of November 2nd and get a resounding “Wow!” from Jacox Principal Dr. Lucy Litchmore. Each year, New Members (NM) are asked to participate in… Read More

Making the Most of Your Membership: An In-depth Look at AJLI Resources & Benefits

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In addition to the many benefits and opportunities available to women as members of JLNVB, joining our League automatically grants you membership into the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI), and access to its vast network of knowledge and benefits as a result.  For more than a hundred years, The Junior League has been at… Read More

Community Spotlight: NICU Care Bags at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth

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In 2017, Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach began partnering with the Child Life Department for the Pediatric Inpatient Ward at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP). NMCP is one of the largest and the oldest continuously operating Naval hospitals in the country. It proudly serves past and present military members, as well as their families, in… Read More

JLNVB Members Attend Organizational Development Institute in Orlando

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By Renee Britton, Stephanie King, and Jillian Goodwin Three Junior League of Virginia Beach-Norfolk members attended AJLI’s Organizational Development Institute in Orlando this past February, which focused on “disrupting convention” as members learn more about AJLI, connect with other JL members, and work and learn together to create a vibrant future for our Junior League.  The opening plenary was led… Read More

JLNVB’s President-Elect and PEE attend 2018 AJLI Winter Leadership Conference in Long Beach, CA

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The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. Winter Leadership Conference provides workshops and leadership training for incoming Presidents, Presidents-Elect, and Executive Vice Presidents. This year the Winter Leadership was held in Long Beach, CA January 25-28, 2018.  President-Elect Tiffany Williams and current Membership Vice President and newly slated President-Elect-Elect Katie Doyle attended the conference.  Three hundred… Read More

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 (and higher… 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 close 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 1980s, 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