The Junior League of Roanoke Valley is committed to training women as civic leaders. Since 1926, we’ve identified community issues and worked to find collaborative solutions to address those problems. Our approach is simple: through hands-on training and formal learning opportunities, we provide women with the skills they need to improve the quality of life for the total hours, valued at over $[xx] dollars, along with $[xx.00] in grant funding to our community partners. The JLRV raises thousands of dollars each year through the annual Stocked Market, with all funds staying local to the Roanoke Valley. We also provide scholarships to deserving high school students each year and plan a community blood drive.
To make a greater impact in the Roanoke community, in 2018, The Junior League of Roanoke Valley committed to rolling out a new community engagement model known as Issue-Based Community Impact (IBCI). The IBCI model orients strategic tactics of direct service, advocacy and public education/awareness, strategic grant-making, capacity building, training, and coalition building towards achieving specific, measurable impact in the community.
Under the IBCI model, our focus is “Addressing poverty by connecting the community to existing resources and removing barriers to healthcare and food.