Community

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. 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.”

The JLRV is committed to making an impact in the community in many ways. JLRV members currently serve or have recently served on the following community boards:

  • Apple Ridge Farm
  • Blacksburg Young Professionals
  • BLAQ+ (Roanoke Diversity Center)
  • Botetourt County Chamber of Commerce
  • City of Roanoke Fair Housing Board
  • Cook Your Culture
  • DePaul Community Resources
  • Diamonds in The Ruff
  • Family Services Roanoke Valley
  • Genetic Counseling Advisory Board (Virginia Department of Medicine)
  • Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline
  • Girls Rock Roanoke
  • Leadership Roanoke Valley
  • Medical Society of Virginia
  • Mill Mountain Theatre
  • Mill Mountain Zoo
  • Miss Roanoke Valley Pageant Inc.
  • Pathfinders for Greenways
  • Radford University School Psychology Program Advisory Board
  • Roanoke Bar Association
  • Roanoke Law Foundation
  • Roanoke Library Foundation Board
  • Roanoke Modern Quilt Guild
  • Roanoke Public Library Advisory Board
  • Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Salem Council of PTAs
  • Salem Economic Development Authority
  • Salem Sports Foundation
  • South Salem Elementary School PTA
  • Spooky Sprint 5K
  • Square Society
  • University of Virginia Alumni Association, Roanoke Chapter
  • USDA Customer Experience Committee, Internal Customers, Nationwide.
  • Virginia Association of Genetic Counselors
  • Virginia Natural Resource Conservation Service Civil Rights Advisory Committee
  • Virginia Representative for Natural Resource Conservation Service Organics
  • Virginia Tech Alumni Association, Roanoke Valley Chapter
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association
  • West End Center for Youth