Yearly Archive: 2011

Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that mean the most

As we approach the end of the year and I reflect back on all that transpired in 2011, I realize it was a tumultuous year marked by a dizzying array of contradictions—de-stabilizing conflicts both political and financial followed by glimmers … Read more

If at first you don’t succeed, try it a different way

Launched in 2008, the Junior League of Philadelphia‘s (JLP) Project GREEN: Using Nature to Nurture was focused on the intersection of children’s health and wellness and the natural environment. Project GREEN was created with three projects in mind: Campus … Read more

Pausing to say thanks…

As we pause to give thanks for all of the things we take for granted throughout the rest of the year, I wanted to share with you some of the interesting experiences I’ve had this fall, and the insights I’ve … Read more

What makes a good program a good program?

Based on what the Junior League of Pensacola (JULEP) is doing with its foster care initiative, we’d say the formula is: pressing need + community support + total commitment + willingness to adapt.

JULEP is in the fifth year of … Read more

What is it about Thanksgiving?

Americans have had a love affair with Thanksgiving for generations (along with Canadians, though they celebrate it in October). And, while it is an intensely family-oriented holiday (with lots of football added), Thanksgiving also serves as the catalyst for many … Read more