Thoughts from the Exec. Dir.

This Could Happen in Any City

In a time when civic trauma – whether civil unrest, racially motivated violence, or hate crimes – sweeps many of our cities, Junior Leagues are facing the challenge of demonstrating community leadership in times of crisis. As you can see from my article in Philanthropy Journal’s October issue, what Junior Leagues in Charleston, Baltimore and St. Louis have done in their cities offers a game plan for Leagues (as well as other community-based organizations) looking to provide support to their communities when a crisis hits. As the Junior League of St. Louis’ Allie Chang Ray says, “Civil unrest is something that we should all be thinking about, because this could happen in any city.”


One Response

  1. Verne Brown says:

    As a sustainer lifetime member of the JL of Detroit. I am here to help
    AJLI understand that so many leagues are completely out of touch with the areas they serve.

    In light of Ferguson and Balitmore
    and Dallas and New Orleans. I have decided to start a nonprofit
    Chat and Chew with Community, Children and Cops
    The purpose change the dynamics of race and public relations with law enforcement.

    USA was founded on the foundation of slavery. The roots of the USA is slavery. African Americans are not free yet. We can not ignore that what America needs is series of talks on race relations, diversity and inclusion of all races.