Community Awards

Community Awards

Each year during the May General Membership Meeting, the Junior League of Atlanta presents two community awards: Kids Who Care Awards and the Empowerment Award

Kids Who Care

Click here to see how the Junior League of Atlanta and WXIA are partnering to recognize Kids Who Care.

Empowerment Award

2014 Empowerment Award Winner Yatecca Lofton

Community partners are invited to apply for the Junior League of Atlanta’s Empowerment Award. This award is presented each year to one partner agency and one woman with whom the agency has worked to bring about positive change in her life.  The award was created to support the Junior League of Atlanta’s vision of assisting and celebrating at-risk women and children who have worked to achieve self-sufficiency. The Junior League of Atlanta will recognize the outstanding, exemplary efforts of our Atlanta partners as well as the personal growth of the individual nominee.

The application to nominate your agency and a woman with who your organization has worked with for a period of at least six months is accessible by clicking on the Complete Application image below. The successful application should demonstrate that the individual has worked toward self-sufficiency and developed positive life changes, such as the development of successful job training, money management, stress management, and positive personal influences. 


The Junior League of Atlanta, Inc. defines self-sufficiency as having the educational/vocational, emotional and physical health resources, financial management tools, and support systems to adequately provide for basic needs, including affordable housing, transportation, childcare, and nutrition necessary to live independently and become a productive, contributing member of society.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is Friday, April 8, 2016. The honorees (agency and individual recipient) will be announced in May and presented with the award at the Junior League of Atlanta Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Dinner on May 17, 2016. Please ensure that your individual nominee is willing to have information of her assistance shared with the members of The Junior League of Atlanta, Inc. and the media.  We will also invite the selected nominee to briefly speak to our members at the event.


For more information contact the Community Service Awards Chair at communityawards@jlatlanta.org.