Peachtree Papers Winter 2022 Issue

Hot off the digital press! The Peachtree Papers‘ digital-only Winter 2022 Issue is officially out, and we’re incredibly excited to share it with you! Click here to flip through the pages and read engaging and informative stories written by our talented Peachtree Papers Committee and Peachtree Papers Writer’s Collective. This issue features stories on mental health,… Read More

Camille Kesler honored as a notable member of AJLI

The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI) recognizes Notable Members of the Junior League who have paved the way forward for women and girls and the larger public good, whether they used their notoriety to garner national attention to important community issues or set a precedent as the first member and/or leader of a… Read More

Inaugural Literacy Walk Raises $25,000 for Literacy

The Junior League of Atlanta’s inaugural Literacy Walk was held on November 7, 2021, and it engaged more than 200 participants of all ages to go the extra mile for literacy. Participant and sponsor support and helped raise nearly $25,000 for literacy awareness in the Greater Atlanta community, with proceeds benefiting the JLA and its work with local… Read More

The Journey from “I Can’t” to “I Can”

By Sarah Batts, Executive Director of the Shepherd Center Foundation and Past-President of The Junior League of Atlanta, Inc. In the wee hours of December 21, 2019, I received a call that told me 2020 would be beyond challenging. I groggily answered the phone to hear Sarah Morrison, president, and CEO of Shepherd Center, say,… Read More

Unprecedented Times Call for Unprecedented Gratitude

By Charlotte Terrell, Talent Management Specialist and Past President of The Junior League of Atlanta, Inc. (2003-2004) This year has been one like no other. It started as most do with celebrations of a new year and the innumberable possibilities that await. Then COVID-19 happened, and we didn’t have a clear idea of what tomorrow… Read More

How JLA’s Little Black Dress Initiative is Charting a Positive Path Forward while Bringing Awareness to Generational Poverty

By Melissa R. Brogdon, MS.Ed, CFRE The pursuit of equity in Atlanta has remained perpetually elusive. Leaders from every nonprofit and many corporations have continuously convened and collaborated to provide solutions that bring us steps closer to helping all Atlantans truly access the promise of our resurgent city. This article was first published on Saporta… Read More

Education is one of JLA’s Focus Areas to Serve the Community

By Yvette T. Dupree, Ph.D., Operations Consultant and Volunteer for Internal Operations Council, The Junior League of Atlanta, Inc. Literacy starts before a child meets their first teacher. This is why talking, reading and singing with young children at home is crucial; it forms the connections in their brains that help build literacy skills (American… Read More

JLA Grants Provides Relief Through PPE and Other Needs to Local Healthcare Systems

By LeKeisha D. Jackson, Ph.D., Peachtree Papers Editor, The Junior League of Atlanta, Inc. Service remains at the heart of The Junior League of Atlanta, Inc. (JLA) amid these unprecedented circumstances. As the world experiences the pandemic’s strain on the public’s health and healthcare systems, JLA sought to fill the gap through supporting local hospitals… Read More

JLA EMPHASIZES EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION TO MOBILIZE COMMUNITY IMPACT

By Christine Brodnan, Advocacy and Initiatives Vice President, The Junior League of Atlanta, Inc. The Junior League of Atlanta, Inc. (JLA) prioritizes Early Childhood Education (ECE) as one of its three primary Community Impact areas. JLA has an extensive history of both direct community work and advocacy within Atlanta’s ECE efforts. From founding the Atlanta… Read More