Junior League Of Chattanooga Launches A League Of Learners

Monday, October 2, 2017

In its centennial year, the Junior League of Chattanooga is launching a new community impact initiative called A League of Learners. The initiative will focus on fostering lifelong learners in the Chattanooga community.   

“The Junior League of Chattanooga has long supported education in Hamilton County with our Mini-Grants for Teachers program,” said Laura Ketcham, president of the organization. “Through our new partnerships, we will provide an active volunteer base to help develop learners into leaders in our community. It is an honor and a privilege to lead such an accomplished group of women as we launch this new initiative.” 

During the 2017-18 school year, the Junior League of Chattanooga is collaborating with East Lake Elementary School as a new community impact partner. JLC will work with East Lake Elementary faculty, staff and parents on numerous projects including workdays, mobile food pantries, reading programs and special events. 

"Through our new initiative, we look forward to partnering with educators, parents and students in our community,” said Jennifer Summerlin, vice president of community engagement for JLC. “By collaborating with schools like East Lake Elementary, we believe new opportunities will arise for these students to become community leaders.” 

JLC’s initiative currently focuses on several age groups, including newborns, elementary-age students and teenagers. JLC supports these groups as they strive to overcome challenges with education.

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