The Junior League of Austin Community Impact Center (CIC) was recently highlighted in ATX Real Estate News. “Off the beaten track just a skosh, The Junior League of Austin is building a headquarters and venue space that will be spectacular.”… Click here to read the full article
The sun was shining and the kids were smiling at the first shoe distribution day of 2019! Tuesday, March 5 was was the KIC-off day for Kids in Cool Shoes, our newest signature project. Many thanks to our sponsors, L.K. ELM, and all our volunteers that made the day such a success.
This year the talent isn’t just serving up tasty bites for attendees at Austin Entertains on February 28, 2019. Some of them have also spent time volunteering in support of The Junior League of Austin’s (JLA) FIT – Food in Tummies program. Erin Ashford and Bonnie Wright, both of Olamaie, jumped in with JLA members… Read More
Proceeds from Austin Entertains will benefit the programs supported by The Junior League of Austin. This year, Austin Entertains is highlighting the work of FIT – Food In Tummies (FIT) in a special way, giving guests a first-hand experience with our mission by bringing the FIT Pantry to Fair Market for the Austin Entertains event… Read More
The Junior League of Austin is excited to announce more details for the third annual Austin Entertains sponsored by the Nyle Maxwell Family of Dealerships on February 28, 2019. Chef, Callie Speer, from Holy Roller will be back again this year. Click here to see the line-up of chefs and bartenders that will be joining… Read More
The Junior League of Austin is excited to announce more details for the third annual Austin Entertains on February 28, 2019. Many talented chefs will be returning including Callie Speer (Holy Roller), Amanda Turner (Juniper), Bonnie Wright (Olamaie), Hannah Yerby (Guild), Trish Eichelberger and Alex Sanguinetti (Alamo Drafthouse), Cheyne Maclaskey (Dimebox Ballroom), Mary Catherine Curren… Read More
The JLA FIT program joined school administrators and program sponsors at pep rallies on January 11 at Del Valle Independent School District (DVISD) schools to cheer on students who are excited about FIT and teach them the importance of good nutrition and fitness. The JLA manages the FIT program in collaboration with DVISD, which provides easy-to-prepare weekend… Read More
The Need for KICS: Without well-fitting, seasonally-appropriate shoes, children can’t participate in physical activity, walk to school, or even stay warm during the winter months. According to the nonprofit Shoes That Fit, being given a pair of new shoes improves school attendance by 44%, participation in physical activity by 72%, and classroom behavior by 63%. KICS… Read More
The Junior League of Austin recently won the Distinguished Partnership Award at the Del Valle ISD Education Partners Awards banquet for our support of @DVISD schools through our FIT- Food In Tummies and Coats for Kids programs. JLA representatives Rachel Zander, Rachel Pry, and Rachel Plymire were there to accept the award.
The Junior League of Austin recently launched a new signature program called KICS: Kids In Cool Shoes. JLA kicked off the pilot program at Guerrero-Thompson Elementary in the Rundberg neighborhood. A team of JLA volunteers visited the school in advance and measure the feet of over 600 students for shoes. Last week they… Read More