President’s Message

Thank you for your interest in the Junior League of Pueblo! As a Member of the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI), we are part of one of the oldest, largest and most effective women’s volunteer organizations in the world. We are 150,000 women strong with 293 Leagues that span across four countries. Our local chapter was founded 40 years ago, and we have been changing lives and building a better community ever since!

Since 1977, the women of the Junior League of Pueblo have been an instrumental force of positive change through both our own initiatives and our collaborations with other groups and institutions in our community. Made up of 133 women, our JL of Pueblo Membership is diverse with a vast variety of personal and professional backgrounds, interest, and life stages. However diverse this group of women may be, we all share the same commitment to our Mission: to promote volunteerism, develop the potential of women, and improve the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Our purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

One of the greatest strengths of JL of Pueblo is our ability to offer extensive training to our members. This training includes areas such as leadership and organizational development, community needs assessment, strategic planning, communications, advocacy, and fundraising. We provide women opportunities to get hands-on experience through volunteer work and nonprofit management. Our members go on to serve in our community as champions of change and well beyond their active time spent in the League. That is one of our ultimate goals: develop the League into the greater community, sharing what they’ve learned with other nonprofits and making a real difference. Our long-standing Sustainer Members, many of whom are in important positions of public service and non-profit leadership, offer numerous real-life examples of what the impact our Membership can have.

 

Jessi Ones, President

jlp@gmail.com