JLB VISION AND POSITION STATEMENTS

VISION:

Building Partnerships For A Better Birmingham

OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY & INCLUSION:

The Junior League of Birmingham welcomes all women who value our Mission. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations and communities.

IMPACT AREAS:

The Junior League of Birmingham believes that the following four Impact Areas are fundamental to the overall well-being of a community and its individuals:

ECONOMIC SECURITY & FINANCIAL STABILITY

The Junior League of Birmingham (JLB) believes that every individual should have the training, support services, and employment opportunities necessary to be economically secure. We believe these resources are necessary to strengthen our economy and to the well-being of our community as a whole. We are currently supporting initiatives that address financial and economic security though personal finance skills training and workforce development.

EDUCATION & CULTURE

The Junior League of Birmingham (JLB) believes that education is the foundation to achieve one’s full potential and all children should have access to a quality education that sparks and unlocks that potential. We also believe all individuals should have the opportunity to develop cultural competence by learning history, values, beliefs, and perspectives of people from different backgrounds. We are currently supporting initiatives that promote literacy, success in school, and school readiness.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

The JLB recognizes improving health outcomes and overall well-being is fundamental to creating a vibrant community to live, learn, work, worship and play. Healthy children and adults are better able to learn and work productively. We believe preventive health care and healthy lifestyle choices are critical components of an individual’s overall health. We are currently supporting initiatives in mental and physical health care education, access, and delivery.

SAFETY & CRISIS

The JLB recognizes safety and crisis intervention as an integral factor to the well-being of our community. We believe prevention, preparedness, and readiness are critical to ensuring successful response and intervention. We are currently supporting safety and crisis intervention initiatives that address domestic violence, juvenile crime and emergency and disaster relief.