Junior League of Champaign-Urbana, Women building better communities

Current Position Statements

Primary Position Statement(s)

Basic Needs for School Readiness: JLCU is committed to introducing, supporting, and acknowledging the creation and enforcement of legislation and programs that support its long-term strategic impact area, Basic Needs for School Readiness, such that all children are prepared for success in the classroom by having stable resources.

As such, the Junior League of Champaign-Urbana may advocate within each of the following impact areas, as they relate to Basic Needs for School Readiness:

Child Protection and Welfare: JLCU is committed to introducing, supporting, and acknowledging the creation and enforcement of legislation and programs that protect the physical, social, and emotional welfare of children in our community.

Families: JLCU is committed to introducing, supporting, and acknowledging the creation and enforcement of legislation and programs that enable and encourage families to prepare their children for success in the classroom.

Health: JLCU is committed to introducing, supporting, and acknowledging the creation and enforcement of legislation and programs that address the physical, emotional, mental, vision, and dental health needs of children.

Hunger: JLCU is committed to introducing, supporting, and acknowledging the creation and enforcement of legislation and programs that combat food insufficiency, alleviate hunger, and ensure that all children have access to nutritious meals.

Literacy: JLCU is committed to introducing, supporting, and acknowledging the creation and enforcement of legislation and programs that encourage and improve literacy efforts for children in our community, both inside and outside the school environment.

Shelter: JLCU is committed to introducing, supporting, and acknowledging the creation and enforcement of legislation and programs that provide short- and long-term housing for children and their families.

School Preparedness: JLCU is committed to introducing, supporting, and acknowledging the creation and enforcement of legislation and programs that ensure that schools and teachers have the professional and material resources to provide success in the classroom.

Voluntarism: JLCU is committed to introducing, supporting, and acknowledging the creation and enforcement of legislation and programs that recognize voluntarism as an essential, effective component of our society and encourage voluntarism for personal development and as a means to innovate and advocate for meaningful change.

Women: JLCU is committed to introducing, supporting, and acknowledging the creation and enforcement of legislation and programs that provide fair and equal opportunities for women and develop the potential of and prepare women for civic leadership.

The Position Statement was approved by the Board of Directors in March 2012 and was ratified and passed by the General Membership in April 2012.