Fostering Strength: Foster Care Advocacy Luncheon

Friday, May 4, 2018

11AM to 1PM at the Doubletree in Downtown Cedar Rapids

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS There are more than 900 youth in the foster care system in Linn County alone. Come learn more about how we can work together to make life better for those who otherwise might fall between the cracks at the sixth annual Fostering Strength advocacy luncheon. This event is Junior League […]

Meet Fostering Strength Keynote Speaker, Charell Star

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Charell Star, storyteller, on-air correspondent, and advocate for foster youth. Charell’s story did not start off as picture perfect but whose story does? With a mother in and out of rehab and a father in and out of jail, Charell found herself living with her great-grandmother and eventually in foster care with her younger sister. […]

Bring a Friend to League Night

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Human Services Building (317 7th Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402) from 5pm to 6:30pm

Interested in becoming a Junior League of Cedar Rapids volunteer? Join us at Bring a Friend to League Night on Wednesday, May 17th from 5-6:30 PM at the Human Services Building (317 7th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401). We’ll explain more about who we are/what we do and answer any questions you may have. […]

Tackling Teens Seminar

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

7pm - 8:30pm at 2100 1st Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Iowa KidsNet and the Junior League of Cedar Rapids have partnered to bring Tackling Teens to Cedar Rapids. This quarterly seminar focuses on issues that are relevant to foster teens. One hour of foster parent CEUs can be earned from this seminar, and child care will be provided by the Junior League of Cedar Rapids. […]

Butterfly Kisses 2017

Sunday, January 29, 2017

1:00PM - 4:00PM at the Marriott Cedar Rapids

Have an adventure under the sea on January 29th, 2017 from 1:00 pm –4:00 pm at the Marriott Cedar Rapids. Junior League of Cedar Rapids will be hosting its 15th Annual Butterfly Kisses, a father/daughter dance, with this year’s theme based on Disney classics, The Little Mermaid and Finding Nemo.  


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

What is #GivingTuesday? #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that encourages people to donate to a non-profit they are passionate about. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season. How do I donate to the Junior League of Cedar Rapids? It’s easy. You can donate […]

Fostering Strength 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017

11:00AM - 1:00PM at the Doubletree

Join us on May 11th, 2017, for JLCR: Fostering Strength, Iowa’s largest foster care advocacy event. This year we are honored to host Gigi Edwards Bryant as keynote speaker for our 2017 event. Proceeds support JLCR’s Bridging the G.A.P. project, which assists local foster care youth. Purchase tickets today.

Project Advocate Stuff the Truck

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Bring your donation items to Coe College at 1400 E Ave NE from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Have gently-used seasonal clothing or housewares that you’ve been meaning to donate? It’s time to declutter your house and help Junior League at the same time! Gather your unwanted items and bring them to Project Advocate’s Stuff the Truck event on November 19. Junior League is partnering with Stuff, Etc. to help the foster youth of Eastern […]

Member Spotlight: Bianca Foster

JLCR Member: Bianca Foster What is your backstory?  I am originally from Orange Park Florida. I attended Florida A & M University where I received a bachelors of Arts/ Political Science/Public Management. I received a masters degree in Public Administration from Walden University. What is your favorite local food spot in the corridor? Red’s in […]

Member Spotlight: Jodie Carlson

JLCR Member: Jodie Carlson What is your backstory?  I grew up in the Quad Cities (Bettendorf) and went to Wartburg College where I studied Math and Business with the goal of becoming an actuary.  Right after graduation, I moved out to the Washington, DC area for a role in actuarial pension consulting.  After a little […]