What Happens When Growing Up Means ‘Aging Out’?

By AJLI Editorial Staff May 13, 2016  Each year, some 25,000 children “age out” of the foster care system in the U.S. A process known officially as “emancipation,” aging out more often means the loss of stability for young people unprepared for living as adults. In a no-punches-pulled report entitled “The Human, Social, and Economic […]

Done In A Day: Red Boa Ball

Junior League of Cedar Rapids is known for rolling up our sleeves and making an impact in the Cedar Rapids community. JLCR is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.  Our vision is to serve Cedar Rapids and the surrounding communities […]


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IOWA FOCUSES EFFORTS TO STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING Human trafficking uses force, fraud or coercion to exploit someone for sex or labor. It is now a $150 billion industry, and it’s happening in Iowa.   SF 2191, approved unanimously by the Legislature and signed into law, establishes an Office of Human Trafficking within the Department of […]

Foster Care 101

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

This year’s Foster Care 101 event will be held at the Cedar Rapids Public Library. Come listen to our panel speak on various topics relating to foster care and human sex trafficking taking place here in Cedar Rapids. Light appetizers, desserts, and beverages will be provided.  Attendees will be entered into a drawing for a […]

Junior League Day on the Hill

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  On January 26th, members of the Junior League of Cedar Rapids joined members of theJunior League of Des Moines and the Junior League of the Quad Cities to meet with Iowa Lawmakers to advocate for victims of human trafficking. Though 30 cases of human trafficking in Iowa were reported in 2015, there are, on average, […]

Junior League Day on the Hill

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Junior Leagues across the Association have been working to bring the issue of human trafficking into mainstream awareness. This January the Junior Leagues of Iowa are convening at the state Capitol to advocate on behalf of the communities we serve. Our legislative focus this session will be Human Trafficking and Campus Sexual Assault. The Junior […]


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Please remember the JLCR on this very special day. We give our members the hands on experience they need to make a direct and lasting impact, while growing professionally and becoming philanthropic leaders. Please consider a generous donation in direct support of the League and help our members give back to the community, grow professionally, […]

Why We Do It

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The Junior League of Cedar Rapids has a long history of making a positive impact in our community. It’s important to us that our work have meaning and value today, and leave a lasting legacy for future generations of women. Our organization has been responsible for successes throughout Cedar Rapids like Playtime Poppy, the Science Station, […]

2015 Holiday Bazaar

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Shop for all your holiday gifts and support our Bridging the G.A.P. initiative! New Location this year: WayPoint 318 5th St. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 Time: 11:00am-3:00pm Click for more information

New Member Class

The Junior League of Cedar Rapids legacy is expansive throughout our community and we continue to make a difference with the dedicated work of our active and sustaining members. But nothing is more exciting than bringing in new members to our organization. This year is on pace to be our largest new member class ever! […]