Fostering Strength 2024

JLCR is celebrating 90 years of impact in 2024, and we want to celebrate with you! Make plans to join us for an evening of excitement on Friday, April 12, 2024 at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center. More details, including times and a schedule of evening events, to come soon. This year, Fostering Strength will […]

Stuff The Truck 2023

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Junior League of Cedar Rapids and Foundation 2 Crisis Services are partnering to serve young people aging out of foster care! Stuff the Truck started as a small idea in a coffee shop between two Junior Leaguers determined to bring more awareness to the incredible impact of project, Bridging the G.A.P. Now, we’re in our […]

2021-2022 Report to the Community

Learn about our 2021-2022 impact by reviewing our annual Report to the Community. The Junior League of Cedar Rapids has continued to be strategic and pivot our services and fundraising models to best serve our community and our members. Download the PDF 2021-2022 Report to the Community here

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Junior League of Cedar Rapids takes the commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion seriously. The Association of Junior Leagues International expressed this commitment in their official statement: “The Association of Junior Leagues International condemns discrimination, racism, and racial injustice in our communities and in our Junior Leagues. Black women and other women of color have […]

Thank you for attending Fostering Strength 2023!

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

We wish to sincerely say THANK YOU to everyone able to attend or support this year’s event in May 2nd. Your generous support will help JLCR impact the lives of foster youth in our area. Over 185 attendees Over $6600 raised in day of donations Total revenue over $32,000 A huge thank you to all […]

Become a JLCR Member!

The Junior League of Cedar Rapids (JLCR) is currently accepting new members for the 2022-2023 League year! Email for more information. The Junior League welcomes all women age 21 and up who value our Mission. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations, and communities. There are many benefits to becoming a […]

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 […]

Request A Board Member

The Junior League of Cedar Rapids is known throughout the community for the emphasis we place on developing our members’ leadership skills. Leadership linked with community efforts is the basis of JLCR’s Mission Statement.

The JLCR Scholarship Fund

The Junior League of Cedar Rapids (JLCR) Scholarship Fund is designed to help those currently within, or having recently aged out of, the foster care system afford items they need assistance financing. Items can range from sporting gear for team sports, replacement of books lost during the transition between foster homes, money for gas, or basic household items. Religiously affiliated activities will also be considered.