Articles tagged with: Junior League of Birmingham


Good question.
Some people think that the Internet and the all-encompassing digital age it brought means that we don’t. After all, information is available to anyone, at any time, with access to a computer. So just Google it!
Standing in opposition to that simplistic argument is a movement that views the expansion of the role of public libraries as incredibly important to our society and culture. Here’s what the Aspen Institute says in a report calling for a “re-envisioning” of the public library.
“But this new world of ‘information plenty’ creates new, essential …


We can’t find statistics on the number of girls who don’t go to their high school proms every year because they can’t afford a prom dress and the shoes and accessories needed to put on a good show on the big night out. But we all know it’s more than a few.
With prom season 2015 nearly over, we wanted to take this opportunity to give a shout out to all of the Junior Leagues that have prom-related initiatives. While we know there are many other non-League programs out there – …


Everyone’s talking about the NFL’s action (or inaction) on disciplining Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice after video surfaced of Rice punching (and knocking out) his fiancée (now his wife) in an Atlantic City casino elevator earlier this year.
This is by no means an isolated incident. According to a USA Today database of NFL players charged with domestic violence or related charges since 2000, dozens of players have been arrested on similar allegations, including a number who are still playing despite their arrests.
Violence against women is not confined to the NFL. …


Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. Its victims are subjected to force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of commercial sex or forced labor. They are young children, teenagers, men and women. Trafficking in persons occurs throughout the world, including in each of the countries in which The Junior League operates—the United States, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom. And contrary to popular belief in the U.S.—does does not necessarily involve moving persons across state lines.
Many victims of human trafficking are forced to work in prostitution or the …


It’s either the power of social media or the enthusiasm of amateur singing enthusiasts, but when we put this simple question on our Facebook page recently – We at AJLI would like to know whether your Junior League has a choir/singing group – we were definitely surprised at the number of responses…and how quickly they were posted!
It turns out that singing groups are an important component of community outreach for many Leagues. Popular venues are nursing homes, assisted living facilities and senior centers but also schools and occasionally League events. …


When they’re the Super Bowl, the biggest football game, and the North American International Auto Show, the biggest car show, chances are it’s crowds and human trafficking.
Combined, they are mammoth events – last year nearly 800,000 people attended the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and this year some 81,000 are expected to pack into MetLife Stadium in New Jersey for Super Bowl XLVIII. And both events, according to law enforcement, are magnets for human trafficking, including the commercial sexual exploitation of minors.
For most of us, this is the …


The Junior League of Birmingham’s Project Yummy food truck.
Like more than 200 Junior Leagues, JLB is a loyal participant in AJLI’s Kids in the Kitchen program, which brings the fight against childhood obesity down to the community level. But now JLB leadership has decided to take the program on the road – literally.
Research indicated that many older kids in the Birmingham, Alabama area have primary care of their younger siblings during the day, while their parents are at work, suggesting a focus on the need for these kids to learn …