Throughout its history in the Pikes Peak region, the Junior League of Colorado Springs has addressed many important community needs and launched or assisted with the formation of many landmark organizations in our community, including CASA, Ronald McDonald House and the Children’s Literacy Center. The JLCS has grown and evolved, both as initiator of projects, and as a ready partner to other non-profit organizations to address needs in the community. Over the past 90+ years, the Junior League of Colorado Springs has returned to the community over $2 million. JLCS volunteers have given over 2 million hours of service to the community.
The JLCS’ Community Service Corps (CSC) focuses its effort on advocating for women and youth and enabling them to be effective and valuable citizens of this community. The CSC meets this vision through three major projects: Fantasy Flight, Kids in the Kitchen, and currently in the development phase of a new project called “Fostering Change” that will focus on life skills assistance to help guide foster care teens in the successful transition to independent living. Past CSC support efforts include: Red Cross Homeless Shelter’s Child Enrichment Center, Community Partnership for Child Development (CPCD), Habitat for Humanity, Family Life Services, TESSA, and other special needs organizations.