Junior League of Denver Announces New Community Focus During Colorado Literacy Week
DENVER, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — In conjunction with Colorado Literacy Week, the Junior League of Denver (JLD) is excited to announce a new community focus – literacy. The new focus – Changing Lives Through Literacy – will guide the JLD’s community, public policy and training efforts. The JLD will strive to change lives through literacy in the Denver metro area by providing tools for a better future. Additionally, the JLD will collaborate with Lieutenant Governor Joe Garcia, the Mile High United Way, and other community partners, to address this significant issue.
Founded in 1918, the Junior League of Denver historically has provided volunteers and resources to help meet the needs in the Denver metro community. Moving forward, the Junior League of Denver will:
- Partner with organizations in the Denver community to create the largest possible impact in the area of literacy;
- Advocate for legislation focused on literacy;
- Provide our members with the necessary training to promote and teach literacy with organizations of their choice.
“The Junior League of Denver is proud to partner with the Lieutenant Governor’s Office, the Mile High United Way and other community partners to increase literacy in Colorado,” commented Kristin Hartman Brownson, president of the League. “We will be training and mobilizing our volunteers to make the largest impact possible in our community.”
The mission of the Junior League of Denver, Incorporated (founded in 1918), is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
SOURCE Junior League of Denver