New Food Bank Committee Provides Community Dinners

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JLT is partnering with the Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma to serve meals to local elementary schools. Learn more about this first-year Committee and hear what upcoming program they’re most excited about!

JLT Thanks Participants of the Little Black Dress Initiative

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For its second year, the Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI)—a poverty awareness campaign to make poverty unfashionable— encouraged members of the Junior League Tulsa (JLT), along with the Greater Tulsa and surrounding areas, to participate and illustrate the effects poverty can have on women.  Women wore the same little black dress, and men wore the same black […]

JLT participates in OU-Tulsa Poverty Simulation

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The Junior League of Tulsa’s (JLT) Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, along with the Training and Education Committee, partnered with past JLT President Dr. Brenda Lloyd-Jones to bring League participation to the Poverty Simulation hosted by Dr. Lloyd-Jones and OU Tulsa.

Setting Up Shop with the Tulsa City-County Library: Retail Store Committee

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The Retail Store Committee, previously called the Social Venture Committee, was created to work with the Tulsa City-County Library (TCCL) to develop a business plan for a retail store. The store will operate within one of the TCCL homework tutoring sites, the first to be operating outside of a library and within a retail shopping […]

Choosing to Change Committee Exemplifies JLT Partnership with Resonance

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The Junior League of Tulsa (JLT) has been a community partner to Resonance Center for Women for more than 20 years and will continue its work in the 2016-17 League year.   Resonance was founded in 1977 as a non-profit organization which focused on offering troubled women a support system of groups and educational opportunities […]

New Diversity Task Force Raises Awareness Inside and Outside JLT

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As part of the JLT Strategic Plan, the Board of Directors has created a Diversity and Inclusion Task Force on the Leadership Development Council. The Task Force will research programming and educational opportunities to offer to members and will ensure JLT is an active participant on the subject of Diversity and Inclusion in the Tulsa community.

Provisionals Make a Big Impact with the Pencil Box Project

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It has become increasingly difficult for families in poverty to buy school supplies for their children. As such, many teachers end up buying supplies themselves out of pocket. According to the Oklahoma Education Association, teachers in Tulsa Public Schools (TPS) spend at least $500 to $1,000 on classroom supplies each year. The Pencil Box, a […]