Our Mission

The Junior League of Portland, ME is a non-profit organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

Welcome to the Junior League of Portland, ME!

 


Wondering what The Junior League of Portland, Maine is all about?  

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If you're interested in learning more about the Junior League of Portland, Maine
please join us on
Wednesday, April 23 from 5:30 P.M to 7:30 P.M
at Margaritas Mexican Restaurant at
 11 Brown Street Portland, ME 04101

We Invite all league members and non-league nembers to join us, all are welcome.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Morgan Beauregard at morgan.beauregard@gmail.com
or Shannon Vachon at shannon.vachon@gmail.com


Kids in the Kitchen Dig in -- from Dirt to Dish
The Junior League of Portland, ME and The Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maine Take On Seeds, Soils and Healthy Snacks

On Tuesday, March 25, and Thursday, March 27, the Junior League of Portland, ME, will host nearly 100 children from the greater Portland area at the sixth annual Kids in the Kitchen events. A group of volunteers trained by the Junior League will educate children about the food lifecycle -- from dirt to dish -- as they plant seeds, discover composting, learn about inexpensive, healthy food choices and prepare simple, tasty snacks.The March 25 event will take place at the Boys and Girls Club of Riverton  Park, and the March 27 event will be held at the Boys and Girls Club of Sagamore Village. Activities for both events will take place from 3:30 p.m to 5:00 p.m.

 

We encourage you to spread the word, for media coverage on an external website please use our press release.

2013-2014 Junior League Year In The News

See our mention in Society Notebook. Margaret Logan attended Freeze Out Hunger and spoke to some of our members about what brought them to The Junior League of Portland, ME.

The Portland Daily Sun caught wind of the leadership training two of our members will be attending! Read More

With a focus on developing the potential of our members the Junior League of Portland, ME is sending two of our Members Belle Bocal and Allison Campbell to an Organizational Development Institute. This three-day weekend program includes a series of educational trainings desiged to build capacity of charitable organizaions while allowing women the opportunity to strengthen their own skills as trained volunteers and community leaders.

The Forcaster caught on to another school district participating in the Backpack program created by The Junior League of Portland, ME in partnership with Good Shepherd Food-Bank. Read about how the Brunswick elemenatry school will make use of our BackPack Program.

On Friday, July 19, 2013, the Junior League of Portland, ME will host a wine and cheese event featuring national motivational speaker, Vicki Clark of Memphis, Tennessee. Friday’s reception with Vicki Clark will include a training workshop on issue-based community impact. For more event information click here.  

On The Move announced Sandy Couch-Kelly's presidency! Congratulations Sandy!

 

Thank you to our sponsors, for their partnership and the support they provided in our Sixth Annual Freeze Out Hunger.

We hope all who attended enjoyed their evening.

In 2009, the Junior League of Portland, ME adopted hunger and food insecurity as its charitable focus area and hosted its first annual Freeze Out Hunger gala, at which point Maine ranked 9th in the nation and first in New England in terms of food insecurity. In partnership with the Good Shepherd Food Bank, the Junior League launched the BackPack Program in 2010 to provide food insecure children with easy-to-prepare meals during weekends and school vacations. Since its launch, the Junior League’s BackPack Program has served over 1,000 children at 39 sites across Maine.

In that time, Maine has made great strides in the face of hunger and food insecurity, as it now ranks 18th in the nation and second in New England in terms of food insecurity. The BackPack Program’s turn-key model allows it to continue to expand throughout schools in Maine under the leadership of the Good Shepherd Food Bank. Meanwhile, the Junior League of Portland, ME is conducting research to identify key issues currently lacking community support in southern Maine.

 

We are thrilled to announce our new President Elect Elect, Ellen Berg!

And a big thanks to our gracious host K Colette!

 

 

 

 

 


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