Last year, the JLT lost one of its own, Past President Jill Pope. Jill was a passionate volunteer and children’s advocate.  In honor of Jill, we are proud to launch the Jill Pope Community Partnership.

Each year, the JLT seeks out a new community partnership to further our mission by providing volunteer support and funding to a partnering non-profit that aligns with the mission of the JLT by improving the lives of children and families in our community. In addition to aligning with our mission, priority consideration will be given to community partners seeking assistance with providing women and children with basic needs such as food, clothing, school supplies, and personal hygiene products, as well as those organizations that seek to raise the confidence and self-esteem of women and children.

The JLT Community Partner program aims to assist local nonprofits in launching, re-launching, or growing a project through the motivation of JLT’s volunteer power, promotional power, and financial grant support capabilities. We welcome the opportunity to learn more about the services your organization currently provides to the Tallahassee community. Moreover, we look forward to learning more about your ideas for projects and/or programs in which the JLT could assist you with implementing. Through a partnership, we hope to promote confidence, develop leadership, and empower children and their families in the Tallahassee area.

Currently, the JLT is partnered with HOPE Community.

Please note that only organizations that align with the JLT mission will be considered for partnership. One community organization will be selected for a one year partnership project. Beginning in March 2018, the selected Community Partner Organization will work alongside the new JLT Partnership Committee and the Project Research & Development Committee to begin strategic planning and goal setting for the project launch. The expected date of the official project launch will be in August 2018. The partnership is expected to continue for one year, from August 2018 – May 2019.

Previous partners include:

  • The PACE Center for Girls Leon,
  • Boys and Girls Club,
  • Second Harvest and
  • Girls on the Run.

Please contact [email protected] with questions.