Junior League of Knoxville

Community Projects


The 2015-16 Provisional Class project was to redo the common areas
at the Helen Ross McNabb Domestic Violence Shelter. They raised
funds and put in the manpower to revamp the rooms into a comfortable,
inviting space for clients of the shelter. 

Leadership Knoxville

The Junior League of Knoxville Leadership Knoxville committee helps to facilitate the Leadership Knoxville Flagship program in conjunction staff members and board of directors. Leadership Knoxville’s Flagship Program began in 1984 with more than 1,300 leaders from business, education, healthcare, government, religious institutions, non- profit and arts organizations participating in the program. The 10-month learning experience provides opportunities to explore community issues, hone leadership skills and expand community connections into lifetime friendships. The curriculum is based on servant leadership principles.


Every year, the Junior League of Knoxville awards mini-grants in the amount of $50 to $500 on a competitive basis to teachers for innovative classroom projects. These mini-grants are enhancing educational opportunities through this long-standing partnership with Knox County Schools. 


The Junior League of Knoxville provides various non-profit organizations with help for hands-on, one-day projects. Whether it is providing a Christmas party for special needs children, planting an inner-city garden, helping with an after-school program or planning a special party for at-risk teenagers, the DIAD committees are committed to making a difference in Knoxville! Recent projects include: serving dinner at Ronald McDonald House, planting flowers at Helen Ross McNabb Center, Bazillion Blooms, Jingle Bell Run, Clarence Brown Theater Family Feast, ETTAC Christmas Party. 

Finding Your Voice

The Junior League of Knoxville Finding Your Voice committee provides monthly educational session for women who have received services from the Family Justice Center and itspartner agencies. These classes are focused on empowerment, helping women experience and learn new ways to obtain personal control within their own lives, to find their voices and utilize them. Classes may include but not be limited to: parenting, budgeting, resume writing, building relationships and boundary setting in a workplace, and interview skills and wardrobe.

JLK Personal Development Center at Helen Ross McNabb

The Junior League of Knoxville Personal Development Center project will provide an on-site computer center and group room for women and families in crisis to use on their road to independence. Women will have the opportunity to apply for jobs online, initiate and/or continue educational classes, and obtain vocational and life skills training. The Junior League of Knoxville will staff this center and facilitate educational sessions for the women and families. 

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