President’s Message

The Junior League, one of the oldest, largest, and most effective women’s volunteer organizations in the world, has matured and evolved since its founding in New York by social activism pioneer Mary Harriman in 1901. Our mission has remained unwavering: to develop exceptionally qualified civic leaders who collaborate with community partners to identify a community’s most urgent and pressing needs and address them with meaningful and relevant programs and initiatives that not only improve lives, but also change the way people think.

The Junior League of El Paso continues to refresh our commitment to making our city better through the value of our members, each one a unique, dedicated, and trained volunteer. Each woman in our League brings her wealth of life experiences, creativity, and vision. The Junior League of El Paso has left an indisputable mark on our vibrant El Paso community for the past 87 years.

Our League continues to focus our volunteer efforts in the area of mental and physical health, and we look forward to the opportunity to tackle important issues in our community with a varied group of projects for 2020-2021. The Junior League of El Paso will provide novel strategies, funds and the volunteer power for projects that will train our members to help decrease the rising rate of mental illness and suicide in our youth, to identify the mental and physical needs of our military and their families, to mentor those affected by the overwhelming problem of substance and alcohol abuse, and to allow us to continue to bring nurturing contact to our elderly community.

We are grateful to our donors, partners and sponsors in the community, past and present who have provided the support to make our efforts a reality. With your help, we have created a legacy entering this 88th year.

Our 500 members – provisional, active, and sustaining are a diverse group of women from different backgrounds, ages, and professions. We are empowered women who empower each other to be leaders, to identify problems in our community, and to develop innovative programs to create solutions for these issues. Together we combine forces to affect actual change where needed. These women are amazing individuals coming together as a team to build a better community for El Paso – We are leading the way!

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Leyla Zeidan Safa

President 2020-2021

Junior League of El Paso, Inc.