President’s Message

 

Welcome to the 2021-2022 League Year!

The Junior League of El Paso, Inc. (JLEP) is an organization of women united by our interest in building a better community. Our mission is simple: we promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women, and improve our community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. We offer unique opportunities for personal growth through comprehensive leadership development and training, community service, and lifelong friendships and connections. By welcoming all women, our organization thrives through its members’ diverse backgrounds, interests, and experiences.

Over the past 89 years, the Junior League of El Paso has had a lasting and positive impact on our community. We have addressed the most pressing community issues and funded innovative solutions to drive transformational change. JLEP is an integral part of our community and is committed to finding and helping solve the problems that face our region, particularly the many challenges of Mental & Physical health.

Our theme this year is Shine Bright.” This concept takes on even more meaning as we navigate to be a light in the community and face the ongoing and residual effects of Covid-19: social and mental effects on ourselves, our members, our community and our world. I am proud to say this effort has led us to create our own community partner collaborative project called “The Village.” This community collaborative will address mental and physical health awareness through respite, recreation activities, health promotion, and educational resourcing. Additionally, the project includes a mobile unit that will serve the community in locations where we are needed and where even the most fragile parts of our population can take advantage.

Every year, the Junior League affords us with new learning opportunities, trainings and experiences. I believe this year will be one in which we will lay the foundation for our next meaningful legacy. We will all get to be leaders and innovators as we reimagine how we promote meaningful connection, impact and growth. Though we are inevitably chartering new waters and some changes, it will bring many new exciting opportunities. The power and role of a Junior League Member has never been more relevant. The Junior League needs you and the community needs us.

Together we will continue to impact El Paso as we have since 1933. We look forward to a year that will present new opportunities despite the unknowns. We are passionate. We are inspirational. We are remarkable. We are leaders. We are a light. We SHINE BRIGHT. We are the Junior League of El Paso. I am honored to serve as your new President. I am privileged to join the 2021-22 Board and Council Team to provide a great member-focused League year. I believe the best is yet to come for our League and our community.

How else can you Shine Bright with us? There are many ways to support The Junior League of El Paso, Inc., including making a donation, sponsor our projects and programs, become a community partner, volunteer, join our membership, or attend one or all of our fundraisers.

“You may think your light is small, but it can make a big difference in other people’s lives. Let your light SHINE.”

Sincerely,


 

 

2021-2022

JLEP President