The Junior League of Austin Takes Over Famed El Arroyo Sign

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What could possibly be better than chips, queso, and margaritas? How about providing a growing child with a new pair of shoes, healthy food to fill their tummies, or multiple coats for kids this holiday season? As part of its promotion for the annual holiday market A Christmas Affair, The Junior League of Austin (JLA)…

A Christmas Affair 2022 Night of the Nutcracker

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  The Junior League of Austin (JLA) returns to Palmer Events Center Nov. 16–20 for A Christmas Affair 2022 Night of the Nutcracker. This holiday market, now in its 47th year, benefits JLA’s signature programs and non-profit community partners. Vendors from across the country descend on the Palmer Events Center every November for 5 days…

Fun Activities for This Fall Season

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Fall is officially here. It’s a season when things feel cozy and the activities are endless. Grab yourself a pumpkin spice latte, and take part in some fun activities around Austin before the holiday season begins!   Fall Festivals Austin and the surrounding areas have fall festivals that are fun for the whole family. They’re…

Getting the Most out of Fall: SFC Farmers’ Market

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  There is no better way to begin a new season in Austin than to visit a local farmers’ market. This Austin experience has something for everyone, from live music to warm empanadas and freshly harvested kale.   The Junior League of Austin and Sustainable Food Center Partnership Since 2014, The Junior League of Austin…

The Junior League of Austin Community Partner: BookSpring

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  A Junior League of Austin community placement spotlight.   We have all heard the saying “reading is fundamental”’— and it’s true! But the Austin-area nonprofit, BookSpring takes this saying and puts it into action. A community partner of The Junior League of Austin (JLA), BookSpring’s mission is to build literacy skills and motivation to…

Five Tips to Sparkle and Shine this League Year

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Can you all believe it is already time to start a new League year? The beginning of a new year is always so exciting. There are new faces, new opportunities, and new placements. But the beginning of a new year can also be overwhelming and take some time to get back into the swing of…

Generation Serve

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  There’s an organization in town helping the next generation of community members understand the importance of giving back. Marissa Vogel wanted to ensure her young daughters were community-focused. She says, “If [my] children were to grow into adults who cared about making a difference, they needed to learn a sense of responsibility for the…

Spotlight on Gay Gaddis: JLA Sustainer and All Around Renaissance Woman

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When I meet a member of The Junior League of Austin (JLA), I am continually impressed by the Renaissance women who make up our League.  This could not be more true of JLA  Sustaining member Gay Gaddis. Gay Gaddis founded T3 (The Think Tank), an award-wining advertising agency, and grew it into the largest independent,…

From the Archives: Interview With JLA’s Historian

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The Junior League of Austin (JLA) is just 12 years away from celebrating its centennial. Since its founding in February 1934, JLA has welcomed many women and housed a variety of community-centered events and programs.  One such program, the Hispanic Mother-Daughter Program (HMDP), started in 1992 with the goal of empowering young Latina women to…

JLA Community Partner: Mother’s Milk Bank Austin

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A Junior League of Austin community placement spotlight In 2018, my community placement with The Junior League of Austin (JLA) was with Mother’s Milk Bank Austin (MMBA). Coincidentally, I was also in the midst of nursing my son. Since I was already pumping and lucky not to be on any medications or supplements that would…