Erica Chee, Junior League of Las Vegas President
We are passionate about building a better community for present and future generations through service. This is proven time and again throughout our almost 75-year history, where we have changed what Las Vegas looks like through many incredible past projects and helping establish well-known nonprofit organizations. Some of these include DISCOVERY Children’s Museum, HELP of Southern Nevada, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas, Shade Tree, Shakespeare in the Park (or Super Summer Theatre as we know it today) and more than 30 years of providing Education Grants directly to Clark County School District teachers.
We are passionate about being at the forefront of promoting voluntarism and improving the community through effective action of trained leaders and volunteers. Our members focus on the health, wellness and education of youth in our community age 12 and over. We do this by serving the community in several ways:
- Committing our time and resources to HELP of Southern Nevada’s Shannon West Homeless Youth Center, a 166-bed shelter helping youth, 16-24 years of age, who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, become self-sufficient through training that furthers their education, employment, social and life skills. In any given week, JLLV members tutor the youth, cook hearty meals, teach necessary life skills, and have fun with the youth on a hike, at movie nights or watching a game.
- Developing our newest project, in collaboration with Three Square, of one to two monthly “pop-up” food distributions in areas of our community that have the highest need for additional food supplies. Current estimates show that 12.8% of the Clark County population is food insecure. The “pop-ups” will serve approximately 100-250 new families, including adolescents and teens in our community.
- Continuing to improve our current projects, including Elevating Teens, Healthy Futures, Holiday Bear Project, Public Affairs and Advocacy, and Done in a Day. You can learn more about our projects and impact in the community by visiting our Community Impact page at JLLV.org.
Junior League of Las Vegas is passionate about empowering and developing the potential of women. We train women to be leaders in our community and in their own lives. Each of our members receives extensive training opportunities that cultivate a lifetime of civic service, preparing members to serve as advocates of change and strive to make Southern Nevada better each day.
We are grateful for the many sponsors, donors, partners, family, and friends who support JLLV women in building a better community. With over 500 committed, trained volunteers, we recognize that we can make a positive change in our community through collaboration. There’s no better time to help JLLV address the needs of the broader Las Vegas community and develop the potential of women. Support JLLV by attending our fundraising events, sponsoring our projects and programs, making a donation, or joining our organization.
It’s a great honor to serve and continue moving this organization forward so that Junior League of Las Vegas remains a relevant and impactful piece of this community.
Together, we are unstoppable.
Junior League of Las Vegas President