ADVOCACY AND INITIATIVES

The mission of the Junior League of Greater Orlando (JLGO) is to train women into civic leaders who can understand the needs of the community in order to make an impact. True to our mission, the JLGO has tackled the toughest and most critical issues in our community for nearly 75 years. Our community is constantly changing, and the most pressing issues are complex. The JLGO seeks to bring about positive, meaningful, lasting change through advocacy on issues related to our mission as well as through targeted, strategic initiatives.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION

The Junior League of Greater Orlando is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion through a designated committee as well as a leadership ambassador program. The purpose of our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee is to champion diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Junior League of Greater Orlando as we strive to train women as civic leaders who provide meaningful community impact. 

HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS COMMITTEE

Established in 2018, the JLGO’s Human Trafficking Awareness Committee raises awareness about human trafficking in the Greater Orlando community. During its pilot year, the committee successfully hosted a sold-out movie screening, informational panel, and donation drive for survivors. This year, the Human Trafficking Awareness Committee will partner with Samaritan Village to provide volunteer assistance to survivors of human trafficking; will host a Fall film screening; and will oversee the JLGO’s January social media campaign during Human Trafficking Awareness Month. The committee will also continue its work with the Greater Orlando Human Trafficking Task Force by providing volunteer support for January’s Human Trafficking Awareness Day event.

Learn more about our community partner Samaritan Village here.

STATE PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

The JLGO participates in the State of Florida Public Affairs Committee (SPAC), an organization of League members representing 24 Junior Leagues and over 11,000 League members across the state of Florida. The JLGO’s Vice President of Community serves as our Florida SPAC Delegate each year. The State of Florida Public Affairs Committee has advocated for issues related to the Junior League mission for over 40 years.