March 2023 | Family Nurturing Center Plans for Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Child abuse is a heartbreaking part of our world, but it is a preventable. Research shows that prevention methods and parenting training courses work. In 2022, the JLC’s partner, Family Nurturing Center, reached more than 10,000 individuals through free education, prevention, and counseling services. Providing a judgment-free environment […]

February 2023 | Mid Year Review with the Community and Outreach Committee

The Community and Outreach (CandO) committee had a busy start to the 2022-2023 league year. Emily Keller, Chair of CandO, shared about the twenty events that JLC members have participated in since August 2022. On-going community partnerships with Family Nurturing Center, Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank, Saturday Hoops, The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, and Girls On […]

January 2023 | Developing Affinity Groups for Member Connections

What is an Affinity Group? An affinity group is a community within a larger organization that is formed around a shared identity, experience, or common goal to which individuals formally or informally belong. Affinity groups serve a critical role to uplift historically underrepresented groups, build a safe and supportive space, develop opportunities for mentorship and […]

December 2022 | Tour of Kitchens: Holiday Home Edition Fundraiser Event Recap

The Junior League of Cincinnati hosted its 12th annual Tour of Kitchens fundraiser the weekend of December 2, 2022. More than 300 attendees enjoyed the weekend’s events, and over $25,000 was raised to benefit the JLC. These funds will further support the mission of advancing women’s leadership for meaningful community impact through volunteer action, collaboration, […]

November 2022 | JLC Members Attend Workshop to be Appointed to Civic Boards

On Saturday, November 12, 2022, several JLC members joined a training session hosted by the Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation preparing them to be Appointed by government leaders to civic boards and commissions in our area. Women attended from across an eight-county region in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. Training included “board basics” with […]

October 2022 | Advocacy for Women’s Healthcare Event

On October 19, the Advocacy and Education Committee hosted a panel titled “Understanding Women’s Healthcare Today” for members to learn about issues in women’s healthcare that impact our community. Women entered a safe, non-partisan, and non-religious space to learn about current issues, especially in regard to the Dobbs vs. Jackson case and its impact on […]

September 2022 | Getting to know our President & President-Elect

League President, Kate Fortlage offers insight into what inspires her within the League and her personal life. The candid interview with Kate shares a causal side of her. Kate is a thoughtful person, who has made time to let us into her world. What are some highlights of your time as the 2022-2023 president? This […]

August 2022 | JLC Welcomes New Members at our New Member Brunch

On August 7th the New Member Chair and Vice Chairs, Erica Busch, Tiffany Hallman & Erica Zaretsky, welcomed 62 new members to the Junior League of Cincinnati at our annual New Member Brunch. The event included an introduction from our President, Kate Fortlage, as well as presentations from New Member leadership and the New Member […]