The Community Council is made up of JLT members that want to have the most direct interaction with our community partners.
We train women in volunteer and civic leadership skills then develop community programs that focus on identifiable community needs. We are currently focused on a multi-faceted approach to reach the goal that youth experiencing homelessness in Pierce County have the capacity for self-sufficiency.
We focus on projects right here in Pierce County.
JLT has hosted four Annual Summits on Youth Homelessness featuring panel discussions from community leaders, partner organizations, and hosting the Poverty Immersion Workshop. This interactive workshop is now being offered to Tacoma Public School employees through our community partner the Tone Center.
15 Done-In-A-Meeting projects including packing spring break snack kits for students, providing gloves, emergency kits, toiletries, feminine hygiene products, and gift cards.
Wrote and sent over 1000 letters in support of the Arlington Campus, a multi-faceted residential community for youth facing homelessness that broke ground in 2019.
Drafted letters in support of a bill to extend foster care benefits until age 21.
Donated over $700 in pre-paid laundry cards and supplies.