How We Impact Our Community

Each year, the Junior League of the Quad Cities invests thousands of volunteer hours into community agencies and programs that support our I AM Initiative focusing on improving the perception, status, and empowerment of women. In the past three years, Junior League of the Quad Cities members have provided over 4,650 hours of volunteer service and invested more than $81,500 in the Quad Cities community through our 17 projects.

Junior League partners with organizations that need our help whether through direct financial support or by providing hands on volunteers.

JLQC is especially proud of the following projects:

  • I AM Strong 5k Mudventure Race has raised close to $40,000 for local organizations in its four years
  • I AM Initiative created in 2012 to improve the perception of and self image of women in the community through leadership and empowerment
  • Yours for a Year Program began in 2015
  • WINGS mentoring program
  • Project funding and coordination for the $200,000 universally accessible playground at Bettendorf’s McManus (Rocket) Park
  • Founding sponsor of the Susan G. Komen Quad Cities Race for the Cure
  • $50,000 donation to the Bettendorf Learning Campus
  • Support of the Family Resources domestic violence shelter and other Family Resources programs
  • After school art and crafts program for the Boys and Girls Club
  • Kaleidoscope – an arts education and awareness program
  • Year of the River, which resulted in ongoing events such as Ride the River and Riverfront Pops concert and the formation of RiverAction