Since I can remember, I have been involved in community activities and volunteering. I grew up learning from two of the best role models out there, my parents. Service and helping others was part of our culture growing up. I saw first hand my parents helping out at our school, church and our community. Not only did I see them volunteering but they made sure I was able to get in on the action from a young age. It was part of our everyday life and I am so thankful to do this day they prioritized instilling this value in myself and my sister. To this day my father is a life long volunteer and it was a huge part of my late mothers life.
It only made sense for me as an adult to continue on with these values. About seven years ago when I was a few years into my post college life I realized that I hadn’t prioritized volunteering and wanted to carve out a space in my life for it. I did a handful of google searches for organizations I could volunteer with on a consistent basis and I found the New York Junior League website. I had honestly never heard of it or knew anyone who was a member and I blindly signed up for a New Membership event not really sure what to expect.
I dove in and for the past six and a half years have been involved in this amazing network of strong NYC women giving back to our community. Through it I have found a fabulous group of women to call friends by volunteering my time with the NYJL. I’ve learned so much about fundraising, issues directly impacting the women and children of NYC, leadership all while making a direct impact within my community.
The New York Junior League has helped me personally, professionally, and beyond. Come join me! If you’re interested in learning how to become involved with the New York Junior League, register for next Thursday December 7th event at the NYJL website. I will be speaking about my experience and I’d love to meet with you and chat more!
December 7th 2017
7:30PM at the Astor House
130 East 80th Street New York, NY 10075
I hope to see you there!