The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri: women building better communities.
Some of JLKCMO’s community partners are established nonprofits that have been in the Kansas City area for years. Other times, the women of the Junior League have the opportunity to partner with a new nonprofit looking to make a tremendous difference in the KC community. 2015-2106 marks our third year working with Pages & Chapters, a growing nonprofit focused on literacy for kids in grades kindergarten through five.
I spoke with Jenny Albro, the founder and president of Pages & Chapters about how the organization is growing and how they have benefited from their partnership with JLKCMO. Last year the program expanded to add school partnerships for their Open Books Family Literacy Workshops (link https://pagesandchapters.org/open-books/) in the Belton School District and at Académie Lafayette. Transitioning to working with schools allowed for Pages & Chapters to build on the teacher’s expertise in reading instruction while providing a valuable curriculum for teachers and families to use. Jenny and the other leaders at Pages & Chapters are looking forward to continued growth in the 2015-2016 school year as they partner with schools in the Kansas City area.
Jenny told me that the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri provided vital funds for curriculum, snacks and support for the Books on the Move project. Our highly trained volunteers helped with the Open Books program, joining in as Literacy Mentors. They also helped spread the word about literacy in Kansas City by participating in Books on the Move.
To learn more about Pages & Chapters or find way that you can help, be sure to check out their website. JLKCMO is proud to partner with this great KC community organization!