COPR

REACHING OUT TO REACH WITHIN:
BECOME A COMMUNITY PARTNER!

COPR (Community Outreach & Project Research) Committee is searching for the Junior League of Annapolis, Inc.’s (JLA) next partnership with a community organization or governmental agency that has or is developing a project that will meet Anne Arundel County’s community needs while aligning with the league’s focus area – Narrowing the Achievement Gap with a specific focus on the Self- Sufficiency of Women and Children.

Non-profit organizations, governmental agencies, and other community organizations with projects that align with JLA’s issue and focus areas are encouraged to submit an application. As a partner, JLA will develop, organize, and provide trained volunteers for the selected project and use JLA funds of up to $5,000 annually to successfully implement and improve the project over a three-year period.

Past JLA community partners include Sarah’s House, the Center of Help, Lighthouse Shelter, and Chrysalis House.

Application packets for this partnership will be available on October 3rd, 2016 either online at jlannapolis.org or at JLA Headquarters located at 128 Lubrano Drive, Suite L-101, Annapolis, MD 21401

Fall COPR Events:

  • Networking Happy Hour Event:
    Tuesday, October 11, 2016
    from 5-7 pm
    Metropolitan Kitchen and Lounge,
    169 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
  • Request for Applications (RFA) Workshop:
    Tuesday, November 15, 2016
    from 1-2pm
    JLA Community Room,
    130 Lubrano Drive
    Suite L-101
    Annapolis MD 21401

JLA’s current projects are Read2Kids and Seeds for Success (S4S), both of which were selected in 2015 for a three-year term. The selection process for these two partnerships began during the 2014-2015 league year. S4S began in 2008 as a grassroots, after-school program to create more positive opportunities for youth living in public housing. S4S currently has four programs: Eastport Girls Club, I Am a Reader, Parent Challenge, and The Alumnae and College Access Program (ACA). In 2015, JLA had an extremely successful pilot year assisting with ACA in its partnership with S4S. This program was designed to provide select Eastport Girls Club members in the 10th through 12th grades with the academic, social and emotional tools needed to confidently continue their studies in a collegiate setting after finishing high school. JLA provided support to ACA through SAT tutoring, interview practice, academic support and emotional, as well as social, direction. During the 2016-2017 league year, ACA will expand to include 9th graders and three new girls will join ACA this fall.

For further information on upcoming events, partnership or the application process, please email copr@jlannapolis.org; please include your organization’s name and contact information.