History of Projects

Junior League of Riverside members promote the spirit of volunteerism in the community by providing members to work with other community organizations. Since our founding in 1928, we have established or collaborated on the development of dozens of still-thriving organizations in our community, including:

  • Visiting Nurses (1930-1961)
  • Child Consultant Service of Riverside City Schools (1944-1969)
  • Family Services Association (1952-1965)
  • Homemaker Service (1960-1963)
  • Riverside Museum Volunteer Program (1965-1970)
  • Volunteer Center (1965-1970)
  • Juvenile Hall (1969-1973)
  • Master Calendar (1969-1973)
  • Meditrans (1969-1974)
  • Youth Service Center Older Sister/Brother Program (1969-1973)
  • AJLI Regional Drug Awareness (1970-1972)
  • Visual Arts Awareness Program (1972-1976)
  • Environmental Program “Our Polluted Air” (1972-1975)
  • Santa Ana Regional Park Project (1975-1978)
  • Families in Trouble (1976-1978)
  • Architectural Survey of Downtown Mile Square (1977-1978)
  • Mission Inn, Spanish Art Gallery & Cloister Wing (1978-1981)
  • Parenting Guidance (1978-1982)
  • Raincross Convention Center Mural (1980-1982)
  • Citizens Goal for Greater Riverside Area (1982-1985)
  • Grantsmanship Center at Central Library (1982-1985)
  • Hallmark’s Traveling Kaleidoscope Art Project (1985-1986)
  • Student Awareness System (1985-1989)
  • Stop and Think (1985-1990)
  • Violence on View (1987-1990)
  • California Museum of Photography (1987-1991)
  • Volunteer Connection (1988-1989)
  • Project in a Day (1989-1997)
  • Project Courage (1989-1992)
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates – CASA (1990-1993)
  • Family to Family (1992-1996)
  • Teen Outreach Program – TOP (1993-1996)
  • Riverside General Hospital Pediatric Playground (1993-1994)
  • Toy Lending Library for Disabled Children (1992-1993)
  • Coalition Addressing Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting (1996-2002)
  • After School Programs for Middle School Youth (1996-2005)
  • Adolescent Teen Fair (1996-2006)
  • City of Riverside Youth Action Plan (1996-2004)
  • Lincoln Teen Mother Mentoring Program (1997-2006)
  • Grant Elementary (2006-2008)
  • Grant Elementary (2007-2008)
  • Carolyn E. Wylie Center for Children, Youth and Families (2007-2009)
  • First Sunday (2007-2009)
  • fitRiverside (2010-current)

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