Thank you, JLCU!

The Junior League of Champaign-Urbana honored our Executive Director, Andrea Rundell, with the Jen Smith Living Legendary Award. 

This award is given to any [JLCU] member, active or sustaining, or community partner who demonstrated they are “living legendary” while being an advocate for a cause that betters the welfare of women and their community. Learn more about Jen Smith, her legacy, and this award at the JLCU website


Says Andrea, "Several of my friends knew Jen, and they have shared memories of her with me. Over and over, I hear about her passion and compassion, her commitment to honestly sharing her experiences with others, and how much our whole community lost when we lost Jen. It’s humbling to realize that the women of the JLCU believe I belong in her company. 

We can't leave low-income women behind

We are starting up a series of women's economic empowerment "circles.” These career counseling group opportunities will help low-income women gain the basic skills and confidence to be able to work their way into secure, higher-paying jobs. As part of this program, women will also receive laptops, accessories, and bags so they can effectively use the skills they learn and carry it forward in their lives. 

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Chat online or text “PPNOW” to 774636 (PPINFO)* to get answers to your questions about pregnancy, birth control, emergency contraception, STDs, and abortion.

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