Invitation to Collaborate

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

5:30 PM at JLN Headquarters

Dear Nashville Community Partners,

For nearly 100 years, the Junior League of Nashville has been a leader in Middle Tennessee in tackling issues alongside other non-profits and agencies seeking to improve the lives of women and children. After a thoughtful evaluation process in 2015, the League selected two areas – Literacy and Human Trafficking to focus efforts on through the League’s centennial celebration in 2022. Through strategic partnerships, the League has made strides in addressing outcomes in these focus areas the last three years.

At this time, the Junior League of Nashville invites both existing and new potential partners to participate in another Invitation to Collaborate (ITC) for initiatives to be supported by the League through funding and/or trained volunteers. The goal of this ITC is to enhance and/or create new strategic partnerships that will make a true impact on the Human Trafficking and Literacy outcomes outlined below and to best utilize the trained volunteers that are members of the League while providing them with meaningful opportunities to serve in the Nashville community.

JLN Literacy Vision Statement:
Through the establishment of strategic alliances, improve literacy outcomes for Nashville children and ensure that at-risk children and families have increased access to educational support programs and materials.

Literacy Outcomes:
1) Increase access to literary materials for at-risk children and their families.
2) Increase access to educational support programs for at-risk children and their families.
3) Identify and minimize the achievement gaps that exist for at-risk children in order to increase public support for initiatives that close those gaps.

JLN Human Trafficking Vision Statement:
Through the establishment of strategic alliances, challenge the threat of human trafficking in Middle Tennessee by supporting programs that promote prevention and provide services for survivors of human trafficking.

Human Trafficking Outcomes:
1) Provide educational opportunities and informational materials to key influencers to raise awareness of the issue and promote the ways in which human trafficking can be prevented.
2) Increase access to programs that can prevent an increase in the number of human trafficking victims.
3) Increase access to programs that assist survivors of human trafficking to begin recovery.

In order to assist in this process, JLN will be hosting an ITC information presentation/question and answer session on Tuesday, April 3rd 5:30 pm at the Junior League Headquarters, 2202 Crestmoor Road, Nashville, TN. This session will be available via video conference and will be recorded, for those that cannot attend in person. Please email Kathryn Goggins (kathryn.goggins@gmail.com) if you plan to attend.

The application process is customized based on whether or not the submitting agency is currently in a partnership/contract with the Junior League of Nashville. The attached document includes a list of Frequently Asked Questions which should provide additional information about the application submission.

ITC applications are available here: https://goo.gl/eWmJaH

The deadline for applications in this ITC process is Friday, April 20th, 2018, at midnight. Any questions about the ITC or the application process should be directed to Kathryn Goggins.

The Junior League of Nashville looks forward to partnering with you to make an impact in Nashville!

Sincerely,

Dana Bybee
Junior League of Nashville
Vice President of Community, 2017 – 2018
Kristin Torrey
Junior League of Nashville
Vice President of Community, 2018 – 2019