Current Impact Area

Community Focus: Transitional Age Foster Youth

Junior League of San Jose (JLSJ) utilizes an Issue-Based Community Impact (IBCI) model, which directs all League volunteer efforts towards JLSJ’s community focus: transitional age foster youth (TAY). In 2016, JLSJ officially changed our community focus to helping foster youth successfully transition out of foster care. JLSJ is focusing our efforts on foster youth and addressing the complex and intense issues they face by helping to change the statistics.

IBCI allows our Members to engage with our community focus in a variety of capacities. JLSJ engages the TAY community through volunteer activities, partnering with organizations in the TAY community, and providing grants to organizations working with TAY. For every $1 donated to JLSJ, we reinvest $6.17 into Santa Clara County.

2021 Community Grant Recipients

In 2021, JLSJ is thrilled to partner with inspirational non-profits like Bill Wilson Center – The Hub, First Place for Youth, Pivotal, and Child Advocates of Silicon Valley in both a funding and volunteer capacity as our 2021 Community Impact grant recipients.