eLINK – MAY 17, 2016


AJLI Webinar Wednesday: Intergenerational Solutions for Building Stronger Communities

AJLI is happy to bring you an exciting webinar on the importance of intergenerational programs and services featuring Donna Butts, Executive Director of Generations United, and her colleagues Emily Patrick, and Sheri Steinig. The webinar will demonstrate how intentional, intergenerational solutions can improve outcomes for children, youth, and older adults and build strong, healthy communities.

Title : Intergenerational Solutions for Building Stronger Communities Presenter : Donna M. Butts, Emily Patrick, and Sheri Steinig Date & Time : 5/18/2016 at 1:00pm EST

Register Today!


Sustainer Calendar Now Online!

From the Member page, go to Resources, then Sustainer Resources, or view your calendar here. As indicated on the calendar, some events require online RSVPs prior to the event. Instructions are provided on the calendar.

Community Service Opportunities

From the Member page, go to Resources, then Sustainer Resources or view your Community Service Opportunities here.

JLR Sustainer Facebook Group – Join Us

Join us on the JLR Sustainer Facebook group to communicate, connect and build a community for sharing and supporting each other. Only JLR Sustainer subscribers can view the information posted. For instructions on how to join the group, email sustainers@jlraleigh.org and help us spread the word.



“Red is the New Black” Fashion Show | June 4

The Lux Blog and 2BeatHIV have partnered to bring awareness to HIV and HIV Cure Research in the midst of Fashion! Join us at the “Red is the New Black” Fashion Show hosted by Acclaimed Actress & HIV Activist Sheryl Lee Ralph! Performances by artists Juzt KP, Quentin Rashad, Jas Natasha, and more to be announced. Poetry by Greater Than AIDS Empowered Ambassador Stephanie Brown. We will engage the power of unity and raise awareness about how HIV is impacting our communities. This is an event you do not want to miss! #RedistheNewBlack The event will be held at 528 Nelson St. Durham Saturday, June 4 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and is FREE with RSVP.

If members are interested in volunteering, being press or as a vendor please use one of the links provided.

WAKE Up and Read – Volunteers Needed

Thousands of books have been donated, sorted, and boxed. Now it’s time to get those thousands of books into the hands of kids!

April 22 – June 9 volunteers are needed to assist with setting up the WAKE Up and Read Book Fair in 10 elementary schools and with assisting children as they select books.  What a joyous time it is for children as they choose books to take home and for adults who experience the look on their faces as they realize these are THEIR books to keep.

Volunteers are needed for various time slots.  Please click on the link above to see the specific dates and times.  Thank you for helping with this very important work. Your time and efforts will help put books directly into the hands of children. For more information and to sign up, click here. 

National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Great Raleigh Awards Nominations

A goal of JLR is to let our talented members know about local awards. If you are a small business owner, you may be interested in applying for one of the following awards:

  1. Woman Business Owner of the Year
  2. Mary Diener Spirit Award (Member of the Year)
  3. Rising Star Award
  4. Public Policy Advocate Award
  5. Chapter Corporate Partner of the YearSelf-nominations are encouraged.  We invite you to submit multiple nominations.
  6. Submit nominations now! Deadline is May 20, 2016. Find application online: http://www.nawbo-raleigh.org/. Click here for PDF application
  7. ELIGIBILITY: The nominee must be an active Chapter Corporate Partner. The winner’s representative must agree to accept the award in person at NAWBO-GR’s Annual Meeting.