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Junior League of Raleigh's Leadership Program Wins National Award.

Raleigh, NC, May 31, 2013 --( The Junior League of Raleigh on Saturday was recognized by its Junior League peers with the prestigious Leadership Development Award by the Association of Junior Leagues International at its 2013 Annual Conference. The award recognized the League's Capital Leadership Initiative, a training program that trains volunteers to be effective and skilled leaders in their communities, private lives and careers.

“We were honored to be chosen by AJLI for this award,” said Pat Wilkins, the League's president. “This program has been significant for the Junior League of Raleigh and for the community because it furthers the mission of the Junior League to train and develop the potential of women and impact the community through the action of trained volunteers.”

The Capital Leadership Initiative, which the League established three years ago, is an annual program that meets monthly throughout the League year. At each meeting, participants learn from guest speakers from their respective disciplines educating them on what makes a good leader, including topics such as motivating volunteers, sitting on boards and managing fiscal calendars.

Last year, the Junior League of Raleigh partnered with Northwestern Mutual Financial to open to program to area businesses, nonprofits and other Junior Leagues throughout North Carolina providing the opportunity for affordable leadership training to women throughout the state. Since the program started, about 120 women have participated.

About The Junior League:

The Junior League of Raleigh ( is a nonprofit organization focused on training women as community leaders and volunteers. The League is a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International and is the 9th largest of 294 Leagues internationally. The Raleigh League has more than 1,800 members serving Wake County with programs of education and volunteer service. The League has contributed more than 232,000 volunteer hours since 2000, focusing on promising youth. The League's new Center for Community Leadership, located at 711 Hillsborough St., offers training space and programming for League members and community agencies.

Since 1930, the Junior League of Raleigh has contributed more than $5 million to community projects and programs. The League reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to volunteerism.

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