Junior League of Austin celebrates opening of new headquarters

The Junior League of Austin celebrated the opening of its new headquarters, the Community Impact Center, on Oct. 17.

The Junior League of Austin celebrated the opening of its new headquarters, the Community Impact Center, on Oct. 17.

Show map
The Junior League of Austin celebrated Oct. 17 the opening of its new 48,000-square-foot headquarters in Northwest Austin.

The organization is the fifth-largest Junior League in the world and has more than 2,500 members. Its mission is to promote volunteerism and develop women into leaders and trained volunteers, according to a news release.

Located at 5330 Bluffstone Lane, Austin near Loop 360, the organization's new Community Impact Center will allow members to have space for volunteer work through its programs that include Coats for Kids, Food In Tummies and Kids in Cool Shoes. Community members are also able to rent the facility for events, according to a news release.

The Junior League of Austin also celebrates its 85th year in 2019. The organization previously was located at 5416 Parkcrest Drive, Ste. 100, Austin, near RM 2222 and MoPac. 512-467-8982. www.jlaustin.org
By Amy Denney
Amy has been reporting in community journalism since 2007. She worked in the Chicago suburbs for three years before migrating south and joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2010. Amy has been editor of the Northwest Austin publication since August 2012 and she is also the transportation beat reporter for the Austin area.


MOST RECENT

Steve Van Meter has been tapped as the new athletic director and football coach for Weiss High School. (Courtesy Pflugerville ISD)
Weiss High School names new athletic director, head football coach

Steve Van Meter has been tapped as the new athletic director and football coach for Weiss High School.

On a nearly empty South Congress Avenue, a resident plays guitar March 25. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
Projections showing major Austin metro job losses also predict significant re-employment by end of 2020

The president of the economic strategist firm said, unlike during the 2009 financial crash, there are no systemic issues in the economy.

(Courtesy Lighter Loads ATX)
In the midst of coronavirus pandemic, one Northwest Austin organization continues to provide hundreds of showers for city’s homeless

Local nonprofit Lighter Loads ATX continues to serve the homeless population despite the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

Cheryl Schneider announced her retirement as Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter director April 9. (Courtesy Williamson County)
Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter director retires

Cheryl Schneider announced her retirement April 9.

Austin and Travis County's orders went into place March 25 and require residents to stay home for everything but essential travel. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
Unprecedented local relief fund will send millions of tax dollars directly to vulnerable Austinites impacted by the coronavirus

City Council directed half the funds to be sent to organizations that can provide direct financial assistance to Austin's most vulnerable residents.

Austin City Hall (Christopher Neely/Community impact Newspaper)
Austin will appeal court ruling that halted the city’s land development code rewrite

The city's attorney said an appeal could take up to 12 months.

Williamson County is seeking volunteers to help make masks for first responders. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Williamson County seeks volunteers to help make masks

The county is calling for assistance from anyone with sewing and embroidery skills.

Laura Huffman has been named the new president and CEO of the Austin Chamber of Commerce. (Courtesy Austin Chamber of Commerce)
Laura Huffman named as new president and CEO of Austin Chamber of Commerce

Huffman previously worked as a regional director for Texas at the Nature Conservancy, an environmental nonprofit, and prior to that, she served as assistant city manager in Austin.

Abbott's order closes all state parks and historical sites effective 5 p.m. April 7. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
ROUNDUP: Parks closures for the Austin area

See the latest news about Austin-area parks closures in this Community Impact Newspaper roundup.

The Texas Workforce Commission's phone and online systems have been overwhelmed as measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus continue to have a crippling effect on the economy. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
More Texans have filed for unemployment in past three weeks than in all of 2019

For the second week in a row, more than 6 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits, according to federal data.

A photo of a finger-prick test being administered
Victory Medical now offers 10-minute coronavirus tests

The new finger-prick test gives results in a few minutes.

Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell said the county is receiving about 500 coronavirus test kits a day April 8. (Screenshot courtesy Williamson County)
Officials: Williamson County receiving about 500 coronavirus test kits a day

Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell said the county is prioritizing first responders and older adults for the tests.