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We are committed to providing educational programs and funding to empower all people within the community to advance their literacy, life skills, resources and knowledge to succeed.

Collin County Council on Family Violence (CCCFV) 

The Council is facilitated by JLCC and comprised of community leaders and professionals striving together to eliminate family violence. The CCCFV provides unprecedented training, community networking, and unique hands-on experience working directly with community partners, elected officials, and leaders of over 60 community organizations to address the growing problem of family violence in Collin County. Each year the CCCFV hosts educational and community awareness events such as the Facing Family Violence Conference. JLCC received the 2007 Governor’s Award for their work on the Council.

Family violence has no home in Collin County, but hope does. To learn more, visit the CCCFV website


Done in a Day (DIAD)

DIAD provides volunteer support for community projects that can be accomplished in a one-time evening or weekend setting. Volunteers provide hands-on assistance (excluding soliciting, telemarketing, fundraising, or enabling fundraising) to nonprofit organizations in Collin County in need of volunteer assistance. Through this project JLCC supports a wide range of community services.

Impact: 30 - 40 agencies and 1,000s of citizens




This project provides evidence-based curriculum to Hope’s Door transitional housing and emergency shelter clients with the goal of empowering survivors of domestic violence in securing independent, violence-free lifestyles through vocational readiness. JLCC volunteers deliver the curriculum and create a

        comfortable, encouraging training atmosphere.


Impact: 30 - 35 women in Collin County



Juvenile Mentoring Program (JuMP)


JLCC volunteers work in conjunction with the Juvenile Probation Department of Collin County in both McKinney and Plano to serve as mentors and conduct training sessions in a classroom environment for juveniles age 12-15 that have been placed on probation for non-violent, misdemeanor offenses. The goal is to implement a positive setting for the juveniles and present curriculum on topics such as self-esteem building, internet messaging, healthy relationships, and life skills training. This project aims to reduce the likelihood of re-offending and to provide the tools and resources necessary to reduce recidivism.

Impact: 30 - 50 youth in Collin County


Literacy Leaders

Trained JLCC volunteers assist in teaching adult and children’s literacy classes, provide one-on-one tutoring, curriculum development, and facilitation of group sessions. This program offers adult education, early childhood education, and parenting education to speakers of a language other than English as well as basic literacy skills.

Impact: Over 100 non-English speaking adults and their families


My Friend’s House

My Friend’s House, a program of City House, is a 24-bed emergency shelter for children who have been removed from their homes due to allegations of abuse or neglect. The children range in age from birth through seventeen years. JLCC volunteers provide a weekly reading program that encourages literacy while offering a fun evening developed around the theme of a carefully selected children’s book.

Impact: 100s of at-risk, homeless youth



Reaching Independence through Success and Education

The City House Transitional Living Program is designed for homeless young adults, ages 18 to 21, focusing on helping them grow and learn to live independently. Committee members will deliver an evidence-based curriculum teaching critical life skills designed for success.

Impact: Approximately 12 at-risk, homeless young adults annually



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