In 1977, nine Covington women met to form a service organization dedicated to promoting voluntarism, helping women achieve their potential, and improving their community.
Many of our area’s most effective and enduring organizations were originated and/or nurtured by the JLGC, including the Youth Service Bureau, Baby Think It Over, PRIDE Puppeteers, Meals on Wheels, and Covington Head Start. Our current signature project is the Children's Museum of St. Tammany.
Project Prom & Project Homecoming
These events help junior and senior high school students enjoy an evening at their prom or homecoming. Dresses, shoes, and accessories are donated by local businesses and members of the community. The students are then invited to Dogwood Cottage, JLGC's headquarters, for a boutique shopping day where they are free to choose an entire wardrobe at no charge.
Girls' Health Day
This workshop seeks to educate pre-teen and teenage girls about various issues including female health issues, self-esteem building techniques, drug and alcohol abuse prevention, grooming and health maintenance, social media and cyber-safety and more.
Children's Museum of St. Tammany
In partnership with St. Tammany parish government, JLGC continues its steadfast work on the Children’s Museum of St. Tammany. The vision of the CMST is a community where play is encouraged, creativity is nurtured and learning is enjoyed. Exhibits and educational programs are being designed to encourage children to make new and surprising discoveries, explore the wonders of the local environment and planet, stimulate creativity and expression, and nurture the desire for life-long learning. This is a project of enormous magnitude and one that will bring equal value of imagination, discovery, exploration, creativity and a love of learning to our children in St. Tammany. To get more detailed information on the Museum and its progress, please visit their website at www.CMSTkids.org