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The Junior League’s Ariel Grace Batungbacal Is Named a White House Fellow
....Notes importance of voluntarism and civic leadership....
Susan Danish, Executive Director of The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc (http://www.ajli.org/)
Major Batungbacal, who joined the Junior League of Los Angeles in 2006 and transferred to the Junior League of Washington in 2010, has served over five years in overseas assignments, supporting military operations in Asia, Europe and the Middle East, including three deployments supporting Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. More recently, she has served as the Joint Staff J2/Director of Intelligence’
Speaking of her Junior League experience, Major Batungbacal said, “My mother taught me that it is our job to take care of our corner of the earth, and The Junior League gives us a mechanism to do just that by working inside our local communities. Our communities need civic leaders who are committed to their greatest needs. The Junior League’s model of identifying community needs is effective, and most importantly, impactful.”
A founding board member of The Doolittle Foundation, she was also a member of the award-winning Junior League of Los Angeles Board Fellows program, which intensely trains current and future community leaders to become active, productive and effective members of a nonprofit organization’
As White House Fellows, Major Batungbacal and her 14 classmates will spend their year working as full-time, paid Fellows to senior White House Staff, Cabinet Secretaries and other top-ranking government officials. They will also participate in roundtable discussions with leaders from the private and public sectors as well as trips to study U.S. policy in action both domestically and internationally.
About The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc.
Founded in 1901 by New Yorker and social activism pioneer, Mary Harriman, the Junior Leagues are charitable nonprofit organizations of women, developed as civic leaders, creating demonstrable community impact.
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