National Council of Jewish Women is founded by Hannah G. Solomon in Chicago with an initial membership of 93 delegates from 29 cities.
October 14, St. Louis Section of NCJW is established with 34 members.
St. Louis Section pioneers a Free Milk Program in the St. Louis public schools. Responsibility for the program is assumed by the school system in the 1930s.
The St. Louis Scholarship Committee is founded to provide interest free loans for post high school education. The first loan is given to a Jewish woman who is a nursing student. Becomes an independent, non-sectarian organization by 1960, known as the Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis.
Begins sponsoring monthly Luncheons for the Blind, open to the St. Louis community. This is the section’s longest running community service project.
Establishes the Council Shop, a resale store, now located at 295 N. Lindbergh Blvd. Profits provide funding to support NCJW projects.
Opens Council House Summer Day Camp for children, “Camp Council,” serving 600 children ages 6-10.
Art Interest Group is developed in partnership with the St. Louis Art Museum.
The first Couturier Sale is held in a member’s home. This sale continued as an annual event and source of funding for NCJW community service projects.
The Delcrest, a senior citizen apartment complex, opens in University City following NCJW’s first capital campaign.
Wife‑Widow‑Woman Support Groups for women of all ages who have been widowed begins.
Victim Service Council (VSC) is established to provide supportive services to victims of crime. Becomes part of St. Louis County Prosecutor’s Office on January 1, 1996.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is founded to advocate for the rights of abused and neglected children under the jurisdiction of the St. Louis County Juvenile Court. Becomes an independent agency on January 1, 1996.
Oral History Project initiated to “Preserve the Past for the Future Generations.” Trained volunteers conduct interviews and tape family histories.
Advocate Services for Abused Women is established to assist women seeking legal protection from abusive relationships. It becomes an independent agency in 1995 and renamed as Legal Advocates for Abused Women (LAAW).
Junior Council is created to foster community service leadership among Jewish youth.
Inside Israel begins a volunteer program to present the history and culture of Israel to local 6th graders.
Rule of Thumb video produced to provide education on domestic violence.
Freedom of Choice Council of Greater St. Louis, Reproductive Freedom Award.
Southwestern Bell Telephone Volunteer Award, JC Penney-golden Rule Award to “Let’s Prevent Child Abuse” Volunteers.
Child Abuse Detection and Prevention Program (CAPP) is implemented in partnership with Jewish Family and Children’s Service, to educate professionals and parents about the problem of child abuse.
Confluence St. Louis, Citizens Building Community Award.
Dedication of the Gladys and Henry Crown Center for Senior Living (the Delcrest II).
Silent Witness Exhibit opens at Saint Louis Galleria, as a memorial to women in Missouri murdered in 1994 due to domestic violence. This educational project continues to tour St. Louis and Missouri.
The video project, When Women Lead the Way is initiated by NCJW, in partnership with eight women’s organizations, to celebrate the significant contributions to St. Louis. The video highlights women in pioneering, innovative volunteer-driven community service programs.
Moonlighters is established. NCJW’s Moonlighters is geared toward women in their 20’s and 30’s in all stages of life — students, professionals, full time moms or a combination of the above. The name is changed to Young Women’s Council in 1999.
The Back-To-School! Store™ is developed as a one-day event to provide clothing, school supplies, and personal care items for deserving children in the St. Louis area and get them excited to head back to school. The first event was held in August 2001.
Teen Relationships: In Love or In Danger?, an update to the Teen Dating Violence resource guide, is published and marketed to community service agencies and schools.
What’s Right With the Region Award, FOCUS St. Louis Back To School! Store Program.
OACAP (Older Adult Community Action Program) becomes part of NCJW’s community service programs. OACAP provides information, advocacy and educational opportunities for seniors in our community.
Kid’s Community Closet pilots in the Wellston School District. Closets are built in selected schools to provide for the ongoing emergent needs of children to enable them to stay in school and get an education.
Lunch and Learn election education series begins, educating over 250 people about the election process, political process and legislative involvement.
NCJW creates a microlending program called Hearts Healing Bank as part of the Higher Ground initiative. This effort creates a small bank to help women in domestic violence (DV) situations gain financial and economic independence.
NCJW and The Resale Shop move into one building at 295 N. Lindbergh, to consolidate operations and better serve the community.
Project Renewal is created to help underserved women utilize our Resale Shop on Sunday afternoons to get what they need to live and work. In addition, programs to help them move forward are presented by our volunteers with opportunities for personal shopping at no cost as well.
NCJW establishes a Trafficking Task Force to educate the community and identify ways to protect women and children.
What’s Right with the Region Award, FOCUS St. Louis Healing Hearts Bank Microlending Program.
The first annual Recycled Art Sale is held at The Resale Shop. Over 200 pieces of art are on display and for sale to help raise funds for community service projects.
Courts Matter coalition established to work on protecting judicial appointments in MO.
NCJW establishes a Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) coalition to increase access to contraceptives.
Heart of the Community Award, City of Creve Coeur.
NCJW succeeds in passing state legislation to raise the marriage age in MO, allow for greater access for long acting reversible contraception (LARC) and to require the national hotline posters on trafficking to go up around the state.
NCJW successfully endorsed and worked to pass laws to raise the minimum wage and put ethics reform in place in MO.
NCJW establishes coalition to look into fair housing in our region.
Local trafficking hotline posters are installed in St. Louis County government offices to help victims and provide community education.