We are mothers and daughters, lawyers and retailers, 291 Junior Leagues and 140,000 members strong. We are The Junior League.
Since its founding in 1901 by social activist Mary Harriman, The Junior League has evolved into one of the oldest, largest and most effective women’s volunteer organizations in the world, encompassing 140,000 women in 291 Leagues in four countries.
Our mandate has not wavered: to develop exceptionally qualified civic leaders who collaborate with community partners to identify a community’s most urgent needs and address them with meaningful and relevant programs and initiatives that not only improve lives, but also change the way people think. This important work has won us dedicated community and corporate partners and loyal supporters for more than 117 years as well as an enduring legacy as the foremost provider of civic leadership training for women.
They don't call us the Volunteer Powerhouse for nothing.