Women improving the Washington DC Community since 1912


Our nearly 2,400 members volunteer at community agencies throughout the Washington Metro area, providing aid where their expertise is needed most. You can find us tutoring a child, mentoring parents at a daycare center for homeless children, serving on community boards, or delivering life skills seminars to community members in recovery programs.


The Junior League of Washington has raised millions of dollars for the Washington DC Metropolitan community over the years.  Want to help? You can make a difference to the community today! Become a Supporter


  • April

    JLW All-Member Annual Meeting

    Earn Membership Credit for attending the Annual Meeting!  Register Here.

  • May 14

    JLW Annual Reception

    Join us at the annual reception and celebrate all of the JLW's accomplishments this year! Register Here.

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Kitchen Tour

Take a walk with us at the 4th annual Kitchen Tour in April 2015. A signature JLW event similar to a tour of homes, Kitchen Tour is focused on showcasing amazing kitchens around DC. Tour a selection of kitchens and accompany restaurants in a prominent DC neighborhood.  Click here for details and tickets.

Holiday Shops

Mark your calendars November 5-8, 2015 for the 57th Annual Holiday Shops. Interested in being a Merchant? We’re finalizing our online application now and will have that link soon – in the meantime, click here for our prospective Merchant Fact Sheet.

National Book Festival

The 15th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival will take place Saturday, September 5, 2015, at the Washington Convention Center. To mark this anniversary, as well as the 200th anniversary of the Library’s acquisition of Thomas Jefferson’s personal library, the festival will have as its theme Jefferson’s quote, “I Cannot Live Without Books.”  Follow the National Book Festival online here.

Congratulations Tossed & Found

Thank you for supporting Tossed & Found.  Last year, Tossed & Found won The Association of Junior Leagues International Inc. Fund Development Award, recognizing the important role Tossed & Found plays to both fund the JLW Mission and to provide so many in need with discounted goods and clothing. The 23rd annual Tossed and Found volunteers, donors, patrons, and customers continued that award winning promise and delivered a record-breaking event March 20-21, 2015.  Follow the history of Tossed & Found here.