22nd annual 5K race is expected to raise more than $35,000 WASHINGTON, DC, April 17, 2019 — On April 27, the Junior League of Washington (JLW) will sponsor a 5K race for Bright Beginnings, Inc., a nonprofit organization that operates early childhood and family learning centers for children and families experiencing homelessness. More than… Read More
February 26, 2019 (WASHINGTON, DC) – The Junior League of Washington (JLW) is proud to host once again its fun-filled, family-friendly nutrition fair, Kids in the Kitchen. In its 13th year in Washington, DC, this free event brings local restaurants, nonprofits, and nutrition and fitness experts together for a day of games, crafts, hand-on learning, and… Read More
February 7, 2019 (WASHINGTON, DC) – The Junior League of Washington (JLW) today announced the opening of its opportunity grant application for organizations in the Washington, DC, area experiencing an unexpected short-term financial need. JLW’s Opportunity Grants of $1,000 or less are awarded to nonprofit organizations demonstrating an unexpected short-term financial need or smaller-denomination financial… Read More
Each year, JLW awards the Meg Graham Scholarship…Celebrating Service and Leadership to a graduating Washington, DC, senior who has demonstrated a commitment to voluntarism and community service. This volunteer service award was established in 1982 in honor of the late Reverend Margaret M. Graham, a former JLW member and former President of the Association of Junior Leagues International.
The Junior League of Washington is proud to invest in the Washington, DC, community through our targeted grants, scholarships, and other direct giving programs. Click here to learn more about our grants, and click here to learn more about our scholarships and other awards for students.
The Junior League of Washington hosts and supports a number of signature events each year, including the Library of Congress’s National Book Festival, Kids in the Kitchen, and the Bright Beginnings 5K, as well as League fundraisers like JLW Shops!, Holiday Shops, Tossed & Found, and Kitchen Tour.
The Junior League of Washington focuses its volunteer and financial resources on the complex issues of literacy – child, adult, and cultural. Through our Resolution Read project, we have placed nearly 125,000 books in the hands of DC-area children since 2011. Learn more about how your organization can benefit from this initiative.
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