Watching and Wondering, then Being Called to Action Like many Americans, Junior League of Washington (JLW) member Ellen Locke, watched the scenes from Kabul airport with a sense of sadness and helplessness. Locke wondered how to help. Then, Locke’s colleague shared information about a donation drive to support a family of nine Afghan refugees resettling… Read More
Continued support for the event is a refreshing constant in unprecedented times. WASHINGTON, DC (September 16, 2021) – In the spirit of tradition, the Junior League of Washington (JLW) today announced the organization will provide volunteer support for the Library of Congress’ National Book Festival, taking place September 17-26, 2021. After nearly two decades of… Read More
By: Barbara Franklin This summer, the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) offered a virtual course, Partisan vs. Political. The course gave an overview of Junior Leagues’ history of advocacy and suggestions for becoming a successful Junior League advocate. Course Background The course distinguished between prohibited ‘political’ action and permitted civic advocacy. Prohibited political action… Read More
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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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