The Junior League of Washington (JLW) is a network of more than 2,300 highly trained female volunteers dedicated to improving the community through our effective action and leadership. We are committed to developing exceptionally qualified civic leaders who are prepared to address the ever-evolving needs of our Washington, DC, community through volunteer service, meaningful programs and initiatives, and innovative solutions.
JLW invests in adult, child, and cultural literacy initiatives in the greater Washington, DC, area through hands-on volunteering, grant programs, and fundraising efforts that support the important work of our more than 20 community partners.
JLW is a part of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc., and international network of 292 Leagues composed of over 150,000 members in Canada, Mexico, the U.K., and the U.S., all engaged in similar work in their own communities. Over our history, the Junior League has amassed an archive of incredible results – changing not only the world around us, but also the way people think.
Explore these pages to learn more about our Mission, our leadership, and our history of transforming the Washington, DC, community for the better.
On behalf of the 2018-2019 Board of Directors of the Junior League of Washington, I warmly welcome you. We are delighted to volunteer alongside JLW’s 2,300 members to develop the potential of women, promote voluntarism, and improve the District of Columbia through the effective action and leadership of more than 2,300 trained Junior League of Washington volunteers.
In our 106th year of service, L.O.V.E. will abound in the Junior League of Washington. We will commit in word and deed to “Living Our Values Everyday”.
We are thrilled to join the Association of Junior Leagues International in adopting the values of Community, Leadership, Service, Diversity, Collaboration, Empowerment, Respect, and Integrity. We will strive to perfectly position our newly adopted organizational values at the heart of every League moment, in the midst of mission delivery, and within each caring exchange with every League member.
Throughout the year, we will purposefully spread and passionately share #JLWLOVE at every League event, educational offering, networking opportunity, and community engagement.
We’ll continue to advance efforts aligned with the JLW strategic plan, Impact 2022. Our plans are to positively impact our community by unveiling a Junior League of Washington Advisory Board to help us better understand community needs and the ways in which JLW can fulfill those needs while increasing our visibility and philanthropic profile. We anticipate positively impacting our brand by launching a Legacy Society, which will provide cherished League members and friends an opportunity to invest in our bright future while honoring our historical identity. In addition, we expect to positively impact our internal sense of community by creating more mechanisms for JLW members to connect through shared identity and interests.
Our mission delivery would not be possible without our members and community partners. I would encourage you to learn more about the Junior League of Washington, our members, and our impact by exploring this website.
In Devotion to #JLWLOVE,
Junior League of Washington
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