About US

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.