The Junior League of Washington (JLW) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
The Junior League of Washington strives to be a vibrant presence in the lives of the women and children in the greater metropolitan area of the District of Columbia, serving as a resource throughout the community to effect positive change, seek common ground, and inspire hope.
The Junior League of Washington (JLW) focuses our financial and volunteer resources on supporting pathways to opportunity across the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area. We have adopted a broad approach in response to evolving challenges facing our community, in order to produce real change. Supporting Pathways to Opportunity includes supporting educational, professional, and financial programming and resources for children, adolescents, young adults, adults, as well as capacity building for community organizations.
Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
The Junior League of Washington welcomes all women who value our Mission. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations, and communities.
At present, over 2,300 women in the Washington, DC, area are members of the JLW. The League organizes and trains these women for effective action and leadership in our community through orientations, seminars, and “hands-on” experience. Throughout our history, the JLW has provided millions of volunteer hours and more than $5.8 million to the community. Membership in the JLW today empowers all women to volunteer and help those in need through our selection of volunteer opportunities.
Read about the history of the Junior League of Washington or view our latest annual report.