Junior League of Washington Announces Annual Women’s Leadership Breakfast

Olympian Dominique Dawes, others to speak at event highlighting women who are building change within their communities WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 11, 2023 – The Junior League of Washington (JLW), a non-profit organization of over 2,300 women whose mission is to advance women’s leadership for meaningful community impact through volunteer action, collaboration, and training, today… Read More

JLW Blog: How I Celebrate Rosh Hashanah

By: Diane Berinstein When someone asks me about Rosh Hashanah my first thought is always the pots of honey that I’ll serve to usher in a sweet year! The holiday is not about meals and honey though. It’s a time for deep introspection and reflection, with the ten days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur… Read More

JLW Blog: National Black Business Month Spotlight

Rx Catering is one Black woman owned and operated business that we chose to showcase this August, National Black Business Month. Read more about owner and JLW member Cheron N. Reed, here: Cheron Reed, a native from the Midwest moved to the DC Metro area after graduating from Florida A&M University (FAMU) in 1998. While… Read More

Books Bring us Together: The Junior League of Washington Celebrates 20 Years of Partnership with the Library of Congress National Book Festival

By: Adeyinka Oyesile Ogunlegan Ahead of this year’s National Book Festival that will be taking place on August 12, 2023, let’s take a look back at last year’s event and the Junior League of Washington (JLW)’s involvement in it.  On September 3, 2022, authors, illustrators, and book lovers gathered at Walter E. Washington Convention Center… Read More

Recognizing JLW’s 2022-2023 Shining Stars – Volunteers Going Above and Beyond

By: Heather Callery Meet the Junior League of Washington’s 2022-2023 Shining Stars! JLW leadership has recognized these volunteers as having gone above and beyond in advancing JLW’s mission this League year. From meeting the needs of our community partners and their serviced populations, recruiting and welcoming new members, ensuring JLW’s smooth operation, sharing JLW’s priorities… Read More

A Day at the Museum: Alexandria Docents Bring Local History to Life

By: Maggie Jo Buchanan Many residents of the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area have visited Old Town Alexandria, Virginia and – in between enjoying delicious food and drink, along with some shopping – daydreamed about what life must have been like hundreds of years ago while walking the quaint cobblestone streets. For the volunteers of… Read More

5 Tips for Shaping a Successful Membership Path

By: Kayleigh Creswell While 7 years of service is the standard requirement to reach sustainer status, many active and sustainer members alike spend more years, if not decades, engaging with the Junior League of Washington. Everyone has their own individual reasons for why they find value in spending their limited free time and energy on… Read More

Supporting the Whole Woman with CFLS

By: Robyn Rudish-Laning The current focus of the Junior League of Washington (JLW) on improving literacy in the Washington, DC, area takes on many shapes beyond the image of teaching children to read that often comes to mind. The League’s work with Community Family Life Services (CFLS), a nonprofit that works to help low-income and… Read More