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

Incredible things happen when women work together, part deux

By: Laura Collins This is the second in a two-part post series spotlighting women who met through the League.  We hope Jacqueline Frederick-Maturo, Melissa Miller, Rachel Oster, and Kara Roney’s story inspires you and reminds you of the incredible things that happen when women work together. How did you meet? Frederick-Maturo: The four of us… Read More

Planting Seeds and Spreading Joy

By: LeaAnn Kutz Langley Residential Support Services (LRSS) is a Northern Virginia based nonprofit that offers residential and community support  enabling neurodiverse adults to live active lives and develop self-confidence and independence. LRSS has been a Junior League of Washington (JLW) community partner for more than 25 years. Every Tuesday, the JLW Langley Committee hosts… Read More

Supporting Our Community by Supporting Our Students

By: Lacy Nelson In 1982, the Junior League of Washington (JLW) created the Meg Graham scholarship, which celebrates both the service and leadership of local students, as well as honors the late Reverend Margaret M. Graham, a former member of JLW and former President of the Association of Junior Leagues International.  Today, 40 years after… Read More

Cassidy Herrold: Donating Creative Time and Talent to JLW

By: Evie Clapp Junior League of Washington (JLW) members generously donate their time, talent, and treasure to the League and its community partners. This post highlights how one JLW member, Cassidy Herrold, Chair of the Graphic Design Committee of One, uses her professional skills when donating time and talent to the League. I virtually picked… Read More

The Little Black Dress that Could

By: Erika Burnett Originally founded by the Junior League of London in 2014, the Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI) has grown in representation with over 80 Junior Leagues hosting their own LBDI events. JLW was excited, and proud, when Ways & Means Assistant Council Director, Katrina Washington, with the support of JLW’s Innovation & Incubation Committee,… Read More

Incredible Things Happen When Women Come Together

By: Laura Collins Women in the Washington, DC, metro area join the Junior League of Washington (JLW) for many different reasons. Some are looking for an organization to serve the community at large and to give back, while others are seeking to develop leadership skills and to learn how to manage a small group of motivated… Read More