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

Volunteers Impact Horton’s Kids

By: Kertisha Dixon In 2020, Caroline Malone graduated from The George Washington University with a desire to work for a community-based organization in Washington, DC, and an eagerness to combat systemic racism and its effect on communities of color. At Horton’s Kids (HK), Malone found the perfect fit as its Senior Development and Volunteer Coordinator.… Read More

JLW Blog: Providing Refuge: JLW’s Donation Drive for Afghan Refugees

Watching and Wondering, then Being Called to Action  Like many Americans, Junior League of Washington (JLW) member Ellen Locke, watched the scenes from Kabul airport with a sense of sadness and helplessness. Locke wondered how to help. Then, Locke’s colleague shared information about a donation drive to support a family of nine Afghan refugees resettling… Read More

JLW Blog: The Power of Successful Advocacy

By: Barbara Franklin This summer, the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) offered a virtual course, Partisan vs. Political. The course gave an overview of Junior Leagues’ history of advocacy and suggestions for becoming a successful Junior League advocate.  Course Background The course distinguished between prohibited ‘political’ action and permitted civic advocacy. Prohibited political action… Read More

JLW Blog “American Ingenuity”: Celebrating Literacy Virtually

By: Julia Rosenthal The National Book Festival is a literary festival held annually in Washington, DC. It has been organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress since its founding in 2001, and the Literacy Events Planning Committee (LEP) has been responsible for Junior League of Washington’s regular support for the event since 2003.  Like most public events in the… Read More

JLW Blog: Reaching Out With Member Outreach

By: LeaAnn Kutz The Member Outreach Committee (MOC) was created in the 2009-2010 league year to ensure Junior League of Washington (JLW) members are provided with the types of events and training they need to successfully volunteer within the community and to provide opportunities to better serve JLW members through engagement and feedback. For the… Read More

JLW Blog: How Sustainers Stayed Connected During COVID-19

By: Molly DiGiammarino Despite COVID-19, sustainers found new and creative ways to stay connected with each other and the Junior League of Washington (JLW). In late May 2020, while helping clean up from Tossed & Found, Barbara Franklin, chair of the Sustainer Committee, said she was inspired by the relationship that had been built between… Read More