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

JLW Blog: Virtual JLW, Creative Responses Lead to Lasting Impact

By: Meredith Tierney Shields In a virtual year, the Junior League of Washington’s many committees from community to in-league to fundraising have adjusted rapidly in order to keep the League’s mission alive and provide support to our community at a critical moment of need. Though there have been challenges, there have also been some unexpected… Read More

Kids in the Kitchen Part 2: “Cool in the Kitchen?”

Welcome to the second installment of JLW’s virtual Kids in the Kitchen event! This week’s information centers on how kids can learn the basics of kitchen safety, knife skills, how to properly prepare produce, and food safety rules.