JLW Volunteers Serve as Festival’s Primary Source for Volunteers, Promote Literacy in the DC Community September 23, 2020 (WASHINGTON, DC) — For the 18th consecutive year, the Junior League of Washington (JLW) will provide necessary volunteer support for the Library of Congress’s National Book Festival, taking place Saturday, September 25-27.
By Carol Der Garry, Sustainer What do I get out of my Junior League of Washington (JLW) membership? Do you ponder this question every year when deciding to renew your JLW membership? As a sustaining member with over 20 years of service in the Junior League, my League training and experiences have provided unique opportunities… Read More
By Barbara Franklin, Sustainer Chair, Member since 1990 Our largest fundraiser, Tossed & Found – an annual rummage sale, was canceled in March because of the Coronavirus pandemic. That left the Junior League of Washington (JLW) with 18,000 square feet of donated items — it was a whole lot of rummage! At the time, a… Read More
On June 8, 2020, AJLI’s Board of Directors, voted on the following external statement condemning racism, racial injustice, and racial discrimination. The Junior League of Washington is proud to support these efforts to create lasting change and foster a culture of anti-racism in our communities.
Application for grant support from the Junior League of Washington now open as League undertakes several steps to support community during crisis
The Junior League of Washington denounces any and all forms of racism and intolerance. These past few weeks and days have been hard as we grapple with the realities of institutional racism, violence, and injustice in our country against Black Americans.
A total of $135,000 in grants and book donations awarded to local organizations across the Washington, DC, region during the last year
Winner Maya Canady demonstrated extraordinary commitment to voluntarism, while maintaining near-perfect GPA
We tend to measure literacy in long-term outcomes: advancing in school, graduating high school or college, getting a good job, breaking a cycle of poverty, and so on. But how can we better measure a child’s progress on literacy skills in the short term?
After cancellation of annual rummage event due to COVID-19, League shifts focus from fundraising to donating $100,000 in unsold goods to community partners, neighbors in need