Readers2Leaders Child Literacy Fair

At our spring literacy fair in April 2020, JLW will feature a fun-filled day focused on building family and child literacy. Join us as we celebrate children and young adult literature with discussions, activities, and giveaways and goodie bags related to literacy habits and nutrition. Stay tuned — more details to come! If you are… Read More

FOR THE LOVE OF LEARNING: A READERS2LEADERS FESTIVAL

Saturday, February 1, 2020

This free, one-of-a-kind event will bring together DC families with area nonprofits, authors and illustrators, and literacy experts, all in celebration of literacy, leadership, and lifelong learning.  WHEN Saturday, February 1 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. WHERE EagleBank Club at Audi FieldA 100 Potomac Ave, SW Washington DC 20024 Navy Yard/Ballpark or Waterfront Metros (Green… Read More

Support JLW Community Partners This Holiday Season

Interested in helping our community partners this Thanksgiving and Holiday season? Listed alphabetically, you will find all the information you need to help. If you have additional questions about a specific drive, please reach out to the JLW or Community Partner contacts listed below.  Thanksgiving Drives A Wider Circle Thanksgiving Drive Items being collected: Canned… Read More

A Leadership Conversation with Fashion Designer Maria Pinto

Can’t wait until March 6, 2020, for JLW’s Women’s Leadership Breakfast? Join us on October 22 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. for an intimate event featuring a conversation with fashion designer Maria Pinto on personalizing your leadership style and open shopping at Maria Pinto’s Pop-Up shop in Georgetown. The pop-up shop is located at 3299… Read More

Readers2Leaders: Empowering Women Through Literacy

Join us on October 19, 2019, for Readers2Leaders: Empowering Women Through Literacy.  Our free adult literacy event will feature motivational TED-style talks, group workshops, and exhibitions—all focused on building the types of literacy that help DC women get ahead, including workplace, financial, nutritional, and digital literacy, resume writing and interview skills, and beyond.  While the… Read More

JUNIOR LEAGUE OF WASHINGTON TO HOST FREE ADULT LITERACY FAIR AT UDC ON OCTOBER 19

WHAT Junior League of Washington’s Readers2Leaders: Empowering Women Through Literacy Adult Literacy Fair A free, one-of-a-kind professional development event is designed to equip Washington, DC-area women with the literacy tools needed to thrive at home, at work, and throughout their lives.  WHEN Saturday, October 19 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. WHERE University of the District… Read More

JUNIOR LEAGUE OF WASHINGTON ANNOUNCES 2019-2020 OPPORTUNITY GRANTS PERIOD

First Round Opportunity Grants Due September 27 September 16, 2019 (WASHINGTON, DC) — The Junior League of Washington (JLW) today announced the opening of its 2019-2020 opportunity grant application period for programs and projects in the Washington, DC, area. Interested organizations are invited to submit an application for our first round no later than September… Read More

Junior League of Washington Celebrates 20 Years of Literacy Work with Continued Support for the Library of Congress’s National Book Festival

JLW Volunteers Serve as a Critical Source of Festival Volunteers for the 17th year August 29, 2019 (WASHINGTON, DC) — As the Junior League of Washington (JLW) celebrates 20 years of dedicating its resources to improving literacy in the greater Washington, DC, community, JLW volunteers will continue its 17-year-long partnership with the Library of Congress’s National… Read More

Back-to-School Nutritional Literacy for the Whole Family

In honor of the 20th anniversary of JLW’s literacy focus, we will highlight the different types of literacy each month on the blog.  August is Kids Eat Right Month, and whether you are getting your child ready to go back to school or you just have fond memories of the fresh start this time of… Read More