CPC Fridge Funds to Help Furnish 826DC’s “Magical” New HQ

826DC completed its move to a new headquarters with a kickoff event Nov. 14. The Columbia Heights facility will help the JLW community partner grow the number of students served by its literacy and writing programs, which include hosting after-school tutoring, field trips for local schools, and creative and expository writing workshops. JLW is helping… Read More

The Junior League of Columbia Needs Your Help!

The Junior League of Columbia, SC is collecting donations for victims of the devastating flooding that has affected their area. JL Columbia President Kim Leighton wrote the following note to let us know how your League can help: Thank you so much for reaching out to us. We have many members (Provisional, Active and Sustainer)… Read More

JLW Expands Volunteer Support for 2015 National Book Festival

Junior League of Washington Expands Volunteer Support for 2015 National Book Festival 400 Volunteers to Promote Literacy, Donate Time to the Library of Congress WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 2, 2015 — The Junior League of Washington will expand its support of the Library of Congress’ National Book Festival (NBF) this year by providing 400 volunteers, up… Read More

JLW Leadership Vacancies: Stand Up and Serve

Know a bright STAR? Nominate her today! Interested in taking the next step with JLW? We love self-nominations!   The Nominating Committee is seeking nominations to fill two leadership positions for the 2015-2016 JLW year. Please contact nominating@jlw.org as soon as possible, as we hope to fill these positions quickly. Community Outreach Chair – Community Outreach… Read More

Sharing Our Story… Strengthening Our Community by Jennifer Hemingway

Women have so many more ways to serve as leaders in their community than in 1912 when JLW opened its doors. I am thankful to the 15 women who answered nominating’s call to serve on the JLW board of directors for the coming year. Cameron Gilreath, President-Elect; Catherine Smith Blakely, Secretary; Brooke Horiuchi,  Treasurer; Kelly… Read More

Fun! Fun! Fun!The Junior League of Washington’s Children’s Trunk Show is Saturday, March 8th from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Crystal City. Bargain shoppers will love our quality pre-owned children’s clothes, furniture, high chairs, swings, toys, books, and maternity gear. Tons of brand new Lansinoh products too! Our “quality corner” features new children’s items… Read More

2013 Community Partner Grant Recipient- Horton’s Kids

For 23 years, Horton’s Kids has served hundreds of children in Ward 8 with continuously expanding, wrap-around services. Karin Walser, a former Capitol Hill staffer, founded Horton’s Kids in 1989.  Since then, the organization has grown from weekend field trips for the children to the current model that provides intensive academic programs with wraparound support… Read More

Leadership Training for JLW’s Future Leaders

The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI) hosts Organizational Development Institute (ODI) training twice a year. AJLI’s website promotes ODIs as “a series of educational training meetings . . . [that] have demonstrated their effectiveness as informative, inspiring and innovative three-day weekend training programs.” This year’s Fall ODI was held in Cleveland, Ohio at… Read More