Junior League of Washington Celebrates 15 Years of Volunteering at the Library of Congress National Book Festival

JLW volunteers celebrate the 2016 National Book Festival with Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden. The Junior League of Washington (JLW) is an organization of women dedicated to improving the community through trained volunteer service. JLW focuses its volunteer resources on improving literacy in and around Washington, DC. Since 2003, JLW has provided hundreds of trained volunteers… Read More

In 105th Year, Junior League of Washington Pledges Support to More Than 20 Nonprofit Organizations at Annual Breakfast

Today, during a breakfast reception held at the Junior League of Washington (JLW) headquarters, the volunteer organization announced its 2017-2018 community partners in the greater Washington, DC, community. Currently in its 105th year, JLW provides community partners with both financial resources and trained volunteers. This year marks notable anniversaries for several JLW partners: National Museum of Women in the Arts (35 years), Horton’s Kids (10 years), The Literacy Lab (five years), and 826DC (five years). In addition to renewing agreements with more than 20 longstanding nonprofit community partners, JLW formalized a partnership with Washington School for Girls.

Leadership in Bloom: Melissa Miller

Meet Melissa Miller, a JLW member who blew her friends and family away with her sheer positivity and force of life when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015 at just 27 years old. Facing a terrifying diagnosis and difficult treatment, Melissa fought back with optimism and determination. During and since her recovery, Melissa… Read More

Leadership in Bloom: Elyse Braner

Meet Elyse Braner, runner and motivator extraordinaire. When she’s not training for marathons or leading running clubs, Elyse sits on the board of Girls on the Run, a skill and confidence-building program for elementary school aged girls where she also coaches a team. Elyse credits much of her successes to both running and finding strong… Read More

Leadership in Bloom: Tycely Williams

Meet Tycely Williams, the 2016-2017 Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee and the 2017-2018 President-Elect of the Junior League of Washington. Between these roles and her position as the Vice President of Development at YWCA USA, Tycely is no stranger to leadership and responsibility. She takes these commitments and the responsibility of a leader to… Read More

Leadership in Bloom: Kristen Soltis Anderson

Meet Kristen Soltis Anderson, a JLW member who founded her research and analysis firm, Echelon Insights, authored “The Selfie Vote: Where Millennials are Leading America and How Republicans Can Keep Up,” and was named as one of TIME Magazine’s “30 Under 30 Changing the World” in 2013, among other national accolades in the last few… Read More

Leadership in Bloom: Samantha Brainard

Meet Samantha Brainard, a JLW member whose life changed forever when her sister was diagnosed with Synoval Sarcoma at age 23 in 2013. Ever since, Sam has been involved with the Ulman Cancer Fund as a volunteer. This spring, she took on the near-herculean challenge of participating in the Key to Keys bicycle ride from… Read More

Get On Board Enabled Me to Get on a Board (and Stay There)

By: Laura Lieberman One of my favorite things about the Junior League of Washington is that it has helped me develop skills that have allowed me to enhance my usefulness in the areas in which I volunteer, allowing me to take my involvement to “the next level.” For example, my first-year community experience participation with… Read More

New Member Tess Terrible Experiences Passionate Strategic Planning

The Strategic Planning Committee focuses on the long-term goals of the Junior League of Washington (JLW) and develops and maintains the League’s Strategic Plan. Tess Terrible, a New Member, experienced the passion and knowledge that goes into our strategic planning in her mini placement – an 8-10-hour sample of what it’s like to be an active JLW… Read More