Friends of JLW (2018-2019)

Since its incorporation in 1912, the Junior League of Washington (JLW) has provided millions of volunteer hours and more than $5.7 million locally in support of our mission — developing the potential of women, impacting the local community and promoting volunteerism. Here are some specific ways in which the JLW impacts our community:

  • JLW provides educational and hands-on training to its 2,000+ members so that they are prepared to serve as leaders in the community and instruments of change in the non-profit sector.
  • In honor of our centennial, the JLW purchased and delivered 100,000 new, age-appropriate books to children in the DC metropolitan area as part of our Resolution Read program.
  • Established in 1991 by JLW volunteers, Bright Beginnings is a childcare center for more than 100 homeless preschool children. JLW members support the center by offering childcare services and providing life skills training to parents. JLW is providing funding to open a second center east of the Anacostia River, doubling the number of children served.
  • JLW provides volunteer support for the Library of Congress National Book Festival each year.
  • JLW awards $75,000 in targeted grants to DC-based non-profits annually.

By becoming a Friend of the JLW, you are supporting an organization of women dedicated to serving as a resource throughout the community to effect positive change, seek common ground, and inspire hope by focusing our financial and volunteer resources on the complex issues of literacy in the greater metropolitan area of the District of Columbia.

Help us to continue our valuable work in the community.