06-01-17 Junior League of Washington Names First African-American President-Elect – The Junior League of Washington welcomes its 2017-2018 Board of Directors, the team of women who will lead the charitable, educational organization throughout its 105th anniversary year. The newly elected Board of Directors includes Tycely Williams, who will serve as President-Elect in 2017-2018 before assuming the role of President in 2018-2019, the first African-American and woman of color to serve in these roles in the League’s history. Read more here.
05-31-17 Junior League of Washington Announces 2017 Scholarship and Poetry Contest Winners – The Junior League of Washington is pleased to award Lawrence Cross with the 2017 Meg Graham Scholarship, a $10,000 award honoring a graduating high school senior living in Washington, DC, who has excelled academically and demonstrated commitment toward community involvement. This year, JLW also created Special Recognition book scholarships, which were awarded to three students. Read more here.
05-16-17 Junior League of Washington Awards Nearly $90,000 in Grant Funding to DC-Area Nonprofits – The Junior League of Washington announced it will award a total of $89,184 in grant funding, as well as volunteer resources, to 10 Washington, DC area nonprofit organizations to support life-changing child and adult literacy programs. Read more here.
05-10-17 Hundreds of Junior League of Washington Volunteers Give Back to DC at First-Ever Day of Service – On Saturday, May 6, 2017, the Junior League of Washington (JLW) held its inaugural Day of Service – a volunteer event engaging League members and their friends, spouses, and children in meaningful projects in all four quadrants of DC and in Maryland. Read more here.