Press Releases

10-24-2017 Junior League of Washington Presents 59th Annual Holiday Shops: Shopping for a Cause – Just in time for the holiday season, the Junior League of Washington (JLW) will host its oldest annual fundraiser, Holiday Shops, on November 17-19 at Dock5 at Union Market. Thousands of shoppers will visit more than 70 merchants selling a variety of stylish, useful, and giftable merchandise. Read more here.

10-19-17 Literacy Advocates Unite to Serve Homeless Families – Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) and the Junior League of Washington (JLW) are teaming up to support Washington DC’s homeless youth. Over the next three years, the Junior League of Washington and Reading Is Fundamental are partnering to bring books, literacy resources, and activities to children and families served by Coalition for the Homeless and Kia’s Place, kicking off on October 21, 2017. Read more here.

08-29-17 Junior League of Washington Celebrates 15 Years of Partnership With Library of Congress’s National Book Festival; JLW Volunteers Serve as Festival’s Primary Source for Volunteers During the Library of Congress’s Annual Event For the 15th consecutive year, the Junior League of Washington (JLW) will provide essential volunteer support for the Library of Congress’s National Book Festival (NBF), taking place Saturday, September 2, at the Washington Convention Center. This year, close to 400 JLW volunteers will donate their time to the event, participating in tasks including staffing book-signing lines, assisting with book sales, and handing out prizes to children alongside librarians from across the country. Read more here.

08-11-17 Junior League of Washington Announces 2017-2018 Grant Application Period for Literacy Projects; Letters of Intent Due September 7 – The Junior League of Washington (JLW) today announced the opening of its 2017-2018 grant application period for programs and projects in the Washington DC, area. Interested organizations are invited to submit a Letter of Intent no later than September 7, 2017. JLW’s targeted grant program seeks to fund innovative programs working to improve the literacy and life skills of women, children, and/or families in the greater Washington, DC, metropolitan area and that meet defined objectives when evaluated against measurable outcomes. The League prioritizes organizations with strong leadership, that demonstrate fiscally responsibility, and that have partnerships with JLW or other organizations in the community. Read more here.

08-04-17 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. Read more here.

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.

04-28-17 Hundreds of Junior League of Washington Volunteers to Step Up and Serve DC for Inaugural Day of Service

03-30-17 Junior League of Washington Holds Sixth Annual Kitchen Tour in DC’s Hip H Street Corridor Neighborhood

02-21-17 Junior League of Washington Celebrates 25 Years and $2.1 Million with Tossed & Found Rummage Sale

02-13-17 Junior League of Washington to Host Annual Child Nutrition Fair at YMCA Anthony Bowen

02-10-17 Junior League of Washington Encourages Literacy with Annual Youth Poetry Contest

02-06-17 Request for Proposals Now Being Accepted for Junior League of Washington’s Inaugural Day of Service

01-24-17 Applications Now Being Accepted for the Junior League of Washington’s Meg Graham Scholarship

09-22-16 Junior League of Washington to Surpass 37,000 Volunteer Hours in 14 Years of Partnership with Library of Congress’s National Book Festival

09-21-16 If You Want to Solve a Problem, Throw a Bunch of Women in the Room

09-14-16 Congressional, Business Leaders to Share Expertise and Insight at Junior League of Washington’s Annual Women’s Leadership Luncheon

08-25-16 Junior League of Washington Announces 2016-2017 Grant Application Period for Literacy Projects; Letters of Intent Due September 16

08-04-16 Junior League of Washington Celebrates Partnerships with Community Organizations

08-01-16 Junior League of Washington Welcomes New Leadership