06-07-18 Junior League of Washington Announces 2018-2019 Board of Directors – The Junior League of Washington (JLW) on Friday welcomed its 2018-2019 Board of Directors. This team of female leaders includes JLW’s 80th President Tycely Williams. Williams is the first African American and woman of color to be elected or serve in this role in the League’s history, after also making history over the last year as the League’s first African-American President-Elect. Read more here.
05-31-2018 Junior League of Washington Awards More Than $160,000 in Grants, Book Donations, and Scholarships in Celebration of 105th Anniversary – The Junior League of Washington (JLW) announced that it will award a total of $120,000 in major grant funding to Washington, DC, area nonprofit organizations, along with a number of other smaller denomination and short-term grants. Read more here.
04-16-2018 ‘Top Chef’ finalist Jen Carroll headlines Junior League of Washington’s Brookland Kitchen Tour – The Junior League of Washington’s seventh annual Kitchen Tour will include a special stop featuring celebrity chef Jen Carroll, a two-time Top Chef contestant and owner and executive chef of Carroll Couture Cuisine. The Kitchen Tour, happening Saturday, April 21, will spotlight unique homes and kitchens in the Brookland neighborhood in Northeast Washington. The tour will include stops at four homes with state-of-the-art kitchens in Brookland, with tastings and drinks served at each home from Washington-area restaurants and vendors. Read more here.
04-05-2018 Bites, Beverages, and Lady Bosses: Junior League of Washington Spotlights Mess Hall’s Women Chefs and Entrepreneurs at Toast of the Tour – Karen Hoefener of Nomad Dumplings will be among the women entrepreneurs giving talks and tastings at the Junior League of Washington’s (JLW) Toast of the Tour cocktail reception at Mess Hall, a business incubator and event space in Northeast Washington, on Thursday, April 12. Read more here.
02-23-2018 Junior League of Washington Supports Literacy and Voluntarism in the District with Annual Meg Graham Scholarship and Youth Poetry Contest – The Junior League of Washington (JLW) is pleased to announce two opportunities for District of Columbia students: the Meg Graham Scholarship for DC high school seniors demonstrating leadership in community service and academics; and the annual “Find Your Voice” poetry contest for students grades 4-8. Read more here.
02-12-2018 Request for Proposals Now Accepted for Junior League of Washington’s Second Annual Day of Service – The Junior League of Washington (JLW) will host its annual Day of Service on Saturday, April 7, 2018, and is now accepting Requests for Proposal (RFP) for projects around the DC metropolitan region in need of volunteers on that date. Read more here.
01-12-2018 Junior League of Washington to Celebrate International Women’s Day with Women’s Leadership Breakfast – On Thursday, March 8, International Women’s Day, the Junior League of Washington (JLW) will hold its Women’s Leadership Breakfast. This event will unite current and emerging female leaders from the business, political, and nonprofit worlds to celebrate women’s accomplishments, acknowledge and dismantle obstacles, and map out a future where women not only thrive but lead the way. Read more here.
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.