The Junior League of Brooklyn (JLB) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
REACHING OUT STATEMENT
The Junior League of Brooklyn reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism.
The Junior League of Brooklyn will become Brooklyn’s leading women’s volunteer organization that effects enduring and meaningful change in our community through the knowledgeable and organized efforts of our members.
- Hands-on Volunteer Service: We provide the community with knowledgeable volunteers.
- Leadership: Our members are trained leaders in the community.
- Training: We develop leadership, communication, fundraising, and management skills through hands-on experience.
- Diversity: Our organization reflects our community's many cultural and ethnic groups.
- Community Awareness: We identify and create projects that match community needs with our members' skills and interests through community collaborations.
- Teamwork: Our organization creates an atmosphere of ownership, trust, respect and friendship for our members. We believe in working as a team within our organization.
The Junior League of Brooklyn was established in 1910 by women interested in fighting the health and social problems associated with over-crowded tenement neighborhoods. It is the third oldest of the 292 Junior Leagues comprised of more than 155,000 women in Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States, united through the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI). Learn more about our history HERE.
The Junior League of Brooklyn is a self-sustaining 501(c)(3) non-profit organization funded by dues, grants, corporate sponsorship, internal fundraisers and special fundraising events in the community.