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Junior League of Washington

Washington, DC | http://www.jlw.org
Joined in September 2010

About Us

The Junior League of Washington 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.

Our Vision: The Junior League of Washington strives to be a vibrant presence in the lives of the women and children in the greater metropolitan area of the District of Columbia, serving as a resource throughout the community to effect positive change, seek common ground, and inspire hope.

Our Focus: The Junior League of Washington is proud to focus our financial and volunteer resources on the complex issues of literacy in the greater metropolitan area of the District of Columbia. JLW defines literacy as “an individual's ability to read, write, and speak English and to compute and problem-solve at levels of proficiency necessary to: function on the job and in society, achieve one's goals, and develop one's knowledge and potential.” This definition is based on the definition from the National Literacy Act of 1991.

Our Outreach: The Junior League welcomes all women who value our Mission. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations and communities.

Our Members: At present, over 2,200 women in the Washington, D.C. area are members of JLW. The League organizes and trains these women for effective action and leadership in our community through orientation, seminars, and hands-on volunteer and leadership experience. Throughout our history, JLW has provided millions of volunteer hours and more than $5.4 million to the community. JLW empowers all women to volunteer and help those in need through our selection of volunteer opportunities. 

The Junior League of Washington 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…

Issue Areas Include

  • Philanthropy
  • Volunteering
  • Women

Location

  • The Junior League of Washington, Washington, DC 20007, United States
    3039 M Street, NW

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