Welcome to the Junior League of Long Island’s website!
Founded in 1901 by social activism pioneer Mary Harriman, the Junior League is an international non-profit organization comprised of more than 140,000 women volunteers across the globe. Our local organization, the Junior League of Long Island (JLLI) was formed in 1951.
For nearly 70 years, JLLI has empowered women volunteers to improve the lives of at-risk women and children on Long Island. From our own community projects to collaborations with partner organizations, JLLI has addressed some of our community’s greatest challenges. We are inclusive to all women who want to make a difference and together we are UNSTOPPABLE!
Our mission states: JLLI is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
The Junior League is unique compared to other community service organizations because we focus on “the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.” We provide training and educational opportunities to foster the development of strong women leaders. Through committee-work and participation in trainings, projects and initiatives, members develop new skills with other like-minded women, all while working together to make positive changes on Long Island.
Henry Ford said “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” I continue to be in awe of the members of our organization, how we have found success by working together and what we have accomplished. I encourage us to be inspired by our past and steadfast in advancing our work into the future.
Thank you to our members and supporters for your dedication and service. If you are not a member or partner, I invite you to learn more about JLLI! Check out our website or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also support our work by making a monetary contribution or by donating new or gently used clothing, shoes or household items to our Thrift Shop. Donations are tax-deductible and directly benefit the Long Island community.
When working together, we are UNSTOPPABLE! I encourage you to get involved with our meaningful work!