The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI) 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.
The Junior League: Women Around the World as Catalysts for Lasting Community Change.
Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
The Junior League welcomes all women who value our Mission. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse
individuals, organizations and communities.
The purpose of The Association of Junior League International, Inc. is to add value to its member Leagues in their
fulfillment of The Junior League Mission.
The Power of Association
Founded in 1901 by New Yorker and social activism pioneer, Mary Harriman, the Junior Leagues are charitable nonprofit
organizations of women, developed as civic leaders, making a demonstrable impact on their communities. In 1921 the
Leagues joined forces as an association, which is today known as The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc.,
in order to bolster their power and amplify their voice through shared knowledge and common causes.
True to their legacy, today’s League members work at the forefront of social reform, tackling the toughest and most
critical issues of the day—including childhood nutrition and obesity, human trafficking, foster care, juvenile justice,
teen self-esteem, cybercrimes, literacy and the environment, among others—for the purpose of enhancing the social,
cultural and political fabric of civil society.
As a result of this work, The Junior League—and the more than 140,000 women in 291 communities in the United States, the
United Kingdom, Canada and Mexico who comprise its ranks—has amassed an archive of irrefutable results and an
indisputable reputation as thoughtful and influential change agents for the public good. Together, our members
constitute one of the largest, most effective volunteer organizations in the world.
Today AJLI is a charitable nonprofit organization that provides continuity and support, guidance, and leadership
development opportunities to its member Leagues. Through regional, national and international meetings, comprehensive
resources, customized consultations, and League and member benefits, it supports its member Leagues in the fulfillment
of The Junior League’s Mission. AJLI is governed by a 20-member Board of Directors, which is accountable to the Leagues
and comprised of women who are members of the Junior Leagues in their communities. The Association’s New York City-based
staff, under the leadership of the Executive Director, provides services to Leagues that support the established goals.
AJLI is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. All of its programs and activities are supported by League membership
dues, foundation and corporate grants, and other revenue-producing efforts.