Founded in 1901 by Mary Harriman, the Junior Leagues are charitable nonprofit organizations of women, developed as civic leaders, creating demonstrable community impact.
Formed in 1921, the Association is a charitable nonprofit organization that provides continuity and support, guidance and leadership development opportunities to 292 Junior Leagues in Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States. Through regional, national and international meetings,comprehensive resources, customized consultations, League and member benefits, we add value to our member Leagues in their fulfillment of The Junior League Mission.
We are governed by a 20-member Board of Directors, all of whom are members of the Junior Leagues in their communities. The Board is accountable to the Leagues for the development of goals that enhance Leagues' ability to fulfill The Junior League Mission. The Association's New York City-based staff, under the leadership of the Executive Director, provides services to Leagues that support the established goals.
Today, The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. is comprised of more than 160,000 women in 292 Junior Leagues. Collectively, we constitute one of the largest, most effective volunteer organizations in the world.