The Junior League of Seattle is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
Women around the world as catalysts of lasting community change.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
JLS welcomes all women who value our Mission. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations, and communities.
The Junior League of Seattle was established in 1923 and joined the Association of Junior Leagues International in 1924. As an organization of nearly 1,300 members, JLS is one of the largest leagues on the West Coast. Annually our members donate over 45,000 volunteer hours and participate in over 5,000 hours of personal and professional development. Our programs focus on promoting the well-being of women, children, and families throughout the greater Seattle community by addressing issues of food security, children’s literacy, and career skills for women.
Throughout its nearly 100-year history, JLS has successfully met the emerging needs of the community by initiating cutting edge programs and providing trained volunteers to manage and direct service projects, community education, fundraising and advocacy efforts. As a result of league training, JLS has also provided a legacy of leaders who bring knowledge and experience to the community in which they serve.
The Junior League of Seattle’s 2016-2021 Strategic Plan outlines the JLS’s mission and strategic goals for the five-year period.
The Junior League of Seattle is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation. All of our programs and activities are supported by League membership dues, foundation and corporate grants, and other revenue-producing efforts.