Since its founding in 1901 by social activist Mary Harriman, The Junior League has evolved into one of the oldest, largest and most effective women’s volunteer organizations in the world, encompassing 155,000 women in 292 Leagues in four countries. For more than a century The Junior League has been on the forefront of social reform, identifying problems and finding solutions in a collaborative way. The list of issues they’ve tackled is long and complicated: pollution, illiteracy, domestic violence, foster children without a safety net, to name just a few.
The Power of Association
For more than 91 years, The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI) has been providing support, guidance and leadership development opportunities to the 292 Junior Leagues throughout Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States.
AJLI was formed in 1921 by forward looking representatives from more than 30 Leagues who envisioned an organization that could unite all Junior Leagues, provide continuity and support, and serve as a steward for the Junior League Movement in promoting voluntarism, developing the leadership potential of women and improving the quality of life in the communities they serve. Today, through regional, national, and international meetings, comprehensive resources and customized consultations, AJLI adds value to member Leagues in their fulfillment of the Junior League Mission.
AJLI is 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, which enhance Leagues’ ability to fulfill The Junior League Mission. The AJLI Staff then provides services to Leagues that support the established goals.
The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc.
80 Maiden Lane
New York, NY 10038-4609
Tel: (212) 951-8300
Fax: (212) 481-7196
Web: http: //www.ajli.org/