Mission and Values
Mission of JLGNF:
The Junior League of Gwinnett and North Fulton Counties (JLGNF) 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.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion:
JLGNF welcomes all women who value our Mission. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations and communities.
The Core Values of JLGNF:
We value transformational female leaders who set bold goals, open their circles and their minds, disrupt convention and change the conversation. Women who seek to better themselves for the betterment of civil society.
Respect – We seek to build a diverse membership and welcome women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism.
Learning – We value continuous learning and believe in providing educational opportunities for personal growth and leadership development in a supportive environment.
Collaboration – We value collaboration and believe in maximizing community impact through effective external partnerships and internal relationships to attain our shared mission.
Service – We serve as a catalyst and leader in improving the community through the effective action, involvement and leadership of trained volunteers.
Accountability – We accomplish the mission of the organization through sound financial and resource management.
Statement on Civic Responsibility
On January 6, 2021, Junior League Members around the world witnessed what was irreconcilable with our values: a direct and violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and on the pillars of American civic leadership. We unequivocally condemn: acts that undermine fundamental democratic ideals and the rule of law; racism, antisemitism, and hate; and the unequal application of justice.
We affirm our civic responsibilities and believe:
In debate, not destruction;
In voting, not violence;
In the diversity of races, not racism;
In freedom of religion, not religious persecution; and
In inclusion and belonging, not division and discord.
Together, we will advance equity and accountability and work to dismantle systemic racism and religious hatred. The Junior League supports the peaceful transition of power and is committed to work with all who share our values of respect, collaboration and civil discourse. Read the full statement: AJLI Statement