About

The Junior League of Cleveland, Inc. is a group of female leaders dedicated to community change. The group is composed of diverse, creative, compassionate, and action oriented women who are committed to promoting the League’s mission of promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action of trained volunteers. Our members have varying backgrounds and interests and share a commitment to volunteering.

The Junior League welcomes all women who value our Mission. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations and communities. The JLC is represented by over 500 women locally and over 190,000 women in 300 Junior League chapters worldwide.

Why do women join the Junior League?

The top reasons that motivate women to join the Junior League are:

  • The personal fulfillment that they gain from volunteering
  • The desire to contribute to positive change in their community
  • The opportunity to pursue interests outside the home and job
  • The chance to develop friendship with other women

In addition, two-thirds of members report that the skills they have developed in the Junior League have been useful to them outside the League.

What do we do?

Since its inception 100 years ago, the Junior League of Cleveland (JLC) has provided countless volunteer hours and more than $2.3 million to the community. The JLC has been involved with issues pertaining to children, education and women, providing volunteer energy, financial assistance, training and generating public support. Often in collaboration with other community groups and/or the public sector, the JLC designs and implements projects and programs to address community needs. As such, the major components of our activities are: Women’s Development, Community Service, and Advocacy.