Community Impact

The Junior League of St. Louis (JLSL) partners with community agencies that reflect our mission, vision and values. Focused on improving the health, education and welfare of women and children, the Junior League of St. Louis provides much-needed volunteer resources and serves as a catalyst for positive change through our partnerships.

The JLSL demonstrates its giving through monetary and volunteer means.

  • More than $4 million has been awarded to area nonprofit agencies since the JLSL’s founding in 1914.
  • JLSL financially supports select JLSL programs that complement JLSL priorities.
  • Members give in excess of 14,000 volunteer hours each year through community organizations providing direct services to those in need.
  • The JLSL prepares members for civic leadership. Since our inception, JLSL members have served on hundreds of nonprofit boards, chaired countless community-wide events and pursued public office. 

DONE-IN-A-DAY

This program provides trained volunteers in response to requests from community agencies. DIAD offers frequent, flexible, “hands on,” volunteer opportunities that can be completed in one day.  

KIDS IN THE KITCHEN

KITK is a national program established by the Association of Junior Leagues International to empower youth to make healthy lifestyle choices and help reverse the growth of childhood obesity and its associated health issues. It provides a forum for educational information and demonstrations, such as the preparation of nutritious meals. It also increases students’ awareness of the need for healthy habits. This is currently a Provisional projectClick here to learn more about the Kids in the Kitchen project.

LEAGUE LARKS and NIGHTINGALES

JLSL choral groups provide live entertainment that offers music therapy stimulation and an audience participation experience to nursing home residents, retirement centers, adult day care and rehabilitation facilities throughout the St. Louis area.  Click here to view the League Larks' schedule.  Click here to view the Nightingales' performance schedule.

STATE LEGISLATIVE ISSUES

Members research public issues, determine JLSL advocacy efforts, and provide advocacy training to JLSL members. Annually, JLSL members organize and attend the A Day at the Capitol event.  On April 1, 2015 the Junior League of St. Louis, along with other Missouri Junior Leagues, participated in Missouri's Child Advocacy Day in Jefferson City.  

STRONG WOMEN & FAMILIES HEALTH & RESOURCE FAIR

Partnering with Grace Hill, this one-day event takes place in the fall and brings together a dynamic group of agencies that provide services in preventative healthcare, finance, career, children/family and legal to low-income women and their families to primarily serve residents living in the City of St. Louis.  To find out more about our this event, click here. 

Where is the Junior League of St. Louis making a difference?

Click here for a larger view of our 2015-16 Community Impact Map