Community Impact in St. Louis
The Junior League of St. Louis is an organization of women whose mission is to advance women’s leadership for meaningful community impact through volunteer action, collaboration, and training.
Junior League: Women around the world as catalysts for lasting community change.
Our Focus: Advancing Childhood Education
In 2022 we identified Advancing Childhood Education as our New Issue Area and will be launching new community partnerships in the spring of 2023.
The Power of Association
Founded in 1904 by New Yorker and social activism pioneer Mary Harriman, Junior Leagues are charitable nonprofit organizations of women, developed as civic leaders, making a demonstrable impact on their communities. In 1921, the Leagues joined forces as an association, which is today known as The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc., in order to bolster their power and amplify their voice through shared knowledge and common causes.
True to their mission, today’s League members work at the forefront of social reform, tackling the toughest and most critical issues of the day — including childhood nutrition and obesity, human trafficking, foster care, juvenile justice, teen self-esteem, cybercrimes, literacy and the environment, among others — for the purpose of enhancing the social, cultural and political fabric of civil society.
As a result of this work, Junior League — and the more than 150,000 women in 292 communities in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Mexico who comprise its ranks — has amassed an archive of tangible results and a reputation as thoughtful and influential change agents dedicated to the public good.