What We Do

Community Impact in St. Louis

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, JLSL provides much-needed volunteer training and serves as a catalyst for positive change for our community through our partnerships.

JLSL gives back to the community through financial contributions and the development of trained volunteers.

  • More than $4 million has been awarded to area nonprofit agencies since JLSL’s founding in 1914.
  • JLSL financially supports select JLSL programs that complement JLSL priorities.
  • Members donate more than 16,000 volunteer hours each year through community organizations, providing direct services to those in need.
  • 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.

Current Programs

JLSL has established many volunteer training opportunities throughout our community, including Day 366, our infant mortality initiative; Community Impact volunteer opportunities; our annual Strong Women & Families Health & Resource Fair which will include a component of the AJLI initiative Kids in the Kitchen beginning in August 2018; and our singing groups, League Larks and Nightingales.

Member Involvement

Our Governing Board and Management Group members research, develop, and manage JLSL community programs, while providing members with community volunteer opportunities. Our Community Impact Team, Board and Management Group work to expand members’ awareness of the community needs and increase JLSL community impact through volunteer training.

Volunteer Training

JLSL Community Impact Programs are developed to create episodic opportunities, partnerships, and collaborations based on member interest, volunteer training, and community needs. We also offer our members exclusive training opportunities through our Leadership Development Series.