Junior League of Chicago VolunteersWe are volunteers making a difference in Chicago. For generations, the Junior League of Chicago (JLC) has inspired women from diverse backgrounds to become leading catalysts for change. We believe that by empowering women, we strengthen all of Chicago. Through our legacy of trusted volunteerism, we empower women to engage in thoughtful collaborations that share a common purpose: to support women and children in the Chicago-land community. For more than a century, the JLC has diligently worked to empower at-risk families—especially women and girls—through hands-on mentoring, advocacy and education. JLC’s ten community projects fall into the following categories:

  • Health Education
  • Adult Life Skills
  • Education in the Arts
  • Mentoring

Mission Statement

Junior League of Chicago, Inc. is a metropolitan organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The Junior League of Chicago, Inc. reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and a commitment to voluntarism. 



Address the timely issues facing women and children in Chicago through impassioned giving

Establish trusted partnerships that address unmet community needs

Empower female leaders to achieve their potential through our heritage in volunteer development



Please consider supporting the important mission of Junior League of Chicago in one of the following ways: Become a Corporate Sponsor or Donate to the Annual Fund

Your generous donations help the Junior League of Chicago uphold our mission by supporting our volunteer training initiatives, community impact programs and maintaining the Headquarters to be a safe and efficient space for meeting and training.

Upcoming Events

  • Oct 05

    Fall Fest

    Get ready for the first annual JLC Fall Fest! Enjoy a tasting-style event of beer and ciders at Offshore, the world’s largest rooftop bar. Casual seasonal attire is encouraged. Proceeds […]

  • Feb 08

    Annual Gala

    Save the date for Gala 
    February 8th, 2020

Featured Blog Posts

  • JLC Volunteers

    Family Day at Providence Englewood Charter School

    Junior League of Chicago’s members volunteered to help at Providence Englewood Charter School for their second Family Day celebration.

  • Education

    Meet the Mad Hatters

    The Mad Hatters are an interactive story time troupe whose mission is to promote reading among children ages three to nine years old.

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