Tour of the JLC: 21-Day Advocacy Challenge, Week 1

In recognition of the anniversary of the founding of the Junior League of Chicago (JLC), throughout the month of November the JLC is celebrating with a “Tour of the JLC” sharing the wide variety of ways the JLC impacts our community.  Advocacy is an important part of the JLC’s community improvement toolbox, and so we […]

Focusing on the Issues Together: Join Us to Virtually Watch the 2020 Debates

What will happen when the candidates take to the debate stage for the 2020 presidential debates? We don’t know — but what we do know is there are a number of pressing issues facing women, children, and our communities that the next president (and vice-president) will have the opportunity to address. We invite you to […]

Voting Is a Service to Our Community

During these unprecedented times, it’s more important than ever to be equipped with the knowledge, tools, and resources to be successful advocates for the issues facing women in our community at the local, state, and national levels.  Voting is one of the most important – and easiest – ways we exhibit advocacy.  Below are actions […]

2020 COVID Resources

Below are some resources we have found to be helpful during this uncertain time. Read: 7 Ways to Keep Peace of Mind Amid Coronavirus Fears and Worries from the American Medical Association How to Sweat, Stretch, and Breathe During Social Isolation from Chicago Mag Take a look at this list of books that the JLC’s […]

Junior League of Chicago Receives $5,000 from the A. Montgomery Ward Foundation to support The Women’s Treatment Center (TWTC) of Chicago

CHICAGO – September 3rd, 2019 – The Junior League of Chicago (JLC) received a $5,000 grant from the A. Montgomery Ward Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee, to support its community-based efforts at The Women’s Treatment Center (TWTC), which supports women who are recovering from addiction to rebuild their lives with their families and successfully re-enter the workforce.  […]

How to Succeed in the Junior League

Whether you’re a born leader or one in training, the Junior League of Chicago provides an unparalleled platform to hone your leadership skills.

Junior League of Chicago Announces New President, Ruth Gallagher Nelson

CHICAGO – August 22, 2016 – The Board of Directors of the Junior League of Chicago (JLC) has named Ruth Gallagher Nelson as its next President, effective June 1, 2016. Gallagher Nelson has been in leadership roles with the JLC since joining in 1989, holding positions such as Interim Director, Current Issues Director, Community Vice […]

Done in a Day: JLC and Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald House keeps families together when it matters most. By providing a home away from home for families of hospitalized children dealing with complex medical needs, Ronald McDonald House serves the families and children of our community. Members of our Junior League community continue to act on the Junior League mission to promote volunteerism […]

Done in a Day: JLC Joins Big Shoulders Fund for Give Back Day

This past Saturday, the Junior League of Chicago joined the Big Shoulders Fund and its Auxiliary Board for a Give Back Day at Holy Angels School. Founded in 1986 the Big Shoulders Fund provides financial support such as books, scholarships, volunteer hours, and other educational assistance to low-income Catholic schools throughout Chicago. Its Auxiliary Board […]