AJLI

The Junior League of Wheeling is a member of The Association of Junior Leagues International. The Junior League has evolved into one of the oldest, largest, and most effective women’s volunteer organizations in the world, encompassing more than 125,000 women in over 295 Leagues in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Mexico

Mission

The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

Purpose

The purpose of AJLI is to add value to its member Leagues in their fulfillment of The Junior League Mission.

Background

Founded in 1901 by New Yorker and social activism pioneer Mary Harriman, the 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.

AJLI is a charitable nonprofit organization that provides continuity and support, guidance, and leadership development opportunities to its member Leagues. Through regional, national, and international meetings, comprehensive resources, customized consultations, and League and member benefits, it supports its member Leagues in the fulfillment of The Junior League’s Mission.

For more information, visit ajli.org.

Contact Information

The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc.

80 Maiden Lane, Suite 1504

New York, NY 10038

212.951.8300 (toll free 1.800.955.3248

info@ajli.org