The Junior League of Wheeling is a member of The Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI). The Junior League has evolved into one of the oldest, largest, and most effective women’s volunteer organizations in the world, encompassing 150,000 women in 291 Leagues in four countries.
AJLI supports the Junior Leagues in their fulfillment of the Mission—to promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women and improve communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Founded in 1921, AJLI provides consultation, information, resources and valuable training opportunities to League members so that every League continues to be a vital force in its community.
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.
True to their legacy, 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.
Today, 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.
AJLI is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. All of its programs and activities are supported by League membership dues, foundation and corporate grants, and other revenue-producing efforts.
To find out more about the Association of Junior Leagues International, please visit their website at www.ajli.org.