Who We Are


Since 1901, the New York Junior League (NYJL) has responded to New York City’s most pressing socioeconomic challenges.

Powered by 2,000 women volunteers, the NYJL works with more than 60 community-based organizations to advance children’s social-emotional learning and to provide life skills programs to youth and adults who are navigating periods of difficult transition. Bringing their diverse experiences and talents, trained NYJL volunteers engage women and children in health, education, and arts workshops specially customized to their needs. The NYJL also responds to community partners’ requests for immediate support and invests funds and volunteers’ time in restoring public parks and community spaces to create welcoming environments conducive to fitness, health, recreation, and socialization.

Complementing this direct service work, the NYJL advocates with state and city governments for women- and children-centered policies and develops volunteers’ leadership skills for service in the NYJL and on other nonprofit boards. Strengthened by its dedicated volunteer network and anchored by 120 years of service to New York City, the NYJL cultivates a community that reinforces women’s personal relationships and collective power as drivers of positive change.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We welcome all women who value our mission. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations, and communities.

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