Mission, Vision, and Values


The New York Junior League (NYJL) is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

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.


The New York Junior League seeks to strengthen the health and well-being of the children and families of the greater New York City area.

Core Values

Our core values ensure we embody our mission and guide all we do.

We are passionate about our community. We believe in maximizing our impact through strategic external partnerships, advocacy and volunteer action to achieve our mission.

We respect individuals. We respect each other, those with whom we work and those we serve in the community. We strive to understand others, to respect differences and to treat everyone with dignity.

We act responsibly. We recognize that our decisions and our actions can affect others. We strive to uphold our commitments and act honorably in all that we do.

We promote opportunity. We are committed to helping each other achieve our potential. We foster a supportive and motivating environment that enables continuous learning, encourages mentoring, and develops future leaders.