Leadership Development

NYJL’s Leadership Development program prepares NYJL volunteers for current and future leadership positions at the NYJL, at other nonprofit organizations, and in the community. Volunteers gain a deeper expertise in important community issues as well as practical and transferable skills in strategic planning, project management from ideation to completion, nonprofit operations, public speaking, and communications […]

Volunteer Education & Training

NYJL’s Volunteer Education and Training (VET) program builds on volunteers’ skills through hands-on workshops, expert panels, committee assignments, and leadership positions that focus on timely community issues and practical skills for managing a nonprofit organization. These trainings concentrate on four core areas important to NYJL volunteers’ work: community, fundraising, volunteer experience, and strategy and communications. […]


PRESS RELEASES June 28, 2022: New York Junior League’s Community Improvement Project Completes Projects with Abyssinian Development Corporation and Goddard Riverside June 15, 2022: New York Junior League Completes 30th Annual Playground Improvement Project Revitalizing Seward Park and Neighborhood Green Spaces April 18, 2022: New York Junior League to Restore Seward Park and Neighborhood Green […]

While a pandemic brings uncertainty, NYJL encourages girls to put their ambitions to work

⁠Working with longtime community partners Union Settlement and SCAN-Harbor, NYJL’s Personal Advancement and Leadership (PAL) committee mentors girls as they explore continuing education opportunities, broad career aspirations, and life skills.⁠ Last year, when the pandemic disrupted daily life, the NYJL reached out to community partners to offer immediate help and strategize ways to provide  essential […]

Life Through Another Lens: Marion Hedges

“Life Through Another Lens” features stories of NYJL members, in their own words, to shed light on how we experience the world and the NYJL through different lenses informed by our individual cultural identities. Recently appearing on NBC’s TODAY show, NYJL Board Member Marion Hedges announced the launch of a new nonprofit and reflected on […]