NYJL’s new interactive timeline

To celebrate the New York Junior League’s nearly 115 years of community work, we’ve put together an interactive timeline that highlights the dedication of NYJL volunteers. In 1901, our founder Mary Harriman was moved by the deprivation she saw in New York City, and she did something about it. She encouraged 80 young women to […]

Volunteers wanted: Personal Empowerment Project

*Image courtesy of Supportive Children’s Advocacy Network (SCAN) PEP (Personal Empowerment Project), is a brand-new signature NYJL project that is actively seeking volunteers. PEP will focus on career mentoring for high school freshman and sophomore girls. The committee’s goal is to introduce 10 to 20 girls (“the Mentees”) to several career options and help them […]

Spotlight on Performance helps kids shine

The Spotlight on Performance committee exposes young girls and boys to the world of artistic expression and lays the groundwork for an early appreciation of the arts in all of its forms: drama, dance, art (drawing, painting,) sculpture, poetry, and music.  At the beginning of each semester, the committee puts together a fun itinerary designed […]

“A Whole New World” with Stanley Isaacs

On Wednesday May 27, the Stanley Isaacs Beacon to Broadway Committee presented “Disney’s Aladdin KIDS” at PS 6 to rave reviews. The committee’s annual spring musical showcased everything that the children had learned about the performing arts throughout the year. By learning lines, blocking, songs, and dance steps, the students gained both a sense of […]

New View Helps Mentees Dream Big

The 2014-2015 year brought exciting changes to the New View committee of the NYJL. The committee’s relationship with the community partners, Good Shepherd Services and Mentoring USA, was furthered through the expansion of our mentoring program to a second location where committee volunteers worked closely with adolescent girls currently residing in Non-Secure Detention (NSD) and […]