UGG Australia Donates to NYJL’s Mentoring Partners

Mentees from the New York Junior League’s (NYJL) Mentoring Partners committee enjoyed a special Christmas surprise at their December 2 session: a brand new pair of UGG® boots! NYJL volunteer Emma Oldenkamp organized the donation of eight pairs of classic UGG short boots in navy and grey, delighting mentees dealing with this year’s particularly harsh […]

Advocacy is not Just an Uphill Battle, APP Sees the Rewards!

As the New York Junior League’s 2014-2015 program year draws to a close, it is a good time to reflect on and take stock of all that the Advocates for Public Policy committee (APP) has accomplished.  Advocacy takes a collective voice and the committee would not have been as successful without the committed volunteers, guidance […]

CIP committee’s project unveiling

On May 6, the Community Improvement Project (CIP) and Union Settlement Association held the unveiling of the Washington Youth Center’s Education Center. It was an evening full of gratitude and celebration as children from Union Settlement’s Youth Programs performed songs, skits, and a dance number. Union Settlement received a $50,000 community partnership grant from the […]

10 Fun Facts You Don’t Know About the NYJL

Last year members volunteered over 261,000 hours. That is the equivalent of almost 30 years! We served over 75,000 unique clients. That is more people than the populations of Wilmington, DE; Utica, NY; Portland, ME; Greenwich, CT, or Burlington, VT, to name just a few cities. We worked with over 16,000 repeat clients this year. […]

The NYJL and Sexual Assault Awareness Month

With April here, we can finally celebrate spring. It is also a month to celebrate how the New York Junior League works to raise awareness of sexual assault and domestic violence against both men and women. In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, NYJL Crisis Intervention volunteer Kelsey Bishop has shared a firsthand account of […]