I Volunteer Because… The New York Junior League has over 2,600 volunteers who donate over 250,000 hours of their time to giving back to the community. Each volunteer gives their time for a variety of reasons. They volunteer because they believe in the power of community involvement. They volunteer because they grow personally and professional. […]

Get to Know the NYJL

The New York Junior League embraces our founder, Mary Harriman’s, pioneering spirit, strong sense of social responsibility, and ability to motivate others to share their talents through effective volunteer action. Mobilizing the energy and enthusiasm of trained volunteers, the NYJL relentlessly focuses on improving the health and well-being of women and children in NYC. Hear […]

Happy birthday Mary Harriman

On what would have been her 133rd birthday, the NYJL wishes Mary Harriman, our founder, a happy birthday. At the age of 19, Mary was moved by the deprivation she saw in New York City and encouraged 80 young women to volunteer in the settlement houses on the Lower East Side. In 1901, Mary formed […]