The New York Junior League’s Work with Seniors

  Over the last six decades, the New York Junior League’s work with seniors has taken many forms. Beginning in 1958, this work all started with the Library by Mail project, which mailed books to the homebound. In 1973, the NYJL published the “Senior Summary,” a newsletter which grew into a newspaper with an estimated […]

Life Through Another Lens: Michelle LeNoach

“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 identities. In this edition, NYJL Member Michelle LeNoach reflects on how the NYJL has provided her with opportunities to simultaneously tap into her […]

Social Equity Committee Mentors High School Girls

TEACHING THEM HOW THEY CAN TAKE POLITICAL ACTION IN THEIR COMMITTEES, IN COLLABORATIVE PILOT EVENT WITH TAKE OFFICE On Saturday, April 1, the Social Equity committee partnered with Take Office for a successful pilot event in which they planned and hosted an actionable civics workshop for 12 high school girls from SCAN and Rising Ground.Founded […]

NYJL Legislative Leadership Today: Advocates for Public Policy Committee (APP) Supports the Reintroduction of the Michelle Alyssa Go Act

On January 19, Congressman Dan Goldman (NY-10) announced his plan to re-introduce the Michelle Alyssa Go Act during a press conference at the Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice in New York City, where members of APP attended in support.  Rep. Goldman was joined by former Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Congressman Jerry Nadler (NY-12), Assemblymember […]

Looking Back at the NYJL’s Leadership in Legislative Advocacy

Today’s members of the New York Junior League are undoubtedly familiar with the fantastic Advocates for Public Policy committee, which establishes and disseminates the Leagues’ position statements on particular political and social issues and lobbies the appropriate city and state legislative bodies. But few realize that this group was founded way back in 1992, and […]