Community Councils

NYJL volunteers are bound by a single goal: to improve the health and well-being of women, children, and families in our city.

Our community programming is organized into five areas of focus: Adult Education and Mentoring, Child Health and Welfare, Children’s Education, City Impact and Culture and the Arts.

    • Adult Education & Mentoring Council

      Focusing on adult life skills training and support, esteem and self-advocacy, and companionship and guidance, NYJL volunteers provide clients the tools and resources to be successful. Committees help to train, counsel and advocate for adults in need across a wide array of areas from recently incarcerated women to survivors of domestic violence to the elderly to families living in transitional housing and more.

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    • Child Health & Welfare Council

      NYJL volunteers step in and help at-risk youth, such as those in the foster care or child welfare system, and low-income families gain new perspectives and develop the personal resources to overcome challenging life circumstances. Our mentoring programs center on identifying children’s individual strengths all with the aim of fostering responsibility, self-esteem, initiative, and development of life skills.

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    • Children’s Education Council

      For families who are homeless, headed by a single parent, or experiencing other difficulties, the stress of daily life can be overwhelming. NYJL volunteers have designed programs that help to alleviate some of the pressures these families face and enable them to lead fuller, healthier, and more independent lives. NYJL volunteers empower parents, guardians, and caregivers, providing them with tools that help create a more positive future for themselves and their families, and provide educational support in a variety of disciplines including math, science, art, financial literacy, reading, and writing.

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    • City Impact Council

      The City Impact Council addresses the NYJL’s community projects partnering with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation for the Playground Improvement Project as well as other Manhattan-based organizations through our Community Improvement Project, Done in a Day, and Done in a Day on Demand committees.

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    • Culture & the Arts Council

      Research shows that exposure to art and music facilitates critical social and communicative development in children. To help bring arts education and appreciation to underserved New York children and teenagers, NYJL volunteers have designed interactive programs that build confidence and self-esteem through encouraging self-expression. Volunteers provide robust visual and performing arts curricula supplemented with trips to venues such as The Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall.

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Strengthening the families of the greater New York area.

The New York Junior League is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

We believe that all women, children, and families should have equal opportunity, the resources to unlock their potential, and the structures to support them.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion at the New York Junior League.

We welcome all women who value our mission. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations, and communities.

New York Junior League
130 East 80th Street, New York, NY 10075
Phone: 212.288.6220 | Fax: 646.390.6047 | Email:

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