What is the Junior League of Winston-Salem (JLWS)?
Founded in 1923, the Junior League of Winston-Salem (JLWS) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The JLWS reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism. The JLWS is part of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc (AJLI) which is made up of 293 Junior Leagues in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.
Who are our members?
The Junior League of Winston-Salem is made up of approximately 1,000 women who are committed to building better communities. Its members are career women, working mothers, stay-at-home moms, full-time and part-time volunteers. Although the JLWS may reflect a variety of races, religions, and ethnic origins, its members are brought together by a common vision to strengthen and improve Winston-Salem and the surrounding communities.
What do we do?
The Junior League of Winston-Salem, Inc. (JLWS) has proudly been serving the Winston-Salem community for almost 100 years. All Junior Leagues are guided by the same mission: “an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.”
The collective power, wisdom and efforts of these women make the JLWS, and all Junior Leagues around the world, catalysts for lasting community change. These are women building better communities. To learn more about how the JLWS has impacted our community, download our brochure here.