The Junior League of Phoenix is dedicated to providing volunteer service throughout the Valley to positively impact the lives of families and individuals every day. This organization is comprised of more than 1,000 members from throughout the Valley and is a member of The Association of Junior Leagues International Inc. (AJLI), which is comprised of 291 member Leagues in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom.
As a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization, all of our programs are supported by membership dues, foundation and corporate grants and revenue-producing efforts.
“The Junior League is the foremost community leader in Greater Phoenix. The League’s long-term commitment supports the most critical areas of need. Most major community projects for the past three decades have been researched, initiated, funded and created by The Junior League of Phoenix. What an awesome group of women!” Betsy Bayless, Director of AZ Department of Administration & Arizona Secretary of State (1997-2002); Sustainer member, The Junior League of Phoenix
The Junior League of Phoenix 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.
At the heart of The Junior League of Phoenix’s mission is to improve our community. For 85 years, our volunteers have continued to positively impact the Phoenix metropolitan area. From bringing the Race for the Cure to Phoenix, to beginning the Ronald McDonald House, and being an integral part of the Emily Anderson Center, Ryan House, and the Children’s Museum of Phoenix, the Junior League of Phoenix (JLP) is invested in developing long term initiatives and programs that meet the ever-changing needs of our community.
Junior League of Phoenix believes that all people in Phoenix should have access to healthy food and to the information that can help them improve their families’ health. The Junior League of Phoenix is Building a Healthy Arizona with programs addressing: (1) food insecurity/food access; and (2) nutrition and obesity.
Arizona ranks 15th worst in the country for food insecurity, the obesity rate has more than doubled over the last 15 years in the state, and the USDA’s “Food Desert” locator shows 55 areas in Maricopa County alone where people have low access to a supermarket or large grocery store.
Our programming helps fight hunger in the Greater Phoenix area to improve and enrich the lives of our community and we have plans to do even more.
Our current programming includes:
Kids in the Kitchen - a program dedicated to increasing children’s awareness of the nutrition in everyday foods, improving the quality of healthy food that kids eat by showing them easy and tasty ways to eat better, and increasing the amount of exercise that kids do during their daily routine
ROCKETS - providing hands-on STEM activities to at-risk children in Maricopa County to help foster problem solving, critical thinking, and exploration skills that are critical to future academic success.
Ending Hunger in the Classroom Initiative - partnering with Valley of the Sun United, we are helping end hunger in the classroom in Maricopa County with Breakfast in the Classroom and Weekend Hunger Backpacks.
In addition, our JLP volunteers are making an impact in the community through the “JLP Community Impact Projects” by investing their time with organizations like the Andre House, St. Vincent de Paul, the Salvation Army, Phoenix Zoo, Arizona State University, and the Desert Botanical Garden, just to name a few.
Learn more about what we do
Our League is as strong as our members. We are accomplished collaborators dedicated to making a positive impact in the Valley, and we are proud to call ourselves members of The Junior League of Phoenix. Get to know more about what we do on the JLP blog.
Interested in joining? The Junior League of Phoenix welcomes a new class of Provisional members every spring. Visit our website to learn more!
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