The Junior League of Northern Westchester is an organization of women trained for effective leadership in community activities and dedicated to the belief that volunteer service is an essential part of responsible citizenship. Founded in 1953 as the Junior League of Mount Kisco, NY, the name was changed to the Junior League of Northern Westchester in 1968.
The Junior League of Northern Westchester has nearly 200 Active and Sustainer members.
The Junior League of Northern Westchester (JLNW) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The Junior League of Northern Westchester reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in, and commitment to, voluntarism.
The Junior League of Northern Westchester effects positive change in its community. It assesses needs, collaborates, develops and conducts programs that empower individuals and families.
The Junior League of Northern Westchester consists of a diverse group of women between the ages of 21 and 93 who believe that voluntarism is an important part of making a difference in our community. Approximately fifty percent of our Active members are employed outside the home.
What We Do
The League educates and trains its members to provide effective volunteer service, to research challenging community needs and to initiate pilot projects or expand services to meet those needs. It provides administrative, financial, and volunteer support for projects and facilitates the permanent sponsorship of programs by appropriate community organizations. The League currently focuses on projects that target families and children in need in the Northern Westchester area. Programs are evaluated yearly.
Membership dues finance most of the League’s administrative expenses. Money raised through our fundraising efforts primarily fund the League’s community and training programs. Our fundraisers include: the Annual Campaign, the Benefit Boutique in the Fall, and a Spring fundraiser–this year, the Diamond Jubilee.
Our International Association
We are affiliated with the Association of Junior Leagues International as one of 293 member Leagues in the United States, Canada, Mexico and England that comprise over 155,000 members.