Founded in 1925, The Junior League of Los Angeles (JLLA) is a non-profit organization of over 850 women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. With over 97 years of community service in Los Angeles, JLLA members contribute more than 60,000 volunteer hours per year to help strengthen our community now and for the future.
Each year, JLLA partners with local nonprofit organizations to develop and manage projects, programs, and advocacy in areas where needs are unmet and resources are limited. JLLA’s current issue areas are the empowerment of foster youth and literacy with a focus on the family unit. JLLA helps to make a difference in these areas through its five direct service projects, advocacy efforts and awareness programs.
In addition to our community programs, JLLA also helps to develop Community and Civic Leadership through our various training institutes and public policy advocacy both in Los Angeles and Sacramento.
By sponsoring JLLA you will be partnering with a well-respected 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is making a significant impact on the city of Los Angeles. You will be recognized as a community leader through your investment and support of our programs assisting women, children and families.
Benefits may include corporate visibility at our high-profile community events, marketing outreach on our website and social media outlets, tickets to events, opportunities for employees to attend training and volunteer events and more! You will also directly reach JLLA members who are active in the Los Angeles professional and philanthropic communities.
Sponsorship levels and benefits can be customized to meet your company’s needs and goals. We welcome participation at all levels and happily accept all forms of engagement and support.
Your donations directly fund our dynamic projects and programs.
What Others Are Saying About JLLA
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Community Partners and Friends
We are grateful for our wonderful partnership with the Junior League of Los Angeles to create a safe space where young women who have been in foster care can convene to learn important life skills and build self-esteem, community, and connection. Together, we are empowering these resilient young women, to help them embrace their own potential, envision their futures, and achieve success in their journey to independence.
Jennifer L. Braun
President & CEO
Alliance for Children’s Rights
The Junior League of Los Angeles (JLLA) was approached as a partner based on their many years of quality service and support of children and adults impacted by foster care. Their work with Friends of the Children-Los Angeles (Friends LA) over the past year and half has been a wonderful benefit to our community of children and parents in both South LA and Antelope Valley. Over the past year, we’ve been asked to participate in JLLA’s volunteer training as a part of their process of ensuring volunteers are giving their very best trauma-informed, culturally responsive support to their volunteer efforts. In practice, they have thoughtfully applied the learnings from the training to engage our children with the requisite warmth and empathy needed to inspire and connect. JLLA has hosted and led important in-person and virtual training events to help children find their spark with a variety of crafting activities and coaching self-care strategies for parents of foster youth.
Thomas B. Lee
“Prior to the pandemic, children and teens impacted by foster care often reported feeling a sense of isolation and sadness. While school supports are limited and children in foster care falling behind academically, the collaboration and support from the Junior League in launching a tutoring initiative has had a profound impact on the youth in our program. Not only are children and teens receiving desperately needed educational support, but they are benefitting from the one-on-one connections made with Junior League volunteers. We are inspired by the devotion of the volunteers and the relationships that have developed over time. On behalf of our entire team at Happy Trails, we’d like to extend our gratitude for all the work the Junior League has done to bring meaningful change into the lives of children growing up in foster care.”
Happy Trails for Kids
“The Junior League of Los Angeles has partnered with Harvest Home to provide workshops for the pregnant women and new moms in our residential program for pregnant women who are transitioning out of homelessness. We appreciate their helpful communication with staff and responsive to the needs of our residents. In their most recent workshop, our residents had the opportunity to make vision boards! Our residents enjoyed being creative while setting goals for the new year. The Junior League helps us transform the lives of homeless pregnant women and their children.”
“United Friends of the Children is so grateful for our longstanding partnership with JLLA. The volunteers that come from JLLA go above and beyond the typical volunteer experience. They are caring, thoughtful and willing to go the extra mile to make sure our foster youth and staff are supported. Below are just a few highlights of some of the ways your organization continues to make a lasting impact.
For many years, UFC’s Education Scholars Program has been able to count on the support of JLLA volunteers to lead some of our education Saturday workshops, support our high school seniors with the college application and personal statement writing process, participate as panelists in our annual College and Career Day, prepare and lead sessions at College Within Reach, host the Spring Forward event for our rising seniors, and cover food costs for some of our weekend workshops. In addition, many JLLA members have tapped into their personal and professional networks to secure in-kind and monetary donations, exposure to new industries and talent and prize drawings for our annual holiday party. We were also excited, in 2019, when two brilliant JLLA members stepped up to help charter UFC’s NextGen Board. Both currently serve as co-chairs.
Without committed partners like JLLA, United Friends would not be where we are today. We hope you know how much we appreciate being able to count on your support; especially now when our foster youth need us more than ever.”
Chief Executive Officer
United Friends of the Children
“The caring and committed volunteers from the Junior League of Los Angeles enable Heart of LA to provide an exceptional level of college preparation that we would otherwise be unable to do by ourselves. The vital individualized attention Junior League members are able to provide to our students is truly giving them a chance to succeed in life. So, thank you Junior League.”
Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA)
“At The People Concern, we are fortunate to have a dedicated community of supporters who show up for our neighbors experiencing homelessness and stand with us even in the most challenging of times. Our partnership with The Junior League of Los Angeles (JLLA) exemplifies the strength of community and the positive impact volunteers have on the lives of the people we serve. For over a decade, our agency has benefited from the commitment, compassion and generosity of JLLA – from regularly hosting events and empowerment/wellness groups on-site to remaining involved from a safe distance during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are immensely grateful and proud of the work JLLA has been doing to serve our community.”
Chief Executive Officer
The People Concern
“The Children’s Bureau has been friends with the Junior League for more than 30 years! Several of our board presidents, directors, and trustees have come through the Junior League leadership development pathway. In addition, we have benefited greatly from Junior League’s long-term commitment to demonstrate innovative reading programs for disadvantaged children and the training that I, in particular, received from its Policy Institute. We see Junior League as an impactful multi-faceted organization providing innovative community service, leadership development, and public policy improvement and look forward to our continued collaboration.
Ronald E. Brown, Ph.D.
President and CEO
“What makes the Junior League of Los Angeles such an amazing community partner is their ability to create lasting change. They do not just come for a day of service and leave; they build meaningful programs built for sustainability. We are forever grateful for their leadership, courage, and commitment to the disadvantaged in our community.”
Chief Executive Officer
Downtown Women’s Center
“The Junior Leagues of California actively and effectively advocate for human rights policy in Sacramento.” “I commend the Leagues for their important work in protecting the basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled.”
The Honorable Julia Brownley
United States House of Representatives
Representing the 26th District of California
How to Get Involved
For information on becoming a Sponsor please email email@example.com or contact the League office at (323) 957-4280.
If you are a League member and would like to make a referral, please contact the Donor Relations and Stewardship Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org; we look forward to working with you to effectively build a partnership with your contacts. Thank you for your support!
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