Public Policy Institute

Established in 2009, the Junior League of Los Angeles’ Public Policy Institute (PPI) is an award-winning program that helps Junior League and community members enhance their effectiveness in the nonprofit arena by deepening their understanding of advocacy and relevant public policy issues.

You are Invited to Join Us!

Non-JLLA members are invited to attend PPI sessions as individual training.

2022-2023 Curriculum

The curriculum consists of the following sessions:

1.     Session 1: Intro to Advocacy – Wednesday, September 21, 2022

2.     Session 2: City & County Government – Wednesday, October 19, 2022

3.     Session 3: State & Federal Government – Wednesday, November 16, 2022

4.     Session 4: Appts to Boards and Commissions – Wednesday, February 8, 2023

5.     Session 5: Advocacy in Action – Wednesday, March 29, 2023

How do I register for Public Policy Institute training sessions?

Registration for each session opens a month before the session date. Click here to register for Session 5: Advocacy in Action.

How much do Public Policy Institute training sessions cost?

Each session costs $10.

Where do the sessions take place?

The sessions take place at JLLA headquarters, Rainey House, in Los Angeles, CA. Non-members can register and join the session virtually via Zoom.


“I previously had no policy-related experience, but through PPI I gained the knowledge, experience, and relationships necessary to effectively advocate for children affected by epilepsy and other disabilities.  Today I am a leader within a state-wide public policy organization, Epilepsy California, representing nearly 400,000 Californians with epilepsy.  On a national level, I am involved with the public policy efforts of the Epilepsy Foundation of America.”

– Julie DesJardins, PPI Graduate

 Who do I contact for more information or with questions?

The PPI Chairs can be reached at to answer any questions.