About JLS

Mission Statement

The Junior League of Springfield, Inc 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.

Vision

Women Building Better Communities.

Values

The Junior League of Springfield values:

  • The necessity and significance of women exercising leadership throughout the community.
  • Training and education that advance our personal and professional leadership skills.
  • Advocacy for issues impacting women and children.
  • An environment that encourages diversity of opinions and supports multi-generational engagement.
  • Each member’s unique needs for engagement in the League.

Membership Profile

JLS reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and a commitment to voluntarism. Membership in the Junior League of Springfield is open to any women over the age of 21. No woman shall be excluded from membership because of race, religion, national origin, or disability.

AJLI Affiliation

JLS began in 1959 as the Community Service League of Springfield and became the 231st member of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI) in 1976. Today, this organization consists of leagues in 292 communities throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Great Britain.

More than 160,000 Junior League members – reflecting a wide range of backgrounds, interests and professional pursuits – work together to identify unmet needs, forge effective coalitions and work for change. The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. has been providing support, guidance and leadership development opportunities to member Leagues for more than 89 years.

Visit AJLI at www.ajli.org.