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.
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.
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.