The Junior League welcomes all women who value our Mission. We are committed to an inclusive environment. We are currently accepting applications for the spring 2021 Provisional Class. Meetings will begin in January. New members complete a Provisional course, which is a comprehensive training series that allows you to learn our League structure and programs while… Read More
The Junior League of Wilmington is striving to achieve period equity for all Delawareans through its initiative, Stand Up. Period. In May 2020, the JLW joined forces with the Alliance for Period Supplies (APS) in an effort to increase their support network and inventory of desperately needed period supplies. APS is a national organization which… Read More
A difficult decision was made by the Junior League of Wilmington (DE) to postpone our Whale of a Sale until the fall of 2021 due to COVID-19 safety concerns for a large event. The JLW is still planning to collect items for a bigger and better Whale in 2021! We are also working on plans… Read More
We are an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Our purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
The League conducts life skills workshops and other programs at Bayard House, the only licensed residential program serving homeless or transitional pregnant minors in Delaware. The House serves homeless, pregnant teens and young women and their families, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, helping them become nurturing parents and independent, contributing members of society.
As part of our current focus on empowering young women, we are working with DAPI to renovate its facilities and plan programs and events to help the young women participating in their program prepare for a happy and successful future.
The Junior League of Wilmington spearheaded the passage of Erin’s Law in Delaware. In June 2016, the First State became the 28th state to pass Erin’s Law, which requires that all public schools in each state implement a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse education program.
The Junior League of Wilmington celebrates its centennial in 2018. Our roots in the community run deep, and our members’ dedication has created a proud legacy with a focus on some of the most vulnerable populations. League efforts have improved living conditions for immigrants, promoted child and maternal health and wellness, given children the gift of literacy, provided social and recreational opportunities for seniors, empowered children aging out of foster care as well as pregnant and parenting teens though life skills training, taken steps to prevent sexual abuse, and helped reform Delaware’s foster care system.
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