23 Nov About Us – Association of Junior Leagues International
Since its founding in 1901 by social activist Mary Harriman, the Junior League has evolved into one of the oldest, largest and most effective women’s volunteer organizations in the world. Encompassing in 292 communities throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Great Britain, with 150,000 Junior League members, we have been the driving force behind the kinds of initiatives and institutions that make communities healthier, more vital places to live: childhood immunization, family literacy, women’s shelters, children’s museums, historic preservation, leadership development and more.
The Power of Association
Comprised of 292 Junior Leagues in four countries, the Association of Junior Leagues International Inc. (AJLI) has been providing support, guidance and leadership development opportunities to member Leagues for more than 80 years.
AJLI strives to unite all the Junior Leagues, provide continuity and support, and serve as a steward for the Junior League Movement. Today, through regional, national and international meetings, comprehensive resources and customized consultations, AJLI adds value to member Leagues in their fulfillment of the Junior League mission.
AJLI is governed by a 19-member board of directors, all of whom are members of the Junior Leagues in their communities. The board is accountable to the Leagues for the development of goals, that enhance Leagues’ ability to fulfill the Junior League mission. AJLI then works with the board to provide services to Leagues that support the established goals.