The Junior League of Birmingham (JLB) is a 98-year old organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the greater Birmingham community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Since our founding in 1922, the Junior League of Birmingham has been lighting the future of our community by contributing millions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of volunteer hours, not to mention a great deal of the magic found in our Magic City.
We’ve helped to create bright successes that continue to change lives: The Birmingham Children’s Theatre, VOICES for Alabama Children, the Literacy Council of Central Alabama, and the Junior League of Birmingham-Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo.
With more than 2,500 members, we’re one of the largest Leagues in the world, and when we combine our talents and passions with the collaboration of partners, donors and advocates, we can affect real change. In 2016 alone, we put more than $2.5 million into the Birmingham community (direct financial gifts and value of volunteer hours).
We improve the lives of women and children through original League-owned programs and by working with community agencies to deliver services and assistance to those in need. To ensure consistency and a concentrated level of service, JLB Community Projects focus on four areas : Education, Financial Stability, Health, and Safety and Crisis Intervention. We currently dedicate resources and volunteers to more than 36 Community Projects.
The JLB’s goal is to eradicate pressing issues within the community, create advocates and community trustees (trained League members) who are passionate about issues, and make a positive impact on the community through systemic change and strategic partnerships.
Together, we are building a Community of Lights.
We invite you to learn more about the JLB by watching the video below and visiting our website at jlbonline.com.
The Junior League is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible.