Learn What We Do
What do we do? We build better communities and develop trained volunteers.
The Junior League of Little Rock has been the driving force behind the kinds of initiatives and institutions that make our community a healthier, more vital place to live.The Junior League of Little Rock members, reflecting a wide range of backgrounds, interests, and professional pursuits work together to identify unmet needs, forge effective coalitions, and work for change. Time and time again, the League is among the first organizations to step up to the plate and tackle a community's biggest challenges.
Did you know the Junior League of Little Rock played a part in the formation of…?
- The Arkansas Arts Center
- Museum of Discovery
- Gaines House
- Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS)
- Senior Citizens Active Today (SCAT)
- The Parents Center
- Seven on Your Side
- And many, many more important services to our great city!
Over the years, the League has raised funds through follies, cookbooks, thrift shops and sales, race brunches, holiday markets and our membership dues.
The Junior League of Little Rock was organized in 1914 as an auxiliary to the United Charities, forerunner to the present United Way. The group separated from United Charities in 1921 in order to establish its own projects, and in 1922 affiliated with the Association of Junior Leagues. In 1929, the Junior League of Little Rock was incorporated.
The League's first project was the Baby Welfare Station, headquartered at the Arsenal in McArthur Park. The center provided medical examinations for infants and pre-school children as well as instruction in health care for mothers. In keeping with League philosophy, the project was turned over to the City of Little Rock in 1937.
MISSION: The Junior League of Little Rock is 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. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
VISION: Women as catalysts for lasting community change.
REACHING OUT: The Junior League of Little Rock reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism.
MEMBER BENEFIT: Members of the Junior League of Little Rock receive valuable training enabling them to impact communities.
COMMUNITY IMPACT: The Junior League of Little Rock improves our community by assessing community needs, developing solutions and training civic leaders. These efforts, concentrated within the following areas of impact, give direction to our organization:
Health & Wellness
VALUES we believe in...
Commitment: to our organization and our mission while meeting critical needs in the community.
Respect: for the diversity of our members and for those whom we serve.
Service: to the community through projects with measurable impact and outcomes that develop the women and children within our community.
Development: of female leadership within our organization and the larger community.