JLM is working to "Make Poverty Unfashionable" by particpating in the Junior League Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI) this Fall. Members will wear the same LBD and share their insights on social media for 1 week to raise awareness about poverty. See the flyer for more details. Follow us at #JLMWearsLBD on Instagram.
JLM 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.
As part of our ongoing commitment to developing the potential of women we particpate in AJLI conferences and ODIs as well as NJ State Council trainings.
Many of our 215 Sustaining members hold positions at local area nonprofits including Cornerstone Family Programs, Homeless Solutions, Mayo Performing Arts Center, The Seeing Eye, Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, and many more.
JLM offers two types of scholarships, Women Moving Forward and High School Senior Voluntarism. We are proud to announce the winners of our most recent Scholarship Awards.
WMF: Janet Boetticher & Sharonda Willis
Since the inception of the High School Scholarship Fund in 1986 and the Women Moving Forward Scholarship Fund in 2006 the JLM has awarded more than $215,000 to over 135 Morris and Somerset County area students. Criteria for our scholarship awards include dedication to voluntarism, leadership, extra-curricular activities, scholastic effort and work or family responsibilities.
Our 2016 - 2017 scholarship applications are now available. Click here for additional information and submission details. The application deadline is January 31, 2017.
CMHC focuses on educating children and their families and the importance of leading healthy lifestyles. We encourage and educate children and families on daily exercise and healthy eating habits with a busy schedule and on a tight budget.
In our continued efforts to ensure ample food, education and resources to Morris County teens, we have partnered with the Morris County School District and their Colonial Closet.
Collections will take place during each General Membership Meeting to collect food & beverages. Items include: granola bars, canned soup & beans, mini cereals, individual packs of nuts and cookies, and sports drinks. Click here for the full listing of items.
The Junior League, one of the oldest, largest and most effective women’s volunteer organizations in the world, has matured and evolved since it was founded by social activism pioneer Mary Harriman in 1901.
The JLM has been working for change within the Morristown community for 81 years!