About

Our Mission

The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri (JLKCMO) is a 501(c)(3) 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.

We accomplish our mission by:
•   Providing a motivating and supportive environment that stimulates members.
•   Increasing our impact in the Kansas City community by effectively coordinating our resources with community needs.
•   Maintaining financial stability through our endowed funds and fundraising events.
•   Providing comprehensive training opportunities to develop volunteers to better serve the community.
•   Communicating and promoting the organization’s mission and historical significance to our membership and the community.

Our Vision

The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri has a vision to be a visible group of active volunteers focused on improving the quality of life in our community.

Reaching Out

The Junior League reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins, who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism. Our League currently numbers nearly 1,400 strong. We are women who work full-time, part-time and in the home; single women, married women and mothers. We are women who share diverse interests and backgrounds as well as a desire to improve our community through volunteer action and grant-making.

Since 1914, the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri has been associated with more than 350 community agencies and organizations. Since the League’s inception, our members have donated more than $16.5 million and over 2.3 million hours of volunteer time. League members research areas of need in the Kansas City area and educate the membership and the community about those issues. Currently, our focus area is Women and Children.

Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI)

Formed in 1921, the AJLI provides continuity and support, guidance and leadership development opportunities to 293 Junior Leagues in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom. Learn more.