The Junior League of Champaign-Urbana (JLCU) 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 one of the 293 members of the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI), the resources and influence of the Junior League of Champaign-Urbana extend beyond our local community to state, national and international levels. With headquarters in New York, the AJLI includes Leagues from the United States, Canada, Mexico and Great Britain and represents over 193,000 volunteers.
Our volunteer efforts focus on women and children in our community. The Junior League of Champaign-Urbana provides ongoing and diversified training experiences for our membership through community service, seminars, leadership opportunities, mentoring and the development of organizational skills.
The Junior League of Champaign-Urbana develops and participates in projects, educational programs, conferences, and advocacy efforts in areas where needs are unmet and existing resources are minimal. JLCU has often been a front runner and a catalyst in addressing the emerging issues of the day. Projects begun by JLCU offer community partners administrative guidance, strategic planning, volunteer support, and financial resources. Once a project or program is successfully established, it is frequently turned over to the community partners for continued action in the community.