Calling All Bargain Hunters!

The Junior League of Phoenix’s (JLP) 80th Annual Rummage Sale is only a few short weeks away! The JLP Rummage Sale is Arizona’s largest indoor garage sale boasting thousands of bargains, including formal dining room sets, patio sets, big screen TVs, bikes of all sizes and types, baby clothes, books, designer purses, jewelry and collectibles,… Read More

It All Began in a Place Called Seneca Falls

American women gained the right to vote in 1920, with the adoption of the 19th Amendment and its ban on denying women the right to vote on the basis of sex. But the road to women’s suffrage actually started some 70 years earlier, on two hot and humid days in July 1848, with the Seneca… Read More

Join us for the Legacy Celebration!

A Night of Fundraising: Celebrating Our Legacy and Building Our Future November 11, 2016  6-10 p.m. Arizona Science Center The Event The Legacy Celebration is an evening of fun and fundraising to support The Junior League of Phoenix’s focus on “Building A Healthy Arizona” and developing exceptionally qualified civic leaders who can identify a community’s most… Read More

#flashbackfriday – Becoming part of something bigger

​ Did you know? Junior League of Phoenix‘s first application to AJLA (now AJLI) in 1931 was rejected due to a “conservative policy in regard to expansion”. Believed to be related to how small the actual city of Phoenix was, their subsequent application in 1933 included census data to help AJLA understand that Phoenix was part of a… Read More

#flashbackfriday – the first Provisionals

The first class of Provisionals (when still the Welfare League of Phoenix) consisted of seven members! The training Committee began their training with a class on parliamentary procedures and the recommended reading (as suggested by AJLA, now AJLI) was “How a Social Worker Views Her Community” by the Russell Sage Foundation. The League sponsored a… Read More

#flashbackfriday – the first JLP focus area

  The first members of the Junior League of Phoenix looked at the community needs and thought that they might undertake the management of a salvage shop located at 16 W. Roosevelt with the idea that it would be a “preventatorium”- a tubercular center focusing on children. AJLA advised against this idea stating that it… Read More

In Memoriam: The First Friend of the Junior Leagues

Doubtless the most famous friend of Mary Harriman, Eleanor Roosevelt died 53 years ago last month. Her early work with the Junior League of the City of New York helped the shy young woman find her voice, and the work she and other early League members did in the intense poverty of the settlement houses… Read More

In Canada, remembering what women did in WWII

History is made in a lot of different ways, and often by people whose names we will never know. This is a story about one Canadian woman—now almost 93—who participated in the making of history during the dark days of World War II as well as what is being done now, some 70 years later,… Read More

Junior League Magazine Archives Hit the Ivy League!

Harvard Here We Come! Through an exciting partnership with the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, which is housed at Radcliffe College at Harvard University, The Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) are able to make seven decades of The Junior League Magazine available online. Widely considered to be… Read More