#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

JLP Builds Impact Through Volunteerism and Donations

Congratulations to the 296 Junior League of Phoenix volunteers for surpassing our annual community impact goal of 1800 hours. From August through February, JLP Provisionals, Actives and Sustainers have completed 2080 hours of service with long-lasting partnerships like UMOM and the Children’s Museum of Phoenix as well as new partnerships like the Valley of the… Read More

True or False: Nutrition is Important.

The answer seems obvious, right? But creating broad awareness of the true importance of nutrition as a public policy issue, and not just a matter of personal choice, is not so easy. That’s something The Junior League has long championed. In fact, shortly after its founding in 1910, the Junior League of Brooklyn successfully petitioned… Read More

JLPF Funds League-Wide Training with Vicki Clark

It was a packed house at the March General Membership Meeting of the Junior League of Phoenix. This was partly due to it being “bring a guest” night and very much because of the anticipation of Vicki Clark as guest speaker. Vicki is known for her humorous and engaging trainings and members who were familiar… 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

If it’s March, it must be Women’s History Month!

It certainly is – and not just in the United States, but also in the United Kingdom and Australia. (Canada’s celebration takes place in October, with Persons Day.) Also in March, International Women’s Day, on March 9, recognizes the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women around the world, and creates a rallying point… 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: Nancy Reagan, Junior League Member

Nancy Reagan was many things in a long, productive and often glamorous life. Born in modest circumstances in New York City, she went on to become a Hollywood movie star in the 1940s and 1950s. Wife of a California governor and, later, of the 40th President of the United States, she traveled around the world,… Read More

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Women today are busier than ever, but need a chance to build skills, contribute to the community and develop friendships. The Junior League of Phoenix gives women these opportunities in a fun team-oriented effort. Our members also enjoy year round volunteer opportunities, engage in leadership training and make friendships that last a lifetime. Who is… Read More