Our Mission Statement
The Junior League of Houston, Inc. 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.
The Junior League of Houston, Inc. is committed to “Building A Better Community” through the inspired efforts of enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers. It will focus its time and resources with purpose and innovation.
• Providing a meaningful and measurable impact on the community
• Recognizing and leveraging members as its most valuable asset
• Training and empowering women to be highly effective volunteers and leaders
• Embracing the unique diversity of its membership and the community
• Promoting fellowship among women volunteering for a common purpose
• Maintaining financial strength through sound stewardship
• Encouraging innovative responses to the needs of members and the community
• Building upon the League’s past accomplishments and a tradition of excellence
The Junior League of Houston is a committed corps of nearly 5,000 trained volunteers dedicated to “Building A Better Community.”
Throughout their membership, JLH volunteers participate in a comprehensive, hands-on training and education program focused on promoting leadership skills and addressing community issues. This is accomplished through the League’s long-term involvement with established organizations such as the Houston Food Bank and Star of Hope that directly impact the Houston community.
Each year, over 200 provisional members participate in a rigorous JLH educational training program and service projects through Texas Children’s Hospital.
Approximately 1,400 active members each serve at least 72 volunteer hours in a JLH community or administrative project.
Beyond their active League years, sustainer members continue to serve the League and the community through their leadership and participation in a variety of service activities and nonprofit projects.
This year, the League will contribute approximately $2 million in volunteer time and direct financial support to the Houston community. The League provides trained volunteers and funding to 38 community projects. In addition, the League’s community outreach efforts include Community Assistance Grants, Emergency/Contingency Grants, and Outside Board/Advisory Committee Representatives.