Celebrating Over 90 Years Serving the Syracuse Community
Our Mission and Vision
The Junior League of Syracuse, Inc. (JLS) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
The Junior League of Syracuse, Inc. (JLS) will be an organization of diverse women committed to enriching the quality of life for women, children and their families in the Central New York community.
Community Impact: We use a proven model for developing community collaborations with organizations that share our values and interests.
Leadership Development: We provide relevant education and training opportunities for our members while being guided by the historical legacy of the Junior League.
Advocacy: We are committed to raising awareness of issues impacting women, children, and their families.
Diversity: We strive to reflect our community and its needs through diversity of membership and community impact efforts.
Personal Growth: Our members develop personally and professionally by sharing their experience and expertise in an environment built on respect, inclusion, and camaraderie.
For over 90 years, the Junior League of Syracuse has trained women to be valued community volunteers. Through volunteer service and financial support, the Junior League and its members have been instrumental in the development and growth of well-known philanthropic community assets and have responded to urgent social issues.
This spring, the Junior League of Syracuse was one of 13 Junior Leagues advocating as part of the New York States Public Affairs Committee of the Junior League (NYSPAC) to promote an end to human trafficking. Read more about the JLS' impact in the central New York community in 2011-2012, 2010-2011, and 2009-2010.
We are grateful to our Holiday Shoppes 2013 supporters for helping to make the 18th edition of Holiday Shoppes a huge success! Many thanks to our sponsors, raffle donors, media support, in-kind sponsors, merchants, members, and shoppers. Visit our Holiday Shoppes page to see a complete list of Holiday Shoppes sponsors, raffle sponsors, and media supporters, and we can't wait to see you next year!