Founded in 1917, the Junior League of Albany is a member of The Association of Junior Leagues International Inc. (AJLI). AJLI reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism.

The History

The first Junior League was founded in 1901 by an 18-year-old New York City college student named Mary Harriman. Moved by the suffering she saw around her, Mary mobilized a group of 80 other young women to work at a settlement house in lower Manhattan. The news of their work and accomplishments spread so rapidly that more and more women in cities across North America began forming their own Leagues. In 1921, more than 30 Leagues joined together to form the Association of Junior Leagues.

Volunteers who do more than good

Since Mary Harriman convened the very first Junior League in 1901, the emphasis has been on learning. The Junior Leagues offer members extensive training in areas such as leadership and organizational development, community needs assessment, strategic planning, communications, advocacy, and fundraising. Through this unique training, our members learn to manage and train volunteers, unite communities and form partnerships. AJLI organizes regular conferences and meetings to create opportunities for networking, collaboration and shared learning.

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Junior League of Albany
P.O. Box 5533
Albany, NY 12205
(518) 650-1648