About

The Junior League was founded in 1901 by Mary Harriman, a 19-year old New York City debutante. She and 80 other young women sought to improve the living conditions of immigrants on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

The Junior League of Greenwich was chartered in February 1959; we have continued to serve and grow this community for 57 years.  The Junior League is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

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The Junior League of Greenwich has played a major role in designing and establishing a wealth of services for the community. While the JLG’s role may no longer be directly visible, many of the services that have touched the lives of Greenwich residents were conceived, initiated and implemented by the League. The JLG administers projects for approximately 2 to 10 years, usually turning them over to an existing agency or organization. Some projects become independent entities. A sample of past Junior League of Greenwich projects include:

  • Accessory Apartment Project
  • Alcohol Education Program
  • Audubon Guiding Program
  • Bruce Park Boundless Playground
  • Caregivers Circle
  • Child Care 2000 (now Children’s Day School)
  • Child Care and Parenting Council
  • Domestic Abuse Services (at the YWCA)
  • Environmental Education
  • Greenwich Education Foundation
  • Great Estates (a book documenting the great estates of Greenwich)
  • Greenwich Coalition on Diversity
  • Greenwich Safety Town
  • Greenwich Skatepark
  • Greenwich Tutoring Service
  • Greenwich United Way
  • Greenwich Youth Film Festival
  • Group Living for the Independent Elderly
  • Growing Up Healthy
  • Grace Notes (formerly The Keynotes)
  • Hotline
  • Kids in Crisis (birth to 17)
  • Kids in the Kitchen
  • Learning Differences Network
  • Marine Discovery Room at The Bruce Museum
  • Parents Exchange
  • Parents Information Exchange Newsletter (now Parents Primer)
  • Partnership in Education
  • Pavilion Club
  • Playground Pals
  • People Who Care
  • Pre-K at Hamilton Avenue
  • Project Charlie
  • Senior Outlook
  • Western Greenwich Civic Center Playground
  • Woman to Woman
  • Youth Employment Services (YES)
  • Youth Shelter