About JLNO

Through training sessions and volunteer work, JLNO provides its members with the knowledge and skills for responsible community leadership. They gain confidence by fulfilling the organization’s mission and achieving goals in a safe and supportive environment. Thousands of Metropolitan New Orleans residents have benefited from the work of Junior League volunteers, and helping others has immeasurably enriched those volunteers’ lives.

  • Founded in 1924
  • Has 2,300 current members, who range in age from 25 to 102
  • Within the Active and Provisional Membership,
    • 99% are college educated
    • 89% work outside of the home
    • 82% volunteer outside of JLNO
  • Offers 100 placement opportunities for members to work in leadership on a committee
  • Provides 40 training sessions and lectures each year for its members to develop personally or professionally
  • Delivers $785,000 in annual funding to community projects and partners
  • Donates over 50,000 volunteer hours each year
  • Serves 1,800 members of the community each year
  • Partners with 260 businesses
  • Part of a network of 293 Junior Leagues comprising the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI)
  • Is the 12th largest League in the world


For over nine decades, JLNO has maintained a steadfast commitment to serving Metropolitan New Orleans. Some of JLNO’s best-known projects, many of which have grown into independent entities, include

  • The Parenting Center at Children’s Hospital
  • Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans
  • Parkway Partners
  • The Louisiana Nature and Science Center


We have also created or supported programs at Audubon Zoo, New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana Children’s Museum, Charity Hospital, Children’s Art Council, and Kingsley House. JLNO has been involved in over 100 community programs, investing millions of dollars and volunteer hours. For what we are working on today, visit the Community Impact page of www.jlno.org.