Our Purpose: We create women leaders.
What We “Make”: Confident women empowered to lead.
How: Developing women through encouragement, collaboration, networking, volunteering, and training.
Why: To impact our community.
We believe in the power of women to drive positive change, and we are always looking for new members, community partners, and opportunities to make an impact.
Our chapter includes approximately 250 active and sustaining members who are from all walks of life, from throughout the Peoria area. The Junior League of Peoria is proud to offer many opportunities for personal and professional growth, through leadership opportunities, educational speakers, and volunteer opportunities.
The Junior League of Peoria (JLP) has been serving the Peoria area for over 85 years, through projects such as the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum, Kids in the Kitchen, and JULEP’s Closet, among many others. Established in 1936, the Junior League of Peoria plays an integral part in the development, improvement, and support of the Peoria community. One of hundreds of Junior League chapters across the world, JLP is a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI).
Association of Junior Leagues International
The Mission of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. is to advance women’s leadership for meaningful community impact through volunteer action, collaboration, and training.
Since its founding in 1901 by social activist Mary Harriman, The Junior League has evolved into one of the oldest, largest, and most effective women’s volunteer organizations in the world, encompassing more than 140,000 women in 291 Leagues in four countries.
For more than a century, The Junior League has been at the forefront of social reform, identifying problems—pollution, illiteracy, domestic violence, foster children without a safety net—and finding solutions.
Notable Moments in Junior League History