The Junior League of Greater Alton, established in 1952, is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to empowering women and making the community in and around the Riverbend a better place for a diverse population of children and their families.
JLGA is currently in the research phase for choosing our newest issue-based community impact project, so stay tuned for more information on that! Our most recent project, the Junior League Locker, addressed clothing insecurities for young children through partnerships with local school districts. That project lives on through the amazing women of Mid-Town Moms.
You can also see us out in the community working with other non-profits on projects like Bucket Brigade, citywide cleanups, Saturday Cafes, food drives, clothing drives and much more.
JLGA is a chapter of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. and is dedicated to the training and development of local women leaders and volunteers making an impact in the community.
Statement on Civic Responsibility
On January 6, 2021, Junior League Members around the world witnessed what was irreconcilable with our values: a direct and violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and on the pillars of American civic leadership. We unequivocally condemn: acts that undermine fundamental democratic ideals and the rule of law; racism, antisemitism, and hate; and the unequal application of justice.
We affirm our civic responsibilities and believe:
In debate, not destruction;
In voting, not violence;
In the diversity of races, not racism;
In freedom of religion, not religious persecution; and
In inclusion and belonging, not division and discord.
Together, we will advance equity and accountability and work to dismantle systemic racism and religious hatred. The Junior League supports the peaceful transition of power and is committed to work with all who share our values of respect, collaboration and civil discourse.Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc.