About Us

Our Mission

The Junior League of Central Westcheser is an organization of women whose misssion is to advance women’s leadership for meaningful community impact through volunteer action, collaboration and training.

Who We Are

Our approximately 200 active and sustaining members reflect a wide range of backgrounds, interests, and professional pursuits. We are accomplished collaborators who identify community needs and develop effective and responsive programs to serve those needs.  The service area of the League is based in Central Westchester and is headquarterd at historic Wayside Cottage in Scarsdale. Our service area extends throughout Northern Westchester, including but not limited to the towns of: Armonk, Bedford, Bedford HIlls, Briarcliff, Chappaqua, Eastchester, Greenburgh, Katonah Pleasantville, Mount Kisco, Pound Ridge, Scarsdale, Somers and White Plains. Our purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

What We Do

The JLCW has been building better communities since 1947.  Each year, members contribute an average of 5,000 hours of service to the communities of Eastchester, Greenburgh, Scarsdale, White Plains and beyond.  By working collaboratively with our community partners, the JLCW finds long-term, sustainable solutions to improve the lives of neighbors in need. Members also participate in activities that support these initiatives, including fundraising and development, volunteer training and communications.

Our International Association

The Junior League of Central Westchester is part of the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) an international organization of 150,000 women building better communities in almost 300 Junior Leagues across the United States and in four countries. Since its founding in 1901 by social activist Mary Harriman in New York City, The Junior League has evolved into one of the oldest, largest, and most effective women’s volunteer organizations in the world.