About Us

Our Mission

The Junior League of Central Westchester (JLCW) is a nonprofit women’s organization committed to promoting volunteerism; developing the potential of women; and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

Who We Are

Our approximately 250 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.  Headquartered at historic Wayside Cottage in Scarsdale, NY, the JLCW has served the communities of Eastchester, Greenburgh, Scarsdale and White Plains for over 65 years. Our purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

What We Do

The JLCW has been building better communities for more than 65 years.  Each year, members contribute an average of 5,000 hours of service to the communities of Eastchester, Greenburgh, Scarsdale, and White Plains.  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.