Mission & Focus Area

Our Mission Statement: The Junior League of New Orleans is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.


Focus Area – Advancing the Wellbeing of Women

JLNO believes that every woman in Metropolitan New Orleans should have the opportunity to live a healthy, happy, and successful life.

We are committed to advancing the wellbeing of local women through the use of trained volunteers that provide direct service, educate the community, and advocate for issues that affect women.

JLNO specifically works to tackle three strategic goals:

  • Improving economic opportunities for women and supporting women’s potential to seize those opportunities
  • Providing needed family support to alleviate the burdens on women caregivers
  • Promoting information and resources for women’s health, allowing them to live healthy and happy lives

Our projects, programs, and partnerships relate to the areas of women’s health and wellness, education, entrepreneurship and professional development, leadership development, and caregiver support. Our work, both in fund development and service, seeks to heighten women’s participation in our community and address those issues uniquely facing women.

We hope that we can help women increase their confidence, productivity, and income levels. Their mentoring of others and reinvesting in their children’s education, family’s health, and economic activity will contribute in a meaningful way to bettering Metropolitan New Orleans.

By supporting women, JLNO elevates the entire local community.

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

JLNO respects and celebrates the unique attributes, characteristics, and perspectives that make each person who they are. We welcome all women who value our Mission and aim to create and retain a membership representing all socio-demographic aspects of our community. We believe that bringing diverse women together allows us to collectively and more effectively address the issues that face our community. We are committed to supporting inclusive environments. We strive for JLNO partners, strategies, and investments to reflect this belief and commitment.