Our History

Since our founding in 1920, The Junior League of Syracuse, Inc. (JLS) has been creating significant change in the Central New York community. The Junior League of Syracuse raised awareness in support of the Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act (TVPJA), April 2013Our organization has become a recognized leader for developing and supporting collaborations that provide meaningful programs for women, children and families.

For nearly 95 years, the JLS has trained women to be valued community volunteers. Through volunteer service and financial support, the JLS and our members have been instrumental in the development and growth of over 100 educational, cultural, human service, and philanthropic assets in our community, including: