About Us

Our Mission

The Junior League of Portland is a non-profit organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League of Portland reaches out to women of all races, religions, and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism.

Who We Are

We are more than 285 members strong. Our membership is comprised of financial consultants, real estate brokers, homemakers, public relations/marketing consultants, students, insurance agents, lawyers, architects.   We are all women. We range in age from early twenties to late eighties.

The Junior League of Portland is a member of Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI.org).

What We Do

The Junior League of Portland works to affect change and improve the community through developing effective volunteer leadership. We identify a community need, inspire a shared solution to serve that need, collaborate with community partners, and provide trained, dedicated volunteers and sometimes financing to ensure the success and longevity of the program. We have done so for over 90 years.

Vision

The Junior League of Portland, Maine Inc. aspires to be Maine’s premier women’s volunteer organization. We will inspire shared solutions through our long-term commitment to:

  • Community
  • Collaboration
  • Fund Development
  • Service and Leadership

Values

The Junior League of Portland is committed to becoming Maine’s premier women’s volunteer organization by satisfying the diverse and changing needs of our members, community, collaborators, and funders.

To our members, we provide opportunities for personal growth and long-term success in an environment which respects differences and individual needs.

To our community, we are a neighbor who is responsive, dedicated, charitable, and accountable with a record of success.

To our collaborators, we are a colleague who fosters relationships which are mutually beneficial and based on expertise, respect, honesty, and trust.

To our funders, we recognize that to maintain the long-term growth of our organization and the constituencies we serve that it is essential to support a sound financial strategy. 

Famous Members in the History of The Association of Junior Leagues International

"Good Company to Keep".  Read more on famous members over the years of The Association of Junior Leagues International here PDF Document

Awards Received by the JLP

  • 2013: Community Counseling Center Heart of Gold Award
  • 2008: Kids First Center Libby McLeod Award
  • 2006: JL Award for Membership ($3000 award)
  • 2000: AJLI/BMW Community Impact Merit Award – Kids First Center ($1000 award)
  • 1996: AJLI/BMW Community Impact Merit Award – Beacon Teen Center ($1000 award)

Junior League Prayer

We pray that we will never be so blind that our small world is all we Ever see. Or so supremely satisfied that what we are is all we want to be. Grant us the joy of feeling someone’s need. Make us gracious followers. Make gracious those who lead. And more than all, We pray that down the years, We will remember there are always new frontiers.