Take Action – Domestic and Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention by: Katie Hatch

Domestic and Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention The Junior League of Boston (JL Boston) is committed to educating its members and the public about domestic and sexual violence.  The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) defines domestic violence as “the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a… Read More

Critical Grants Awarded to Boston Area Families and Organizations Addressing COVID-19 Issues for Women and Girls by: Katie Hatch

Critical Grants Awarded to Boston Area Families and Organizations Addressing COVID-19 Issues for Women and Girls The Junior League of Boston (JL Boston) is pleased to announce their contribution totaling $22,500 to various Greater Boston organizations and families in support of the impact COVID-19 is having across the community. The grants were announced at the… Read More

JL Boston attends Mass Women’s Conference by: Rachel Quimby

This past December, the Junior League of Boston had the opportunity to display our work at the Workplace Summit at the prestigious Massachusetts Conference for Women. Surrounded by more than 10,000 attendees, JL Boston volunteers had the opportunity to network with interested women. Missed us at the conference? Not to worry! The Junior League of… Read More

Q&A Mentorship Program by: Rachel Quimby

Focus on Mentorship with Connie Henderson and Courtney Astemborski Connie Henderson (Transfer Manager and VP-Elect of Membership) and Courtney Astemborski (Transfer Manager-Elect) completed the first Junior League of Boston Mentorship program in 2017. Connie was Courtney’s mentor. They loved the program and a great friendship has blossomed from their mentorship relationship. Below is an edited… Read More

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Training: Responding to Disclosures by: Rachel Quimby

It’s an all too true fact that domestic violence is closer within our community than many would like to acknowledge. 1 in 4 women experience severe intimate partner physical violence, intimate partner contact sexual violence, and/or intimate partner stalking, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. After we let the magnitude of this problem sink… Read More

Community STEM Program is accepting in-kind laptop donations by: Rachel Quimby

It’s that time of year again when college students across the country return to campus and gear up for another semester. Maybe technology meant a typewriter when you were in college, or if it wasn’t that long ago a PDA for taking notes. These days, many college students take advantage of end-of-summer sales to get… Read More

JL Boston Members Volunteer Beyond the League by: Amy Bucher

By Sarah Connelly Volunteerism and strengthening communities through service is the heart of the Junior League of Boston. With many placement opportunities centered on the potential of women, Junior League members strive to take action and make a difference. Many of our members go beyond, volunteering for charities or programs that mean the most to… Read More

Meet Sarah Lawrence Award Recipient Melissa Lee Alexander by: Amy Bucher

A highlight of our year-end General Membership Meeting is always recognition of our outstanding volunteers. The Sarah Lawrence Award, named after the Junior League of Boston’s founder, is given to an Active or Sustainer who has used her training and experience in the JL Boston to benefit another non-profit organization in the greater Boston area.… Read More