What We Do

Our Mission

Junior League of The Woodlands, Inc. 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.

Vision

Junior League:  “Women Around the World as Catalysts for Lasting Community Change”.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Junior League welcomes all women who value our Mission.  We are committed to inclusive environments of individuals, organizations and communities.

We value…

  • Collaboration: We believe lasting societal change is achieved through both collaboration and meaningful disagreement. Living the value of collaboration inspires us to accomplish more together.
  • Community: We believe a strong sense of community is essential to human well-being. Living the value of community provides a foundation of inclusion, which allows us to make a greater impact on the world around us.
  • Empowerment: We believe that the empowerment of women is a necessary requirement to create positive, lasting societal change. Living the value of empowerment fosters trust and confidence in each other.
  • Leadership: We believe in the unique power of women’s leadership abilities to transform communities for the better. Living the value of leadership allows us to make a collective difference.
  • Respect: We believe respect is a fundamental human right. Living the value of respect instills in us an unconditional positive regard for others.
  • Service: We believe it is through service that we build core relationships with others. Service is the lens through which we decide how we will invest our time and resources. Living the value of service empowers us as catalysts for lasting community change.

Key Result Areas

  • The Well-being of Women, Children, and Families
  • Effective Community Programs
  • Membership Growth and Development
  • Financial Stability

 

Community Impact

JLTW was founded in 1990, and our members accrue more than 31,000 volunteer hours per year. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, those volunteer hours have a value to the community of more than $1 million dollars. This year, we will celebrate a total community investment of $4.0 million in over 30 years of service in our community.

Community Programs Since Inception

  • Meadowbriar Home, 1984-1987
  • Volunteer Center, 1984-1986
  • Heritage Society, 1984-1985
  • Roseatte Women’s Shelter, 1986-1989
  • Substance Abuse Program, 1986-1992
  • Mercer Arboretum, 1986-2000
  • Family Outreach, 1988-1994
  • Tomball Community Museum, 1988-1996
  • Children’s Play Production Workshop, 1989-1992
  • Reach Unlimited, 1989-1994
  • Music Therapy, 1990-1994
  • Junior League Cancer Support Services, 1991-1996
  • Humble Area Assistance Ministries, 1991-1996
  • Junior League “We Help Ourselves” (WHO) Program, 1991-1996
  • Junior League C.P.R. Mass Training, 1994-1996
  • Junior League Sneaker Seekers, 1994-1996
  • Kid Safe, 1994-1995
  • Hammers and Nails with Habitat for Humanity, 1996-1997
  • Partnerships for Independent Homeowners, 1996-1997
  • Junior League “Baby Think it Over”, 1997-2002
  • Junior League “In Tune with Kids”, 1997-2000
  • Junior League collaborated NAM-Rotary Learning Center, 1989-2001
  • Junior League collaborated “Back to School” Program at NAM, 1990-2006
  • Junior League Community Sampler, “Done-in-a-Day Projects”, 1996-2006
  • Junior League Women’s Centers for Professional Development, 1996-2004
  • Junior League Women’s Center at North Harris College, 1996-2004
  • Junior League Career Closet North Harris College, 1996-2002
  • Junior League Dress for Success at North Harris College, 2002-2004
  • Junior League Women’s Center at Montgomery College, 1998-2004
  • Junior League Career Closet Montgomery College, 1998-2003
  • Junior League Through the Looking Glass Event, 1997-2007
  • Junior League YMCA G.I.R.L.S. Mentoring, 2000-2003
  • Junior League Keys to Learning (formerly Literacy Carnival), 2001-2008, 2010-present
  • Junior League Launch into Literacy, an on-site Lending Library, 2004-2007
  • Junior League Read-A-Lot Kingdom Exhibit (on loan at Woodlands Children Museum), 2005–2015
  • Junior League Here to Help, 2007-2012
  • Junior League Ready Hands (formerly Done in a Day), 2008-present
  • Xploration Station Houston Museum of Natural Science (docents), 2008-2009
  • Junior League IMPACT (formerly known as Through the Looking Glass), 2008-present
  • Junior League Kids in the Kitchen, 2009-present
  • Healing Hearts (formerly known as St. Luke’s Hospital The Woodlands), 2009-present
  • Pearl Fincher Museum of Art, 2009-2015
  • Junior League REACH (resource for Abused Children), 2011-present
  • Montgomery County Women’s Center/Reaching Pines, 2011-2012
  • St Luke’s Hospital The Vintage, 2011
  • Junior League H.A.P.P.Y. (Healthy Appetites Promote Positive Youth), 2012-present
  • Junior League New Beginnings (formerly known as Arrow/Freedom Place), 2013-present
  • Junior League In STEP (In Support of Teen Empowerment and Progress), 2020-present

(note: programs in bold are current 2020-2021 programs)

Anniversary Gifts

  • In 2015, Junior League celebrated its 25th Anniversary by selecting Texas Children’s Hospital in The Woodlands as the recipient of a beautiful fish tank that will not only leave a lasting impression on our community but also bring wonderment and joy to thousands of children and their families.
  • In 2010, Junior League selected Reaching Pines as the 20th Anniversary Gift Recipient. Reaching Pines received a playground for the children that live in the community.
  • In 2020, Junior League celebrated its 30th Anniversary and chose Inspiration Ranch as the honored recipient of a $30,000 gift. With these funds, Inspiration Ranch renovated their Welcome Center resource area, a place that serves special needs children and youth, at-risk homeless teens and young adults, battered women and survivors of domestic sex-trafficking.