What We Do

Our Mission

The Junior 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

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

We value…

  • Family Health and Preservation
  • Community Partnerships
  • Development and Implementation of Dynamic Programs
  • Education of Women and Children
  • Voluntarism
  • Projects that Impact the Community
  • Member Commitment and Satisfaction
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Volunteer Training and Leadership Development

Key Result Areas

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

Community Impact

The 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 $500,000. This year, we will celebrate a total community investment of $4.0 million in over 25 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
  • C.C. Association for Retarded Children, 1987-1989
  • 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 Literacy Carnival Events, 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 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
  • H.A.P.P.Y. (Healthy Appetites Promote Positive Youth), 2012-present
  • New Beginnings (formerly known as Arrow/Freedom Place), 2013-present

(note: programs in bold are current 2016-2017 programs)

Anniversary Gifts

  • In 2015, the Junior League celebrated its 25th Anniversary by selecting Texas Children’s Hospital in The Woodlands as the recipent 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, the Junior League selected Reaching Pines as the 20th Anniversary Gift Recipient. Reaching Pines received a playground for the children that live in the community.