About Us

Our Mission
The Junior League of DeKalb County, 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.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
The Junior League of Dekalb County welcomes all women who value our Mission. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations and communities.

JLD is a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI), an organization encompassing over 150,000 women, in 291 Leagues, in four countries.

Our Impact the DeKalb County Community?
Since 1934, JLD has been a positive force in DeKalb County.  We have identified and met many needs in the community.  Our legacy includes many well-known non-profits and charitable organizations, such as the Callanwolde Guild, Friends of Fernbank, DeKalb Rape Crisis Center, and International Women's House.  In 1980, we saved the historic Mary Gay House in Decatur from destruction and it now serves as our League headquarters, as well as a beautiful rental facility.

We believe that volunteer service is an essential part of responsible, engaged citizenship.  Our members are trained to create significant and lasting change in the community through effective action and leadership.  We can build a community program from its inception; coordinate an event or other program; and serve other organizations in leadership capacities, including service on boards of directors.