About Us

Founded in 1957, Junior League of Lafayette is committed to building a better Lafayette. Our members are extraordinary women who are dedicated to improving the community through effective action and leadership. By focusing on the organization’s mission, Junior League of Lafayette members raised millions of dollars over the years, which have been invested right back into the community to directly impact the lives of women and children.

Last year alone (2020-2021), Junior League of Lafayette awarded $18,385 in community grants to support local organizations such as Healing House, Second Harvest Food Bank, Autism Society of Acadiana, DREAMS Foundation of Acadiana, Acadiana Outreach Center, and more. And through over 23,313 hours of volunteer service from our members made an extraordinary impact through programs such as Kids In The Kitchen, NO FEAR NO FUTURE, and SMILES.

We are a league of extraordinary women. We are Junior League of Lafayette.

Our Mission

Junior League of Lafayette is an organization of women whose mission is to advance women’s leadership for meaningful community impact through volunteer action, collaboration, and training.

Our Vision

Women as leaders for lasting community change.

Core Values

  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
  • Collaboration
  • Community
  • Commitment
  • Empowerment
  • Leadership
  • Respect
  • Service

Focus Areas

  • Collaboration for Lasting Community Change
  • Health and Development of Women and Children
  • Women’s Leadership

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Statement

Junior League of Lafayette welcomes all women who value our Mission. We are committed to creating an organizational culture that embraces individual differences as assets. We strive to be an inclusive organization where each member can be their authentic self and experience a sense of belonging. We seek to ensure each member of our organization has training, resources, and support to develop cultural competency.