In 1956, a group of women worked together, joined the global movement and force for good that is Junior League, and created what is now Junior League of Orange County, CA. For 67 years, JLOCC has played a myriad of roles in the non-profit space in Orange County but one thing has remained constant – this is a place for women to grow their leadership skills while making a change in the world.
Throughout JLOCC’s history, we have been advocates and volunteers on issues primarily affecting women, children, and families. We have trained thousands of volunteers and leaders, sponsored and supported legislation that directly affects our community, and either partnered with, founded, or supported many of the Orange County community organizations and entities you know today, including CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), the Orangewood Foundation, Samueli Academy, New Directions for Women, OneOC, and the Raise Foundation. We have cheered on members who have held public office, who have held civic appointments, and who have secured the promotion, raise, or new job that they so very much deserved.
But the work is not done. This League Year we have adopted a new Impact Area of Gender Equality: Empowering All Women and Girls. This gets to the root of who we are and what we stand for, and we’re excited to see how this formalized focus will move us forward as we continue to be a place for women to grow as leaders and agents of change.
If you’ve read this far, thank you for your interest in who we are and our movement. Whether you are considering joining us for the first time, are looking to re-engage, want to partner with us, or are considering supporting our mission financially, we’re glad you’re here and see the value in helping women along their leadership journeys.
JLOCC is an inclusive, celebratory, and loving space for all that share our mission, vision, and values, and we have an exciting year of events and opportunities ahead. I encourage you to connect with me at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Junior League of Orange County, CA