Junior League of Chattanooga is a volunteer organization for women interested in making a positive impact in their community. Founded in 1917, our League is the second oldest in the south and is part of the Association of Junior Leagues International.
Junior League of Chattanooga empowers women through leadership training and development to take action in their communities. Members of the League are accomplished collaborators who build coalitions, identify community needs, and develop effective and responsive programs to meet those needs.
Funds raised through efforts like the Seasoned to Taste Cookbook, Touch-A-Truck and the Annual Soiree have enabled the League to make a powerful difference in the community.
In 2017, the Junior League launched its A League of Learners initiative. A League of Learners is focused on fostering lifelong learners in the Chattanooga community. Junior League supports Hamilton County’s schools, teachers, children, and adults through funding for special projects and partnerships with other local organizations to provide an active volunteer base.
Mini-Grants for Teachers is a program designed to provide funding for creative and effective teaching projects to educators in the Hamilton County public school system. Over the past three decades, the Mini-Grants program has provided over $400,000 to Hamilton County teachers through our collaboration with Hamico, Inc.
Each year JLC hosts the AJLI initiative Kids in the Kitchen, free fun-filled events for families to learn about healthy eating and exercises.