• JLE-NS policy board

    Our Mission: The Junior League of Evanston-North Shore 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.

  • JLE-NS provides women a unique forum to develop personally and professionally while making a difference to individual lives and transforming communities.

  • Thrift House is JLE-NS’s oldest ongoing project. Since opening in 1940, the store has raised approximately $25,000 per year to support our operations and volunteer projects.

Community Impact

Thrift House

Since 1940, the Junior League of Evanston-North Shore’s Thrift House has raised $25,000 annually to support JLE-NS’s operations and community projects.


JLE-NS’s Community Grant Assistance Fund awards funds to non-profit, tax-exempt organizations in our community.


JLE-NS awards scholarships to graduating High School Seniors who significantly contribute to the community through volunteerism & leadership.

Baby steps baby shower for expectant moms at North Shore University Healthsystem's Evanston Hospital

Baby Steps

Baby Steps Educational Shower is a program that positively impacts the lives of expectant mothers in need and their children.

woman helping another woman try on interview clothing

Fitting Futures

Started in 2009, the goal of Fitting Futures is to increase the potential for low-income women to achieve economic self-sufficiency.


We are currently recruiting New Members to join our 2023-2024 New Member Class!

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