About Us


The Junior League of Evanston-North Shore, Inc. (JLE-NS) 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.

Each year, League members commit thousands of volunteer hours to improving our community. In particular, the focus of our organization is on Advancing Employment and Supporting Families for those in need across Chicago’s North Suburbs.

Founded in 1924 as the Junior League of Evanston, JLE-NS now has approximately 350 Active and Sustaining members. We reach out to all women regardless of age, race, religion, ethnic or national origin who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism.

JLE-NS Leadership
JLE-NS leadership is made up of two leadership teams, a Policy Board which helps set the strategic direction of the league and a Management Board, which, comprised of committee chairs, oversees the operating issues. Numerous committees then plan and execute specific initiatives. These committees focus on a variety of areas– from community-facing projects and fundraisers to internal operations and membership.