OUR HISTORY

The Junior Service League of Billings was founded in March 1954 with a total of 17 members.  An application was sent and approved for membership in the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI) in the League year 1965-66.  The following three years were spent preparing and learning more about AJLI.  The Junior Service League of Billings became the Junior League of Billings on February 6, 1970.  Since that time the Junior League of Billings has been promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

Our Connection to AJLI

The first Junior League was founded in 1901 by Mary Harriman, a 19-year-old New York City debutante. Moved by the suffering she saw among immigrants, she and a group of young women started improving the face of their community. As a result, the Junior League of Billings, women building better communities, is celebrating over 60 years of community service. A leading Billings organization since 1954, the Junior League of Billings is made up of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Through the power of our Association of Junior Leagues, International, Inc., with over 290 national and international Junior Leagues and 155,000 members, we are able to access cutting-edge technology, information and assistance. The Junior League strengthens communities by embracing diverse perspectives, building partnerships, and inspiring shared solutions.

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