About Us


Junior League of Mobile (JLM) is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

Junior League of Mobile contributes over one million dollars per year in time and money to support 36 community programs with 18 different nonprofit agencies in the Mobile and Baldwin county communities. In addition, JLM trains volunteers to become community and civic leaders through service and volunteerism.

Junior League of Mobile was founded in 1925 as the Mobile Charity League. Miss Mary Tilney, a well-known civic and cultural leader, started the Charity League. In 1931, the Mobile Charity League was incorporated into the Association of Junior Leagues International and officially became Junior League of Mobile. 

Impact Areas

Junior League of Mobile (JLM) has created a 5-year Strategic Plan to guide the organization. The current impact areas in this plan include:

Current Impact Areas:

  • Children
  • Education

 Within these impact areas, JLM focuses on the following issues:

  • Art education
  • At risk youth
  • Healthy communities
  • Job readiness
  • Literacy
  • School readiness
  • Special needs