Mission and Values

OUR MISSION
Junior League of Mobile Inc., 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. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

OUR VISION
Junior League of Mobile will make a measurable impact by enriching our community through support in areas of focus regarding children and education.

OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
The Junior League welcomes all women who value our Mission. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations and communities.

OUR CORE VALUES
I.  Leadership – JLM provides a motivating and supportive environment through continuous learning that encourages our members’ individual leadership potential in JLM and the community.

II.  Sustainability – JLM is a continuously evolving organization drawing upon a rich legacy of improving our community, maintaining financial stability, and emphasizing a diverse, growing membership.

III.  Collaboration – JLM values collaboration among its members as well as effective external partnerships to greater impact our community through coordinated resources.

IV.  Compassionate Service – JLM makes meaningful contributions to our community through volunteer action and community leadership.

THE POWER OF ASSOCIATION

Founded in 1901 by New Yorker and social activism pioneer Mary Harriman, the Junior Leagues are charitable nonprofit organizations of women, developed as civic leaders, making a demonstrable impact on their communities. In 1921, the Leagues joined forces as an association, which is today known as The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc., in order to bolster their power and amplify their voice through shared knowledge and common causes.

True to their mission, today’s League members work at the forefront of social reform, tackling the toughest and most critical issues of the day- including childhood nutrition and obesity, human trafficking, foster care, juvenile justice, teen self-esteem, cybercrimes, literacy and the environment, among others- for the purpose of enhancing the social, cultural and political fabric of civil society.

As a result of this work, The Junior League- and the more than 150,000 women in 292 communities in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Mexico who comprise its ranks- has amassed an archive of tangible results and a reputation as thoughtful and influential change agents dedicated to the public good.

Today, AJLI is a charitable nonprofit organization that provides continuity and support, guidance and leadership development opportunities to its member Leagues. Through regional, national and international meetings, comprehensive resources, customized consultations and League and member benefits, it supports its member Leagues in the fulfillment of The Junior League’s Mission. AJLI is governed by a 19-member Board of Directors, which is accountable to the Leagues and comprised of women who are members of the Junior Leagues in their communities. The Association’s New York City-based staff, under the leadership of the Executive Director, provides services to Leagues that support the established goals.