Over sixty years ago, thirty-six passionate women gathered together in the spirit of service to the Virginia Peninsula. In 1956, they received approval from the then Association of Junior Leagues of America to for the Junior League of Hampton Roads. Their influence helped create a strong program of community involvement, personal development, and lasting friendship.Learn More
The JLHR constantly looks for new ways to aid the surrounding community. Our Community Research and Issue Development program seeks to learn more about the specific needs of the Peninsula, in addition to researching programs that would fill these needs. The JLHR also contributes to the community with Community Assistance Grants and Community Involvement Funds.Learn More
We are Junior League of Hampton Roads! We are an active group of trained volunteers who are committed to making a positive impact in the communities we serve on the Virginia Peninsula. The Junior League of Hampton Roads reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in voluntarism. Members are trained for leadership and effective volunteer services in management, communications, public policy, advocacy and other areas through workshops and hands-on experiences.
This tour lasts approximately an hour and shows guests at least two classrooms in the facility. It’s purpose is to showcase the unique opportunities that DHCDC is providing to children and their families in the Peninsula community. Sandwiches as well as milk and cookies are provided.
Continuing a 60-year legacy of service in our community, the Junior League of Hampton Roads is excited to lead the Women’s Initiative for Success and Empowerment (WISE), a program designed to empower women who are confronting economic uncertainty and adversity. The initiative’s mission is to fill gaps in education and services for women and children that will empower them to improve their lives and those of future generations. The JLHR’s goal is to fill needs that are not being met and to focus on projects that have sustainability and a lasting impact.