Our Mission

The Junior League of Lake Charles, Inc., is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. We've been "Serving, Strengthening, Sustaining the Community" for over 80 years.

2015-2016 Board and Leadership Team

Extending Actives


In the Spotlight

Fund Raiser Drive 2015-2016

Please review our brochure to learn of all of the avenues in which you can support The Junior League of Lake Charles, Inc.  

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Branch Out and Grow Scholarship winners

The Branch Out and Grow scholarship program offers scholarships to young women graduating from high school in the five-parish area who exhibit an outstanding commitment to voluntarism. The application process includes submission of a personal essay describing her commitment to volunteering, a listing of volunteer activities, recommendations from one academic reference and one volunteer supervisor, and a transcript.  Click here to see the list of 2015-16 winners. 

JLLC Initiative Brings Holocaust Survivor Eva Kor's Memoir to Students  

In April, Eva Kor visited schools in the Lake Charles area to speak about her experiences during the Holocaust and the power of forgiveness.  Her memoir, "Surviving the Angel of Death: The Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz," is being made available to area students through the Junior League of Lake Charles' mobile library initiative.  Click here to watch a video about Mrs. Kor's visit, courtesy of KPLC 7 News.

Community Impact

Impact Support

When non-profit agencies are limited in achieving their goals because of lack of manpower, this program provides a dedicated group of Junior League volunteers to work on a number of unrelated, short-term community projects. This committee is always looking for new ways to roll up their sleeves and get meaningful projects done…in a day! Find out more…

Branch Out & Grow

Providing grants to local educators and scholarships to high school seniors who show a passion for volunteerism.

Fostering Families

League members purchase, organize, and distribute personal care packages for children recently removed from their homes or newly placed in foster care.  The children remain nameless and faceless to the JLLC, but hold a special place in our hearts.

Healthy Choices

JLLC members strive to combat childhood obesity by empowering children to make healthy, nutritional choices.  The League's Healthy Choices Program is collaborating with Oak Park, Dolby and The Partnership for a Healthier SWLA to implement a six week Fitness and Nutrition program. 

Leadership Development

We are helping create a healthy and confident workforce.  The JLLC sponsored parental trainings at 2 local schools based on the "Leader in Me" curriculum which fosters leadership, character, and conflict resolution.

Liberty Belles

This is the League’s longest running community project. Members visit nursing homes and assisted living facilities a couple of times a year to sing and bring joy to residents.

  • Mistletoe and Moss

    Mark your calendards for November 17-19, 2016 at the Lake Charles Civic Center!  To learn more about the market or if you are interested in being a merchant, please click here.

  • JLLC Cookbooks

    Our cookbooks make great gifts!  Proceeds enable us to carry-out our mission and provide meaningful year-round community impact. Buy Now

  • Leaguers and Links

    Our annual Leaguers & Links Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, April 8 at Lake Charles Country Club. Click here to Learn more…

  • Grants and Scholarships

    The Junior League of Lake Charles, Inc. is proud to offer Branch Out and Grow Grants to educators and other Non-profit organizations as well as Scholarships to students each year.  Click here for more information. 

  • Kids in the Kitchen