Social activist Mary Harriman founded the Junior League in 1901 to collaborate with and support the needs of her communities most struggling citizens. Our work has continued as we’ve supported marginalized communities for over 120 years and over 55 years here in the Junior League of San Jose. On June 24, women across the United… Read More

2022-2023 Open House Dates

Thank you for your interest in the Junior League of San Jose. Our League year recruitment season has officially begun! Please find the full list of Open House dates below. Prospective New Members are highly encouraged to attend one session to learn about member expectations and what JLSJ has to offer. Please RSVP by clicking here to register… Read More

Trivia Challenge

Saturday, April 30, 2022


The 2022 Silicon Valley Trivia Challenge was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who sponsored our event, played in the trivia contest, shopped our auctions, and tuned into our live stream.  We are looking forward to announcing the date for the 2023 Silicon Valley Trivia Challenge soon! — — — — — — —… Read More

Accelerator Grants

Junior League of San Jose recently partnered with Chai for Charity, whose mission is to inspire people to give in creative ways, to highlight three local nonprofits aligned with JLSJ’s values and goals. Each nonprofit shared support needed in four categories: money, goods, time, and talent (check out bit.ly/chaiJLSJ). JLSJ is excited to provide an… Read More


Saturday, March 13, 2021

VIrtual Event, 9:30AM-12:30PM PST

Join us Saturday, March 13th for Championing Women: A Leadership Summit. Although it’s virtual, we have just 150 tickets remaining. Purchase yours here ($40/person). Your ticket gives you access to three sessions with exclusive content, networking opportunities, and the chance to win great giveaways. Our inspiring Keynote speaker is Natasha Mascarenhas Wright, a powerhouse leader… Read More

52nd Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon

Friday, April 23, 2021

  The Junior League of San Jose (JLSJ) is excited to host the 52nd Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon on Friday, April 23, 2021 from 12-1pm PT. This year’s celebration will be held virtually, with a theme of Resilience Through Volunteerism. The Volunteer Recognition Luncheon (VRL) celebrates voluntarism while recognizing individuals in our community who have… Read More

How we are living our mission during COVID-19

As we continue to shelter in place, we wanted to share some inspiration from our members who are making a difference in our community. In times like these we are proud to see our mission come to life: promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community. In our League, our Derby committee… Read More

Volunteer Recognition Luncheon

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Congratulations to our Voluntarism at its Best Winner, Peggy Sprague of Sunday Friends!   Congratulations to our other Crystal Bowl Winners! Alexander Wolf Torres & Justin Fajardo, Las Animas Elementary School Barbi Phipps, Sacred Heart Nativity School Caroline Lee, Cancer CAREpoint Ethan Auyeung, StandUp for Kids – Silicon Valley Judy Keniston & Sylvain Roberts, Assistance… Read More


Junior League of San Jose (JLSJ) has developed an Issue-Based Community Impact (IBCI) model to create a community program that will have deep, impactful change within Santa Clara County. In 2016, JLSJ voted overwhelmingly to direct its efforts and commitment toward a new focus area: helping foster youth successfully transition out of foster care. We… Read More