Our History

Our Mission 

The Junior League of Bergen County is an organization of women whose mission is to advance women’s leadership for meaningful community impact through volunteer action, collaboration, and training.

Where it began

The Junior League of Bergen County, Inc. originally started in 1928 with 60 members and was called The Englewood Junior Service League. In 1933, the name was changed to the Junior League of Englewood when we were admitted to the Association of Junior Leagues. In 1962, the Ridgewood Area of the League was established and hereafter, the name became the Junior League of Englewood-Ridgewood, Inc.  Later, in June of 1972, the League’s name was officially changed to The Junior League of Bergen County.



Today, the JLBC has about 200 members from around the county.  Many of our members can be found using their Junior League training and experience in their professional lives, at home and at school, as well as on other charitable boards.

Active Junior League members volunteer their time and service to the community in many ways through League-sponsored initiatives.  Funds that are raised are returned to the community through JLBC projects, programs, scholarships and Community Grants.