Our Mission

The Junior League of South Bend, Inc. is a member of an international 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.


Focus: Early Childhood Development

Improving education in our community is a top priority in the Michiana area.  JLSB is committed to the proactive focus of addressing needs in early childhood development to ensure the best possible educational outcomes for children.  Read More

Become a Member

It's not just the training opportunities in community leadership. It's not just the insight you'll gain into our community's needs or the relationships you'll build while developing solutions. Read more

Children Around the Table

New Members volunteer in the community to make a difference in early childhood development. Clients are served at local nonprofit agencies like the YWCA, The Ronald McDonald Family Room, St. Margaret’s House, Bridges Out Of Poverty, St. Joseph County Public Library and Logan Center. Read more

Princess for a Night

JLSB makes an impact with the Done in a Day program. Trained volunteers tackle one day initiatives such as “Princess for a Night” with Ziker Cleaners.  In 2011, 331 local teenage girls selected free prom dresses from the 1518 dresses donated, lining up the night before with excitement. Read more

Community Garden

Initiatives with community partners have made a lasting impact.  The Community Garden at the Center for the Homeless transformed an urban wasteland into a beautiful garden space that now produces food for the kitchen JLSB founded 21 years ago.  Guests of the Center enjoy gardening and special events in the garden.  Read more

Thrift Shop

Conducted annually for 80 years, Thrift Shop is a popular fundraiser that keeps on giving. Quality, gently-used merchandise at reasonable prices are offered in the fall. Read More

Holiday Ball

Holiday Ball has been a tradition since 1928. It is one of our major fund raising events of the year, and the proceeds go to benefit our current projects. Read More

Chef's Showcase

Chefs' Showcase is a joint fundraiser between us and the South Bend Chapter of the American Culinary Association. Read More

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Endowment

Help strengthen us and our commitment to our community by contributing a gift or memorial. Read More