Women Building A
Better Community



The Junior League of South Bend, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the development of civic leaders and impacting its community and committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.  Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.. The nearly 500 women who are members devote thousands of volunteer hours annually towards our mission, resulting in an annual economic impact to our community in excess of $180,000. The Junior League of South Bend, Inc. is supported by generous contributions from its members, the public and corporate donors. The organization raises most of the money for its community programming through its fundraisers, while 74% of the management and administrative costs are financed through its Endowment Fund. All endeavors of JLSB have the following guiding mission and values.

Early Childhood Development

The Junior League of South Bend, Inc. has impacted various realms of the community through its members’ voluntarism and financial investment through the years. Most recently, JLSB has adopted the issue of “Improving Education in our Community” with a particular focus on “Early Childhood Development”. The membership has been immersed in learning how to affect meaningful impact in this arena and JLSB has established many new relationships with common stakeholders.