We are the Junior League of Knoxville

Above all else, our goal is to promote and perpetuate social change in East Tennessee communities that will benefit most from it. By empowering women and providing valuable leadership training, we are giving local women the tools to get involved, put their talents to work, and positively impact the communities of Knoxville and surrounding areas.

Strength in Numbers

As one of hundreds of Junior League chapters across the world, we are a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI). Established in 1921, the Junior League of Knoxville plays an integral part in the development, improvement, and support of the communities in the greater Knoxville area.

With more than 400 members, the Junior League of Knoxville is an organization of women who care. These active volunteers focus their time and resources not only on fundraising, but also, most importantly, on raising awareness of the issue of women’s education and safety in East Tennessee – with more than 8,500 hours of service given to the area each year.


While you’re here, we welcome you to learn how to join us, support our work, or get involved.


Our Local Impact

Right now, our primary focus of women’s education and safety requires immediate action, and our multi-faceted approach is making an impact. We hope to bring awareness to the need for the self-development of women and support organizations in the Knoxville area that provide critical resources for women and children in our community. If you’re interested in learning more about our current focus or developing your own civic leadership skills, we welcome you to learn more or connect with us.

Each year, Junior League of Knoxville members make a difference by volunteering at organizations and events such as:

  • The Family Justice Center
  • Done in a Day Community Projects
  • Leadership Knoxville
  • JLK Scholarship Program
  • JLK Personal Development Center Boutique at the Helen Ross McNabb Domestic Violence Shelter
  • Tennessee Advocacy and Public Awareness
  • Empowering Women Project (Collaboration with Joy D. Baker Center)

Help Us Lead Change

There is always more work to be done, more help needed, and more opportunities to make an impact in Knoxville. The empowered women of the Junior League of Knoxville are working to improve our local communities through leadership and effective action. Will you join them?