To become a member of the Junior League of New Orleans, you must reside within 45 miles of JLNO Headquarters, 4319 Carondelet Street. While 38 of our current provisionals actually live in this zip code, a whopping 26 other zip codes are represented in this year’s class! Besides New Orleans proper, we have representatives from Arabi,  Chalmette,  Gretna,  Harahan,  Harvey,  LaPlace,
Madisonville,  Mandeville,  Metairie,  River Ridge.

Speaking of representation, 76 of these women are new New Orleanians, sixteen are from other places in Louisiana, and the other new JLNO members come to us from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Connecticut, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Minnesota, Washington and California –18 states! {From the lakes of Minnesota to the hills of Tennessee…}

Our newest Leaguers range from ages 26 to 47. Forty-three of our provisionals are under 30, and ten are 40+.

We have 72 single gals, 54 married ones and 23 of our new members are mothers.

Regardless of age, marital status or motherhood, the focus of this group is community service and seeking out other women whose goal is to better New Orleans and empower its females and families. In their own words, two new members summed up the common reasons for joining of the 2016-2017 Provisional Class:

 “I have always felt strongly about giving back to my community. JLNO’s focus on advancing the wellbeing of women resonated with me. I’m so happy to have found an organization that strives to not only improve the economic circumstances of women but also educates and provides support to help women increase their productivity and income levels,” said Megan Whittington.

 “My friend recommended I join the Junior League to meet women who share the same passion for community service as me,” said Monique Teixeira. “Since joining, I have met so many like-minded women that inspire me to continue serving my community!”