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The Junior League of Orange County, California, Inc. is an 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. The Junior League of Orange County, California, Inc., reaches out to women of all races, religions or national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism.
The members of the JLOCC share a vision of a community in which the health, safety, and education of all individuals are promoted and supported.
The members of the JLOCC share a vision of the organization in which the experience, knowledge, and leadership skills of all members are promoted and supported.Membership
The JLOCC has approximately 750 members composed of active members, provisional members in training, and sustaining members.History
In 1956, the Newport Harbor Service League was established with the purpose of rendering volunteer service in the welfare, education, cultural and civic phases of the community. The group joined the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) as the Junior League of Newport Harbor in 1971, and in 1985 the name was changed to the Junior League of Orange County, California, Inc., to reflect the expansion of the organization's membership and projects. Today, the JLOCC is one of 294 AJLI member Leagues worldwide.Community Impact
As a solely educational and charitable organization, the JLOCC's trained volunteers actively support the community through collaboration with organizations that promote and support the health, safety and education of all individuals, including Orange County Bar Foundation, Orange County Children's Therapeutic Arts Center, Casa Teresa Inc., Girls, Inc., and YMCA of Orange County. The organization awards thousands of dollars in grants and scholarships each year.Fund Development
The fundraising efforts of the JLOCC have resulted in the contribution of over $6.8 million to the Orange County community since the organization's inception in 1956.