Junior League of Buffalo in the Community
The Junior League of Buffalo, 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.
At the Junior League of Buffalo, our community impact is focused on Families at Risk. It is from this focus area that all of our work grows. As an organization striving to improve everyday life, we have recently taken steps to increase our impact in the community, and streamline our volunteer efforts.
Female heads of households, living in poverty, face tremendous hurdles and are the face of poverty in Western New York. Two-thirds of families living in poverty in Western New York are headed by a single female. Many of these women and their families face health, education and self-esteem obstacles. By working to improve their economic situation, we are sure to create opportunities for tremendous growth and to help reduce the possibility of generational poverty.