The Junior Woman’s Club of Raleigh (JWC of Raleigh) was founded with 20 charter members in 1928 under the auspices of the Woman’s Club of Raleigh. The Club was incorporated in 1949.
Through the years, the Club has been responsible for many groundbreaking projects in the Raleigh area including funding the salaries of several Wake County teachers, advocating to have a World War II bomber named after the state of North Carolina, initiating a city-wide drive for fluoridation in the Raleigh water supply, sponsoring a “Stop Measles Campaign” which provided measles vaccinations to 26,000 school children, and planting over 30,000 trees for a county-wide reforestation project.
Today the Junior Woman’s Club of Raleigh has grown to nearly 70 members. Our diverse club membership includes singles, spouses, students, professionals, working mothers and moms who stay at home. Membership in JWC of Raleigh is open to women between the ages of 18 and 45, regardless of race, creed, or nationality.
We continue to serve our community through meaningful programs and projects, which include a partnership with Raleigh City Parks and Recreation to help maintain and beautify Brookhaven Nature Park, donation of more than 200 Christmas gifts to the residents of Raleigh Rescue Mission through the Angel Tree Tag program, and providing backpacks full of educational and art supplies for children entering foster care through the Methodist Home for Children. The Junior Woman’s Club of Raleigh is also an organizing partner for the Governor’s State Tree Lighting Ceremony at the North Carolina State Capitol Building each December, and is responsible for awarding two annual need-based scholarships: one for a high school senior and another for a non-traditional student returning to the classroom.