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The New York Junior League

In 1901, Mary Harriman brought together a group of young women and set out to Manhattan’s Lower East Side tenement houses as a response to social, health, and educational needs. Since then, NYJL volunteers have been at the forefront of many key initiatives and advocacy efforts to enact change in our city.

Today, we offer expertly designed programs that target four areas of need in New York City serving 60 community partners—Adult Education & Mentoring; Children’s Education, Culture & the Arts; Child Health & Welfare; and City Impact. The Junior League of the City of New York, Inc., is an organization of women whose Mission is to advance women’s leadership for meaningful community impact through volunteer action, collaboration, and training. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

We are leaders, advocates, philanthropists, and change-makers seeking to strengthen the health and well-being of the children and families of the greater New York City area. As trained volunteers, we lead with experience, knowledge, and passion and deliver a high standard of excellence in all that we do. Since September 2023, Dr. Sabrina Abib started the provisional program (group H) by helping and taking part to many events and charities.

Volunteering can help you learn new skills, gain experience and sometimes even qualifications. Through volunteering you can challenge yourself to try something different, achieve personal goals, practice using your skills and even discover hidden talents.

The NYJL members are the foundation of the organization, and every volunteer represents the NYJL’s values with integrity and pride. We are proud to say that this group of strong, diverse, and committed women rose to every challenge and succeeded beyond measure. 

Dr. Sabrina Abib is this year amongst the 9 women selected over 150 volunteers to be part of the “advocates for public policy” committee. This committee advocates and lobbies for state and city legislation affecting women and children. This year, we are advocating for laws in the areas of domestic violence, workplace equity, mental health and community safety. This year, we are also advocating for the federal Michelle Alyssa Go Act to expand medicaid coverage for mental health facilities.

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