Junior League of Omaha

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Lisa Buckentine
Primary Contact Name
Lisa Bucketine
Main Address

12135 Pacific Street
Omaha, NE 68154
United States

What We Do

What we do: The Junior League of Omaha is committed to developing the potential of women to become civic leaders and valued community volunteers and to empower growth personally and in the workplace. We provide women training in leadership and organizational development, community needs assessment, parliamentary procedure, project development and implementation, strategic planning, communications, advocacy, and fundraising. Our members participate in various roles during their Junior League active years. With this training, members expand and share their skills with other members while also challenging themselves to learn skills they may not have the opportunity to experience elsewhere. Equipped with this hands-on training, Junior League of Omaha members make an impact.

The Junior League of Omaha has a 100-plus-year history of meeting Omaha’s needs with an enthusiastic, well-trained volunteer force. Now, we’re turning that power to address one of Omaha’s most critical and unmet needs – hunger and access to healthy food.

JLO Kitchen Connections, a program created, financially supported, and run by members of the Junior League of Omaha, is an innovative, community-building way to teach home cooking to young adults aging out of the foster care system. Each quarter, League mentors pair up with young adults through Project Everlast, Child Saving Institute, and Completely Kids, where they:

  • Learn healthy new recipes and nutrition basics
  • Cook together in a safe, fun, and friendly environment
  • Share meals and create community

At the end of each cohort, young adults receive a complete kitchen kit, including pots, pans, dishes, utensils, food storage, and some small appliances so they can continue their new cooking skills.


Interesting Info
  • During our League's lifetime, our membership has more than 1.4 million volunteer hours to causes in our community.
  • Our League has been instrumental in organizing Omaha Symphony Guild, Fontenelle Forest Guild, Rose Theater Guild, and expansion of what is known as Girls Inc.
  • Junior League of Omaha has served the community for over 100 years, with over 560 members today.
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