A Word From Our President, Lauren Inman-Semerau

Welcome to the Junior League of Oakland-East Bay, Inc.!

The Junior League of Oakland-East Bay, Inc. is a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc., which is comprised of 293 Junior Leagues in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom.  The thousands of women who belong to Junior League are women around the world serving as catalysts for lasting community change.

This year, we are celebrating our 80th anniversary in the Oakland, East Bay community.  This is a year of both reflection and advancement for us as we move into the next 80 years.  We plan to spend this year connecting with our history, connecting with our community and connecting with each other.  This connection is what will help us move forward with our mission and have some fun along the way.

Our mission is to promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women and improve our community through the provision of trained volunteers and leaders.  Founded in 1935, the members of the Junior League of Oakland-East Bay, Inc. (JLOEB) have contributed over seven million volunteer service hours and three million dollars to the community.  In addition, we have launched six non-profit organizations that continue to serve our community today:

  • East Bay Children’s Theatre
  • Junior Center of Art and Science
  • The Volunteer Center of Contra Costa (now Volunteer Center of the East Bay)
  • The Oakland Volunteer Bureau (now Volunteer Center of the East Bay)
  • Family Stress Center (now STAND! for Families Free of Violence)
  • Super Stars Literacy

Today, we proudly support Family Self Sufficiency as our dedicated impact area.  This means that our work within the community, our advocacy, and training aligns with local issues surrounding food, housing, jobs, and clothing for East Bay families.  The Junior League of Oakland East Bay, Inc. envisions an East Bay where food, clothing, housing and jobs are plentiful—creating a community where families are self-sufficient and thrive. It’s an exciting time to be part of JLOEB!

We look forward to connecting with you at an upcoming event and hope to have an opportunity to tell you more about our wonderful organization and its meaningful work.


All My Best,

Lauren Inman-Semerau
President, 2014-2015
Junior League of Oakland-East Bay, Inc.