American Legion Auxiliary
The Auxiliary, organized in 1919 to assist the American Legion, is much more than the name implies. The organization has achieved its own unique identity while working side-by-side with the veterans who belong to the American Legion. Like the Legion, the Auxiliary's interests have broadened to encompass the entire community.
The American Legion Auxiliary is one of the nation’s most prominent supporters of veterans, military and their families. Through its nearly 10,500 Units located in every state and some foreign countries, the Auxiliary embodies the spirit of America that has prevailed through war and peace. Along with the American Legion, it solidly stands behind America and her ideals.
ALA California Department
The American Legion Auxiliary Department of California is a proud sponsor and administrator of the American Legion Auxiliary California Girls State program. Nearly 300 locally-based Units work all year to raise money to provide scholarships for students to attend ALA California Girls State. Local Units recruit from area high schools and select young women who are just completing their junior year of high school to attend the week-long summer session.