Junior League of Minneapolis

Promoting Volunteerism Developing the Potential of Women Improving Our Communities

Community Partners

Andersen United Community School - Prepares students to be high school, college, and career ready, academically, socially and emotionally. The Junior League's Backpack Buddies program provides over 350 students with a take-home backpack filled with nutritious food for use over the weekend. Students in first - fifth grades at Andersen United Community School benefit from this program.

Cityview Community School - Cityview scholars will become innovative and engaged global citizens. They provide prekindergaten through fifth-grade students with a student-centered learning experience that is academically and socially enriching, globally minded, culturally conscious and forward-thinking. By partnering with the Junior League's Backpack Buddies program, Cityview students in thrid - fifth grades don't need to wonder if they will be able to eat over the weekend.

Loring Elementary - Loring's mission is to ensure that all students learn. They provide a rigorous academic program so that every child is college and career ready. High standards and expectations allow children to foster growth academically, socially and personally. The Junior League's H.O.M.E.S. program partnership engages and equips parents with ways to continue Math, Engineering and Science activities through hands-on projects in their homes.

Minneapolis Public Schools - From the morning bus ride until the last activity of the night, more than 35,000 students grow and learn with Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) every day. They offer students and families a wide range of tools to make their education successful, such as before and after school childcare, rigorous academic programs and healthy meals. The Junior League's H.O.M.E.S. project partners with MPS in two large-scale events with GEMS/GISE (Girls in Engineering, Mathematics, and Science/Guys in Science and Engineering)/STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and are held at various Minneapolis Public Schools. STEM Pathways is a partnership of MPS, MN Department of Education and several Twin Cities STEM education organizations - The Bakken Museum, Bell Museum of the U of MN, Minnesota Zoo, STARBASE Minnesota, and The Works - to immerse students in exciting STEM learning opportunities to help create the innovators and problem-solvers of the future.

Partnership Academy - Partnership Academy's mission is to create learning experiences and partnerships that empower students to achieve their greatest potential in order to be positive contributors in their communities. The Junior League's H.O.M.E.S. project assists with monthly family nights/conferences held at Partnership Academy that deliver STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activities to engage parents and students.

Prodeo Academy - Prodeo Academy implements best practices from across the country to close the achievement gap. Prodeo Academy offers rigorous academics and individualized instruction in a joyful learning environment. Through this structure and culture, their students will experience a college preparatory education and gain the tools to realize their full potential in life. The Junior League's Backpack Buddies program partners with Prodeo Academy on the achievement gap efforts by making sure their students have a backpack of food over the weekends.

Second Harvest Heartland - There is more than enough food available to feed everyone. Second Harvest Heartland is constantly looking for new ways to collect, store and distribute millions of pounds of food each year. Their services and programs get food safely and efficiently to the people who need it most. The Junior League's Backpack Buddies program provides over 350 students with a take-home backpack filled with nutritious food for use over the weekends. Students in first - fifth grades at Andersen United Community School and third - fifth grade at Cityview Community School benefit from this program, as well as students at Prodeo Academy.

Shakopee Women's Correctional Facility - To strengthen the bond between child and parent/caretaker during a lengthy separation, specifically children of a female parent incarcerated at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Shakopee, the Junior League's Between the Lines program allows the parent to record the reading of a book. When a child hears the book being read in the voice of their caregiver, increased learning and improvement of literacy can take place.

410 Oak Grove Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Tel: 612-238-8460 Fax: 612-573-6551


The Junior League of Minneapolis is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving
the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.