In our 93 years of service, our history has remained rich and our impact in the community is meaningful. The community projects established by the Junior League of Minneapolis have been diverse and far-reaching. Highlights of our historic community work include:
- Four decades of support for the Children’s Protective Society (now Family and Children’s Service);
- Founding the Curative Workshop to assist crippled children;
- Collaborating with other community partners to create the Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery and Free Arts Minnesota;
- Serving as a major partner in the development of Success by 6 with United Way.
To learn more about how the JLM has made a difference in the Minneapolis community, please visit our list of projects.
In 2011, we made a strategic decision to focus our community volunteer and advocacy efforts on the achievement gap. Specifically, the JLM provides projects and serves aimed at eliminating many of the underlying causes of the achievement gap that hinder the learning process for area students.
In addition to improving our community, JLM strives to promote voluntarism and develop the potential of women. Our volunteer organization provides women of all backgrounds the opportunity to acquire new skills, better understand our community’s needs, and become leaders in their workplaces and in other nonprofit organizations. JLM and its highly-trained members are the cornerstones to our thriving non-profit and professional communities.