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The Junior League of Minneapolis (JLM), a nearly 100-year-old nonprofit rooted in the philosophy of community service, voluntarism and personal development, is pleased to announce that Catherine “Kit” Schmoker is the recipient of its highest honor, the Katharine Phelps Lifetime Achievement Award.  Kit personifies the JLM’s commitment to social responsibility and generosity. Throughout her lifetime,… Read More

JLM Presents: Toss for a Cause

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For Immediate Release April 15, 2022 PROGRAM CONTACT: Elizabeth Nelson, president@jlminneapolis.org MEDIA CONTACT: Amanda Theisen, communications@jlminneapolis.org The Junior League of Minneapolis Presents: Toss for a Cause Cornhole tournament will raise funds to support JLM community initiatives Minneapolis, Minn. — The Junior League of Minneapolis proudly presents its inaugural Toss for a Cause fundraiser on Saturday,… Read More

A statement from the Junior League of Minneapolis Board of Directors

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The Junior League of Minneapolis stands with our community in advocating against racism. For many, the killing of Daunte Wright resurrects the same range of emotions from processing the killing of George Floyd, Philando Castile, and many others: anger, sadness, fear, and an urge to create change around us and within ourselves. At the core… Read More

A message from the Junior League of Minneapolis

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The Junior League of Minneapolis denounces any and all forms of racism and intolerance. The past few weeks and days have been hard as we, along with our community, are faced with the realities of institutional racism, violence, and injustice in our country against Black Americans.  We are here to support our members who are… Read More

Become a Member of the Junior League of Minneapolis

If you want to develop your leadership skills, do good, make friends while making a difference, change your community and the world…join us! Registration is now open. Since our founding in 1923, the Junior League of Minneapolis has been on the forefront of community issues, identifying problems and finding solutions. We are an army of… Read More

Between the Lines Feature

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Between the Lines has been a community project for the Junior League of Minneapolis since 2008. This program aims to strengthen the bonds between children and their caregivers when they face lengthy separation because of incarceration or military deployments.

A Conversation with AchieveMpls

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As the strategic nonprofit partner of Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), AchieveMpls mobilizes our community’s resources to ensure that all students graduate from high school with the tools and support they need to be career and college ready.

30 Million Words Feature

By age 4, Kindergarten children of affluence have heard over 45 million words, while children born into poverty have heard only 13 million. This is a 32 million word deficit, a 32 million word socioeconomic gap that limits children and learning behaviors before Kindergarten even starts due to circumstances out of their control. This gap, however, is not permanent, and these deficits can be made up.