How We Help



Since our inception in 1923, the Junior League of Minneapolis has worked to fulfill the mission of improving the community through the actions and leadership of trained volunteers, developing the potential of women and promoting voluntarism.  From supporting arts and education to helping at-risk children to encouraging women in leadership, the JLM has created and participated in a wide variety of projects throughout our history. Each year, nearly 700 members contribute more than 25,000 hours of service to the Minneapolis community.

In 2011, the JLM made a strategic decision to focus community volunteer and advocacy efforts on the achievement gap. Specifically, the JLM pursues projects and services aimed at eliminating many of the underlying causes of the achievement gap that are hindering the learning process for area students. Today, this includes promoting literacy and a love of lifelong learning.

Work with the JLM

While we consistently focus our efforts on a group of key projects, the JLM is always looking for new ways to help. Our Community Development Committee keeps open lines of communication with local experts to better understand the needs of our changing community and seek opportunities for new projects to adopt. If you or your organization are interested in partnering with the JLM through one of our existing projects or proposing a new project, please contact the VP Projects.

Please note that we cannot fundraise or lobby on behalf of other organizations.

Find out more about our Current Projects here