Community Projects

Our community projects focus on addressing underlying issues contributing to the Twin Cities’ opportunity gap — one of the worst in the nation.

Specifically, we address the literacy gap with our Between the Lines and 30 Million Words projects. We reduce the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) literacy gap with our H.O.M.E.S. (Hands-on Math, Engineering and Science) project.

And, we support nonprofit partners and past projects in our local community who are also working to narrow the opportunity gap with our Helping Hands project.




The Opportunity Gap is the disparity of opportunities, experiences, and resources across various socioeconomic statuses as well as an inequality between different races and ethnicities.

The Junior League of Minneapolis has committed to mending this gap within our own community, honing in specifically on underserved children and their families. We believe each child deserves the right to quality public education, as this serves as their foundation and is critical for their future endeavors as adults.

We partner with and support the aforementioned community projects to provide resources to, and interaction with, children who are not receiving those experiences in their current educational programs. By joining together with our community, The Junior League of Minneapolis supports closing the opportunity gap one step at a time. Please consider donating to the JLM today.