Our community projects are focused on addressing the underlying issues that contribute 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 HOMES (Hands-on Math, Engineering and Science) project. And we support non-profit 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 mend this gap within our own community, honing in specifically on underserved children and their families. The Junior League of Minneapolis believes 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 today.
Here are Minnesota’s key goals in closing the Opportunity Gap.