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Who We Are

Since its founding in 1901 by social activist Mary Harriman, The Junior League has evolved into one of the oldest, largest, and most effective women’s volunteer organizations in the world, encompassing more than 150,000 women in 291 Leagues in four countries.

“I would not be Lieutenant Governor today without the experience and training I received through JLC.”

Lois Mitchell, 
Lieutenant Governor of Alberta 
Past President, Junior League of Calgary

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What We Do

For more than a century, The Junior League has been on the forefront of social reform, identifying problems—pollution, illiteracy, domestic violence, foster children without a safety net—and finding solutions.

Can we end domestic violence? Here’s what we know – 35 years after the first awareness month, domestic violence remains a very serious problem. According to data presented by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, it is prevalent in every community and its effects can cross generations. Fortunately, this is an issue that many Junior Leagues have taken a firm stand on, including Leagues in Collin CountyMiami and Birmingham. But the variety of what the Junior League of Northwest Arkansas has done – and its focus on domestic violence for the entire course of its 17-year existence – is striking. 

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