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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.

In honor of the 168th anniversary of The Seneca Falls Convention, the first women’s rights convention, Junior League of Philadelphia member, Director of Drexel University College of Medicine’s Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership and founder and president of VISION 2020, Lynn Yeakel, talks about the power of women to change history.

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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.

According to the USDA, more than 22 million schoolchildren are eligible for free or reduced-price meals during the year through the National School Lunch Program, but during the summer, only 1 in 6 of those kids participate in the Summer Food Service Program. Of course, the question of hungry kids in summer is part of a larger problem – hunger in American homes generally. Many nonprofits and advocacy groups are working to address that imbalance, in a wide range of ways.

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