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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.

Junior League of San Jose sustainer and former President Mari Ellen Reynolds Loijens demonstrates that Junior League training can be a valuable tool in a nonprofit development professional’s toolkit.

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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.

Started as a Signature Project of the Junior League of Springfield, MO, Isabel’s House grew out of the League members’ shared desire to address child abuse and neglect in Springfield/Greene County – reported as a persistent red flag beginning with the 2005 Community Foundation of the Ozarks Community Focus Report.

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