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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 292 Leagues in four countries.

In celebration of National Volunteer Month in the United States we honor women who, individually and collectively, give of themselves to reframe the conversation for the betterment of society in communities near and far.

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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.

Well over one third of our 292 Junior Leagues work in their communities to fight food insecurity, addressing inequities in our food system using a wide range of strategies and tactics. There are plenty of obvious choices when considering the issues that intersect with hunger and food insecurity (health, poverty, education), but have you ever thought about climate change?

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