Local Women’s Organization Making Community Impact for Nearly 100 Years

Northland Uncovered; Junior League of Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – An organization in Duluth has been giving back to the community for nearly 100 years.

The Junior League of Duluth is celebrating 96 years in December.

The national organization was actually founded in 1901, beginning a chapter in Duluth in 1921.

It’s a women’s volunteer organization with more than 150,000 members.

Their goal is to invest in today to support the future.

The group has worked on several projects impacting the Twin Ports community including the rebuilding of Playfront Park, contributing to Hartley Nature Center, creating programming related to childhood obesity and working the the First Witness Child Abuse Center.

“I’ve gained so many skills through the volunteer work that I’ve done, the conferences that I’ve been able to attend that really applies to making our league better and stronger and honestly helps me with my day to day life and my job,” said Meagan Avery, President of the Junior League of Duluth.

Leagues across the nation are now focusing on issues that are prevalent in their communities.

The Junior League of Duluth is zeroing in on food security.

Together with Community Action Duluth, Zeitgeist, Fair Food Access Duluth, and the City of Duluth, through their project Let it Grow, they’re helping to build a deep winter greenhouse.

“To see everyone come together, work really hard, do great things and continue that momentum and helping other community organizations and other causes it’s just such a good feeling to do,” said Avery.

The organization welcomes more than just women from Duluth.

Some members are from Superior, Two Harbors, Esko and more.

For information on joining, head to juniorleagueduluth.org.

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