The Junior League of Detroit is focused on improving the lives of children and families in the City of Detroit.
The current focus of the Junior League of Detroit is on making an impact on children and families in the community by addressing BASIC NEEDS, with the first priority being Education, Access, and Tools (Project EAT).
Our valued members continually research and learn about food insecurity in the City of Detroit in order to continually develop projects and programs. We regularly meet with possible community partners, who can help identify and address the health and nutritional needs of children and families in the community, so together we can make an impact.
In 2012 the Junior League of Detroit established Project EAT, our major community impact initiative, as a way to connect food Education, Access, and Tools to help families eat healthy meals together. The Junior League of Detroit has partnered with Humble Design to create ‘Kitchen Kits’ that provide families with the tools to prepare a healthy home cooked meal every day. The JLD has distributed over 400 Kitchen Kits since 2014.
As the Junior League of Detroit continues its 100-year tradition of community service that began in 1914 with 47 visionary women, we continue to celebrate our past successes while moving forward into the next 100 years, focusing on the needs of the community and determine the best and most impactful practices.