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Agent for Change: Junior League of Lansing Develops Women to do a World of Good

A collective of community champions has been quietly influencing positive change in mid-Michigan for more than 75 years.

You could call them a league of extraordinary gentlewomen.

Organized in 1931 as the Junior Service League, the group became a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International in 1948, changing its name to the Junior League of Lansing and gaining access to a wide network of resources across 295 other leagues in six countries.

“With almost 250 current members, our mission is to advance women’s leadership for meaningful community impact through volunteer action, collaboration and training,” said Stephanie Collier, JLL board president. “What that means in practice is that we offer women in the Greater Lansing area opportunities for community service, leadership training and social networking.”

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