Through service and friendship the Morgan Park Juniors support the arts, preserve natural resources, promote education, encourage healthy lifestyles, stress civic involvement, and work toward world peace and understanding.
The Morgan Park Junior Woman’s Club was organized in 1934 to promote friendship among young women and to provide opportunity for them to serve the community. The Morgan Park Woman’s Club was well established since the late 1880’s and found a great need for a club for younger women. The kinds of projects undertaken by the Morgan Park Juniors have changed over the years, but the essential focus has not. Morgan Park Juniors in the 21st century still come together for fellowship while volunteering within the community. The Juniors are a local chapter of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, one of the world’s largest women’s volunteer organizations.
GFWC has made Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention their Signature project, so the Morgan Park Juniors have been prominent in awareness programs and helping raise funds for the new 501-3C Domestic Violence Advocacy Agency in our community: A New Direction Beverly Morgan Park, by organizing and sponsoring a domestic violence awareness community seminar and a “Work Out to Wipe Out Domestic Violence” Benefit Day for them.
This is a major commitment of time and energy for the club involving many community businesses, organizations, governmental agencies and domestic violence agencies. We emphasize raising awareness of the issues of domestic violence while raising funds for A New Direction (AND) and added the objective to enlist community members in a demonstration of public support for a healthy community, in which domestic violence is not acceptable. We want the community to signal domestic violence victims that they are not alone.