Junior League of Fresno – 1960s

During the 1960s, the Junior League of Fresno branched out into other areas of the community. A groundbreaking was held for the Fresno Arts Center (later to become the Fresno Art Museum) in 1959, which would remain a project until 1969. One of the Fresno League’s major achievements was the co-sponsorship of the formation of the Volunteer Bureau in 1961 and the Volunteens program that followed in 1963, both long-term commitments of ten years each. In 1967, the Junior League of Fresno participated in the proposal that won Fresno its first All-American City Award.