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The Junior League of Palo Alto•Mid Peninsula is investing in our next generation of female STEM leaders through strategic grant-making, coalition building and by partnering with local and national nonprofits on projects for direct service, capacity building and advocacy.  We are excited to announce new multi-year partnerships with The Tech Museum of Innovation and Technovation to engage girls in our community with innovative STEM education and programs.  This includes a $100,000 grant and volunteer support to launch Girls Day at The Tech and The Tech Challenge mentorship program.

In the news: Junior League gives $30K to girls' STEM education. The Almanac (Oct 03, 2016)

The Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) profiled our new focus area in their Connected newsletter (Aug. 23, 2016). Read the article here.

Read more about Girls Day @ The Tech – "New program at the Tech shows science is for girls", San Jose Mercury News. (May 07, 2016)

Technovation & Innovation: Project READ Girls take on Tech! Sponsored by Technovation, the Junior League of Palo Alto•Mid Peninsula and BNY Mellon. (March 29, 2016)

Read more about our partnership with The Tech Museum of Innovation and their Tech Challenge in the San Jose Mercury News (March 2, 2016).

"Helping Girls See Themselves in STEM Careers," co-authored by our President Jan Hickman and Gretchen Walker, Vice President of Education at The Tech. Museum of Innovation

The first Girls Day @ The Tech, sponsored by the JLPA•MP, was covered here:

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Upcoming Events

  • Oct

    October Book Club

    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2016. 6:30PM - 8:30PM

    Join fellow JLPA•MP at the Gatehouse for our monthly book club – we supply the room, you supply the food and beverages. Our October selection is The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. RSVP here for more information. 

    October New Member Happy Hour

    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2016. 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Join New Members downtown Mountain View for a happy hour. We'll meet at Scratch around 7pm! Open to new members and other League members! No RSVP required.

  • Oct

    Emerging Leaders Social - All are Welcome!

    WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2016. 6:30PM - 8:30PM

    Want to know what it takes to be a JLPA•MP leader?, Want to have some one-on-one time with our current leaders? Join the Nominating Committee at the Emerging Leaders Social for "speed networking" in a relaxed, fun setting. Click here to RSVP!

  • Oct

    Eat, Drink & Pumpkin Carving

    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2016. 6:30PM - 8:30PM

    Pumpkins beware! Membership Enrichment is throwing a pumpkin carving party! We will supply the treats, carving supplies and spooky music .... you supply the pumpkin! Click here to RSVP and join in the fun. 

  • Oct

    Training: How Do I Handle That! Conflict Communication Skills

    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2016. 10:00AM - 12:00PM

    While conflict is inevitable, combat is optional. Relational conflict occurs inside and outside of the workplace. Learn to transform anger, arguments, and hurt feelings into respectful dialogue. Training with Lorie Reichel-Howe, Mediator, Trainer, Conflict Coach: Teach2Excel. Come at 9:30am for food, socializing and networking!(Park at the library parking lot. The rec center is next to the gym. Meet in the OAK ROOM.) Click here to Register!

    Pumpkins and Poker

    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2016. 7:00PM - 9:00PM

    Learn Poker and Support the League! Show off your costume and learn poker at a fun and casual poker party! There will be appetizers, drinks and dessert. Tickets are limited, so get them before it's too late. Click here to Sign Up.