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The Junior League of Palo Alto•Mid Peninsula is investing in our next generation of female STEAM 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 STEAM 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' STEAM 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

  • Feb
    23

    Gatehouse Neighborhood Meeting

    THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 11:30 AM TO 1:00 PM

    Neighborhood Meetings are a great way for members to connect with fellow Leaguers and discover what’s ahead for the JLPA•MP. Visit the member calendar to find a meeting near you.

  • Feb
    25

    February Book Club

    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 10:00 AM TO 12:00 PM

    Join fellow JLPA•MP members at Cafe' Borrone in Menlo Park for our monthly book club – we supply the room, you supply the food and beverages. The February selection is The Girls, a 2016 novel by Emma Cline. Click here to RSVP and for more information. 


    Salsa Dancing Lesson

    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 4:00 PM TO 6:00 PM

    Grab your dancing shoes and join Membership Enrichment for a salsa dancing lesson! Have a partner? Great! If not, we will find you one. Our instructor Donald Banks will walk us through the basics of salsa dancing and don't worry, we will have snacks on-hand! Cost: $5/person or $8/couple at Arriaga Rec Center, Juniper Room! Click here to purchase your ticket.

  • Feb
    27

    Palo Alto Neighborhood Meeting

    MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 6:30 PM TO 8:30 PM

    Neighborhood Meetings are a great way for members to connect with fellow Leaguers and discover what’s ahead for the JLPA•MP. Visit the member calendar to find a meeting near you.

  • Feb
    28

    Los Gatos Neighborhood Meeting

    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM

    Neighborhood Meetings are a great way for members to connect with fellow Leaguers and discover what’s ahead for the JLPA•MP. Visit the member calendar to find a meeting near you.