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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
    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.

  • Mar
    9

    Sustainers: Join us for Pizza and Pinot

    THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 6:30 PM TO 8:30 PM

    Come join your Sustainer friends for a casual get together at the Gatehouse for pizza and a glass of wine. This event is free to Sustainers, sponsored by the Sustainer Council. RSVP here so that we know how many people to plan for.

  • Mar
    11

    The Shop Pick Up: North

    SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 10:00 AM TO 12:00 PM

    The Shop Committee is looking for volunteers to help pick up donations from Sustainers in the north part of the peninsula (Menlo Park and cities north) and deliver the donations to The Shop. This shift will count towards your annual Shop obligation and you can pair up with another League member and drive together. All vehicle sizes are welcome. Plan for a 2-hour morning/early afternoon commitment. Your help is greatly appreciated! For additional information please contact: Nacole Barth-Ellis or RobbieMellows