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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

  • Apr
    26

    Peacebank Yoga Class Supporting FLASHDASH!

    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 6:00 PM TO 7:00 PM AT PEACEBANK YOGA AT REDWOOD CITY.

    Peacebank yoga studio in Redwood City is generously hosting a yoga class to support our FLASHDASH fundraiser. We invite JLPAMP members and friends to attend this fun class and support the league! Please click here for more information and to register.

  • Apr
    29

    Rancho San Antonio Hike

    SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 9:30 AM TO 11:00 AM AT RANCHO SAN ANTONIO OPEN SPACE PRESERVER

    Grab your family and friends and join us for a moderate, mile hike around the Wildcat Loop. The trail is a mix of shade and sun, with some small inclines. Bring your water and sunscreen! Families, friends, and prospective members are welcome, but unfortunately, dogs are not. Click here to RSVP!


    DIAD: Rebuilding Together

    SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 1:30 PM TO 4:30 PM AT EAST PALO ALTO

    On National Rebuilding Day, 3000+ volunteers will revitalize and rehabilitate 50 homes and 25 community centers for our neighbors in need across the Peninsula. Please click here for more information about the Project and to join the waitlist.

  • May
    1

    Shining Star Award Nomination Deadline

    MONDAY, MAY 1, 11:50 AM TO 11:50 PM

    DO YOU KNOW A LEAGUE SUPERSTAR? The Shining Star Award recognizes a member who has gone above and beyond during the League year. She takes extra time, effort or initiative, and may be an unsung hero for her dedicated efforts to the League. Up to three members may be recognized at the Annual Meeting in May. Open to all members regardless of position or League tenure. Please submit your nomination no later than May 1.

  • May
    6

    FLASHDASH 2017

    SATURDAY MAY 6, 2017. 3:00 PM TO 5:00 PM

    The second annual FLASHDASH photo scavenger hunt is coming to the San Carlos/Redwood city area. FLASHDASH is a photo scavenger hunt that integrates community landmarks, social media and team-oriented adventure. Teams of up to 4 adults (21 and over) work together to solve clues, drive to the correct location, photograph the answers and post to social media using the event specific hashtag. FlashDash will begin and end at Devil Canyon Brewery. Join us at 3 p.m. for the Hunt or for the after-party at 5 p.m. Tickets on Sale Now!