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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

  • Mar
    22

    Trivia Night at The Patio

    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 6:30 TO 8 PM AT THE PATIO

    Strut your smart stuff at Trivia Night at the Patio. Let’s show ‘em what League Ladies are made of! Please RSVP by Tuesday, March 21.

  • Mar
    25

    Done in a Day with The Princess Project

    SATURDAY & SUNDAY, MARCH 25 & 26

    We are excited to be volunteering again with The Princess Project! Shifts for this popular Done in a Day are full. Join the wait list hereYou can also support The Princess Project by dropping of your donation of prom-appropriate accessories (jewelry, evening bags, wraps, etc.) and unused toiletries and cosmetics (samples or full size) to the Gatehouse by March 31.

  • Mar
    26

    Done in a Day with The Princess Project

    SATURDAY & SUNDAY, MARCH 25 & 26

    We are excited to be volunteering again with The Princess Project! Shifts for this popular Done in a Day are full. Join the wait list hereYou can also support The Princess Project by dropping of your donation of prom-appropriate accessories (jewelry, evening bags, wraps, etc.) and unused toiletries and cosmetics (samples or full size) to the Gatehouse by March 31.

  • Mar
    29

    Building Great Teams Training with Naomi Chavez Peters

    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 6:30 PM TO 8:30 PM AT THE ARRILLAGA REC CENTER

    Nearly everything in the Junior League gets done through teamwork. Setting up a team for optimum performance takes skill, preparation and time. Join us to learn about the 5 fundamentals of effective team development, so the next time you're leading a team, you will have more engaged team members and higher performance and impact. Naomi’s training is based on Patrick Lencioni's book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, coupled with Google's Project Aristotle. Naomi Chavez Peters is the Founder & Principal of Great Leader Consulting LLC. Arrive at 6 PM for food, socializing and networking! Please click here for more information and to register.