Each year, our members contribute thousands of hours of volunteer service to the mid-Peninsula by:
- Creating, funding and staffing projects that address critical community needs,
- Granting local non-profits see monies to support their work,
- Partnering with local non-profits to provide well-trained volunteers for community events such as Rebuilding Together Day each April and the annual Pancake Breakfast with the Menlo Park Firefighters, and
- Offering legislative support to community agencies whose causes support our mission.
Projects: Commitment in Action
Integral to our mission is the development and delivery of service projects to address urgent and emerging needs in our community. We commit funding, volunteer staffing and intellectual capital to support each project and ensure its success.
Grants: Seeding Other Non-Profits
We provide financial grants to nonprofit organizations on the Peninsula for new programs, capital expenses and emergency or general operating funds. Often these grants provide the seed money to help launch new programs and services.
Advocacy: Raising a Voice for Change
The California State Public Affairs Committee (SPAC) is comprised of two delegates from each of the 16 California Junior Leagues, representing more than 11,000 women voters across the state. SPAC delegates research legislative issues and work with state legislators on legislation related to four focus areas: family support, education, health and violence prevention.
Leadership Training: Developing Civic and Nonprofit Leaders
Training is integral to our mission, so there is a training component to all League activities, from learning how to raise funds effectively, to managing volunteers, to developing press relations. League Board members and Committee Chairs attend at least one training session each spring that prepare them for their role as a League leader.
Advisors: Providing Guidance and Expertise
Our community advisors offer League members their expertise on a broad range of community issues. Not only do they bring us breadth and depth of understanding of significant community issues, but also they help to educate others in the community about the JLPA•MP.