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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

    Building Great Teams Training with Naomi Chavez Peters


    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. 

  • Apr

    Shining Star Award Nomination Deadline

    MONDAY, APRIL 03, 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM

    DO YOU KNOW A LEAGUE SUPERSTAR? The Shining Star Award recognizes a member who has gone above and beyond during the League year. Click here for more information.

  • Apr

    DIAD: St. Anthony's Padua Dining Room

    SATURDAY, APRIL 08, 2017. 8:15 AM to 11:45 AM & 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

    St. Anthony’s Padua Dining Room provides hot, nutritious meals fifty-two weeks a year. It charges no fees, asks no questions and turns no one away. The Junior League will be assisting St. Anthony's with 10-15 volunteers on Saturday, April 8th in 2 shifts. The early shift will do all the prep work and setup the dining room; the later shift will serve the daily meal. Please click here for more information and to register.

    Book Club and a Movie

    SATURDAY, APRIL 08, 2017. 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

    We're changing up Book Club! This month we are reading the book The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman and then getting together to see the film. Click here for more information.

  • Apr

    Crochet Workshop


    Always wanted to learn how to crochet? Today is your lucky day! Join us for a fun workshop where you will learn the basics of this popular hobby and get a chance to crochet your own hat (pink if you'd like!). The $15 fee covers supplies and snacks/beverages. It's a drink and donate event so don't forget to bring some wine. Click here for more information.