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The Junior League of Palo Alto•Mid Peninsula is investing in our next generation of female STEM 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 STEM 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' STEM 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

  • Jan
    21

    Basement Clean-Up Party

    SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 9 AM TO 12 PM

    Help the League start the new year with a clean basement and earn Done in a Day credit at the same time. Join us for our basement clean-up party at the Gatehouse. Mimosas and muffins provided. RSVP here.


    SoulCycle Class

    SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 9:30 AM

    Start the new year off right! Membership Enrichment is kicking off the New Year in a healthy way - by taking a spin at SoulCycle in Palo Alto. Registration opens Saturday, January 7. Hope to see you there for a a super sweaty time! RSVP info.


    Women's March San Francisco

    SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2 PM PICK UP AT THE GATEHOUSE

    In support the non-partisan, women-focused spirit of the Women's March, the JLPA•MP will provide chartered transportation to the event for members, their spouses/significant others and friends over the age of 18. Please note: the views expressed at the Woman's March do not necessarily reflect the views of the JLPA•MP. More info and RSVP here.

  • Jan
    28

    Vision Boarding

    Make your Goals Visible and Attainable

    SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 9 AM TO 12 PM, ARRILLAGA REC CENTER

    A vision board is a collage of images and pictures that represent your goals. Creating a vision board is a useful tool that helps you conceptualize your goals while helping you reach them. The JLPA•MP's own Tracy Marcelli will provide this creative, interactive and inspiring training. This should be a boatload of fun. Sign up here.

  • Feb
    4

    San Jose Neighborhood Meeting

    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 11:00 AM TO 1:00 PM.

    Neighborhood Meetings are a great way to connect with fellow Leaguers and discover what’s ahead for the JLPA•MP. Participation at a Neighborhood Meeting counts toward GMM attendance. Visit the member calendar to find a meeting near you.

  • Feb
    7

    Burlingame Neighborhood Meeting

    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 12:00 PM TO 1:30 PM.

    Neighborhood Meetings are a great way to connect with fellow Leaguers and discover what’s ahead for the JLPA•MP. Participation at a Neighborhood Meeting counts toward GMM attendance. Visit the member calendar to find a meeting near you.