Empowering girls to be STEM leaders of tomorrow

SPARK an idea•INSPIRE the next generation•CONNECT with leaders

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:

Follow us on Twitter @jlpamp

Upcoming Events

  • Dec
    7

    DIAD: Sip and Sew for My New Red Shoes

    TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2016. 7:00PM - 9:00PM

    Join us for a social evening of sewing, cutting and ironing. You''ll spend the evening cutting fabric, sewing straight lines (or somewhat straight), and ironing tags onto the bags, all while sipping wine and enjoying the company of fellow League members. If you are able to bring a sewing machine, wine or baked goods to share, please do so and note when registering what you'll bring. Non-sewers are welcome! Please register here. 

  • Dec
    15

    Martinis & Mistletoe Holiday Party and Fundraiser

    THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2016. 6:30PM - 8:00PM

    Put on your festive, holiday best and join us at Martinis & Mistletoe hosted by the Fall New Member class. Tickets are $55 per person which includes yummy bites and two drinks. There will also be holly jolly entertainment and a silent auction to benefit the League. Purchase tickets for you and your plus one by December 5 and use the comments box at checkout to list any table seating preferences.Purchase tickets here!

  • Dec
    16

    Holiday Sale at The Shop

    FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2016. 10:00AM - 5:00PM

    Come and shop your holiday gifts at The Shop. 50% Off All Merchandise!

  • Dec
    17

    Holiday Sale at The Shop

    SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2016. 10:00AM - 5:00PM

    Come and shop your holiday gifts at The Shop. 50% Off All Merchandise!