Alumni Events

Upcoming Events

Civics Gets Digital – Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017

Join JSA for dinner, drinks and stimulating conversation at one of San Francisco’s premiere venues, The Pearl in the Dogpatch neighborhood. Meet up with former JSA friends, meet JSA alums and participate in a conversation about how to support a vibrant public life and meaningful conversation in these turbulent times.

WHERE: The Pearl, 601 19th Street, San Francisco, CA

TIME: 5:30 – 8:00 PM

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Past Events

2017 Events

Stanford Alumni Refresher – Sunday, July 9, 2017
Reconnect with other alumni from the Northern California region and meet 2017 summer school attendees. The event will feature Duf Sundheim, former chair of the California Republican Party as keynote speaker. To RSVP for the event, click here.

2016 Events

Presidential Debate Watch Parties – October 2016 (LA, SF, NYC, DC and . . .)
This will be a great opportunity to mix and mingle with fellow alums while watching the candidates duke it out! When we did these events during the 2012 Presidential campaign they were the most attended alumni events ever! If you want to help put on the event in your city, let us know at

Los Angeles Benefit – April 16, 2016 (Los Angeles, CA)
This April in Los Angeles, Junior State supporters will gather under the space shuttle Endeavour in the California Science Center’s Samuel Oschin Pavilion to celebrate JSA’s students, mission, programs and future. Over dinner and drinks, guests will hear from a dynamic panel of journalists featuring Jennifer Ferro, President of KCRW and Marco Flores, News Director at KMEX, as well as a current JSA student leader. We’ll have the chance to reconnect with old friends and meet other Junior State advocates. More information available at

2015 Events

Washington, D.C. Benefit – October 17, 2015 (Washington, DC)
Dan Schnur, Director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at the University of Southern California, will moderate a panel featuring a current JSA student leader in conversation with POLITICO co-founder and Editor-in-Chief John Harris and TIME’s Editorial Director of Audience Strategy Callie Schweitzer. Guests will enjoy drinks and a seated dinner, plus plenty of time to mingle and reconnect. More information available at

Junior State: Left, Right & Center  – May 16, 2015 (Los Angeles, CA)
Matt Miller, longtime host of KCRW’s popular “Left, Right & Center,” moderated a panel of three politically diverse JSAers as they explored the ins and outs of issues important to young people today. All funds raised supported the Junior State of America, with a portion of proceeds allocated for summer program scholarships to students from the Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools.

LA City Hall One Day Conference Open House  – March 15, 2015 (Los Angeles, CA)
Open house for alumni and supporters coinciding with Southern California’s One Day Conference at LA City Hall.

2014 Events

Election Results Roundtable  – November 11, 2014 (Washington, DC)
Post-election discussion in Washington, D.C. hosted by JSA and The Podesta Group, featuring speakers from Bloomberg News, The Hill, The Washington Post, Fox News, and the Maryland Democratic Party.

Election Night Viewing Party – November 4, 2014 (Los Angeles, CA)
Election night results viewing party hosted in Los Angeles, with a panel moderated by JSF Trustee Dan Schnur.

Election Night Viewing Party – November 4, 2014 (New York, NY)
Election night results viewing party and happy hour hosted in New York City.

80th Anniversary Kick-Off Gala – August 16, 2014 (Redwood City, CA)
Celebration in the Bay Area on behalf of JSA’s 80th birthday, with alumni from as far back as the 1940s getting a chance to meet the JSA student leaders of today.

Luncheon w/Special Guests Frank Baxter and Dan Schnur – April 13, 2014 (Los Angeles)
Los Angeles luncheon in celebration of JSA, with a portion of proceeds allocated for summer program scholarships to students from the Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools.

Return to Congress! MAS/TX Visit + Happy Hour – February 22, 2014 (Washington, DC)
Washington, D.C. Alumni mixer coinciding with Winter Congress for the Mid-Atlantic and Texas States.


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