AAUW: MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR WOMEN & GIRLS
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) empowers all women and girls to reach their highest potential.
The Morgan Hill Branch of AAUW was chartered in 1981 and has over 150 members. It is one of 140 branches in California.
The Morgan Hill Branch:
- Offers educational opportunities, leadership development, fun, and fellowship through a variety of programs, projects, branch activities, and interest groups.
- Awards local scholarships for high school senior girls and women re-entering education after an absence.
- Provides subsequent "Keeping In Touch" grants to previuos scholarship winners.
- Annually sponsors a college student to attend NCCWSL ( National Conference for College Women Student Leaders), America's permier conference for college women, preparing them to be the next generation of leaders.
- Annually sponsors branch member participation in in Leadership Morgan Hill, a local training and development program created to inspire future leaders to community service.
- Provides funds for students to attend Tech Trek at Stanford, an AAUW California math and science camp for middle school girls. Provides additional grants to the Stanford camp for field trips or special projects.
- Offers teenage girls interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) projects, activities, and field trips through the branch's GEMS (Girls Engaged in Math & Science) after school enrichment program.
- Provides Community Action Grants to local non-profit organizations for specific programs or projects consistent with AAUW's mission of equity for women and girls.
- Sponsors a local Speech Trek competition, as part of a state-wide speech contest offered by AAUW California.
- Donates thousands of dollars each year to the AAUW Fund to support national AAUW programs.
The Wildflower Run:
The Morgan Hill branch raises its funds through the Wildflower Run, an annual 10K, 5K, 2K run, now completing its 33rd year and a Morgan Hill tradition. To learn more about the Run, to register, or to become a sponsor, go to our Wildflower Run website.
- Since 1881, AAUW has been the nation's leading voice promoting education and equity for women and girls. With a nationwide network of nearly 80,000 members, 1,000 branches, and 800 college and university partners, AAUW's voice makes a difference on critical women's and civil rights issues.
- Tech Trek, initially an AAUW California project, is now coordinated at a national leve.
- The AAUW Fund is one of the world's largest sources of funding exclusively for graduate women. Each year it provides $4 million in fellowships and grants to support women in their professional and academic careers. The AAUW Fund also supports public policies that advance equity for women and girls, works to challenge sex discrimination in higher education and the workplace, through their Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF), and conducts research on issues related to gender equity.
At the State level:
- AAUW California was launched in San Francisco in 1886. It is the state's most active and diverse organization for women with nearly 13,000 members in 140 branches.
- AAUW CA supports state programs: Speech Trek and Money Trek.
last updated: 3-24-16 eam