Through its nationwide network, AAUW opens doors for women and girls and influences public debate on critical social issues such as education, civil rights, and workplace equity. AAUW sponsors community programs, publishes ground breaking research on women and girls, is one of the world’s largest sources of funding exclusively for graduate women, and fights sex discrimination in all levels of education.
ABOUT AAUW STATE COLLEGE BRANCH
The State College Branch of AAUW was founded in 1916 and has approximately 155 members who continually seek ways to work toward improving the lives of all women.
BRANCH HISTORY OF LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
Our State College Branch has a long history of leadership and community service. A few highlights include:
- The founding of the Voluntary Action Corps (now known as the Community Help Centre);
- The founding of PhoneFriend, a helpline for “latchkey” children;
- Providing financial support to Family Health Services;
- Establishing an endowment to provide scholarships to local adult learners.