Campus Action Project 2008-09

Using the CAP grant funding, students will put into action the recommendations from AAUW’s 2008 research report, Where the Girls Are: The Facts About Gender Equity in Education.

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Meet the 2008-09 CAP Teams

Special thanks to the Mary Ann Ahrens Giving Circle and to Lilo and Gerard Leeds for providing substantial support for the 2008-09 Campus Action Projects.

BRADLEY UNIVERSITY

Girls CAN!
Through a series of workshops, events, and projects held throughout the spring, the Bradley University CAP Team in Peoria, Illinois, raised the awareness of 50 girls in the 4th grade about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON

Promoting Mathematical Confidence among Latina Pre-Service Teachers
The CAP Team at California State University, Fullerton, in Fullerton, California, empowered Latinas preparing to be mathematics teachers through team meetings with Latina students, conducting video interviews with the students, creating an interactive website with resources and interview clips, and presenting their findings at campus forums.

DOANE COLLEGE

Helping Immigrant Girls See Themselves in College
The Doane College CAP Team in Crete, Nebraska, paired college women and Hispanic female high school students in the area in mentoring relationships and in April they held a career day for 100 rural students.

FRANKLIN AND MARSHALL COLLEGE

College Connections: A Partnership between Franklin & Marshall College and Columbia High School
The Franklin and Marshall College CAP Team in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, paired 20 college students with 20 ninth graders in mentoring relationships which include attending seven half-day sessions on campus on Saturdays to help the students understand more about college and college life.

IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY

ISU: Women’s Leadership Summit
During a weekend summit in May 2009, the Idaho State University CAP Team in Pocatello, Idaho, hosted over 50 female high school students from rural parts of Idaho to help them learn about college and leadership.

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY

We>Start! An Old South Baton Rouge Initiative
Through five consecutive sessions, the Louisiana State University CAP Team in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, helped single mothers learn how to overcome some of the educational barriers they face.

SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY

Empowering Moms, Empowering Minds: Single Moms and College Success
Through two main initiatives the Shenandoah University CAP Team in Winchester, Virginia, addressed issues facing singles moms who want to attend college.

SUNY ONEONTA

Decreasing Barriers, Planting SEEDS: Success in Education through understanding Equity and Diversity in Students
Student SUNY Oneonta CAP Team members in Albany, New York, produced a 30-minute documentary featuring interviews with students from the target population about issues and barriers they faced in attending college and how some of those barriers are overcome.

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN AT DEARBORN

Having Our Potential Empowered Mentoring Program
Through a mentoring program with 12 college women students and 12 high school women students, this University of Michigan at Dearborn CAP Team in Dearborn, Michigan, worked to overcome some of the educational barriers low-income and women of color face.

UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON

Women Open Doors
The University of Scranton CAP Team in Scranton, Pennsylvania, paired 50 high school sophomores with trained college students in a mentoring program focused on college readiness which culminated in a day trip to the university.

UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA

Girls Personal Development Summit for 8th Graders
During a half-day summit for 200 8th grade girls from low income, minority, and foster families, this University of West Florida CAP Team in Pensacola, Florida, helped to prepare girls for college.

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