Community Outreach

Use these resources to make connections and develop relationships with your local community, including with newspapers, businesses, schools, and residents.

Membership Matters — February 2014

There were some big opportunities to engage with current and prospective members around key AAUW issues in recent weeks. Can you guess what some of these opportunities were? On January […] Read more »

  |   , ,   |   February 01, 2014
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Budget 101

In fall 2012 Congress found itself facing a self-made crisis called the “fiscal cliff.” With so much at stake in this debate, AAUW launched an online series called “Budget 101” to break down the details of the tough decisions on federal spending and deficit reduction before Congress and the president. Read more »

11 Leadership Essentials for AAUW Branch Programming

Read on to learn how to build powerful, mission-based programs that will help you recruit and retain new members. Read more »

  |   , ,   |   January 29, 2014

Quick Facts on the Common Core Standards

AAUW supports states’ voluntary adoption of the Common Core State Standards Initiative (“Common Core”). If states choose not to adopt these official standards, AAUW urges them to adopt similarly robust […] Read more »

  |   ,   |   January 23, 2014

Quick Facts on Work-Life Balance

As more of the workforce is comprised of women, concerns about balancing the demands of work and the needs of families have emerged. Unlike the majority of developed countries worldwide, […] Read more »

  |   ,   |   January 14, 2014

Share Your Story of Unequal Pay

We appreciate readers’ willingness to share their stories to help us make the case for fair pay to elected officials and in the media. Read more »

  |   ,   |   January 13, 2014

Read Linda Hallman’s Interview with “International Innovation”

AAUW Executive Director and CEO Linda D. Hallman was highlighted in the U.K.-based research journal International Innovation. Read more »

  |   ,   |   January 03, 2014

The AAUW Achievement Award

The AAUW Achievement Award is presented to an individual whose record of achievement in any scholarly or professional field spans 20 or more years. Through this award, AAUW publicly recognizes the highest standards of service in the public and private sectors. Read more »

  |   ,   |   December 11, 2013

How to Put Together an Issue Forum, Town Hall, or Tele-Town Hall

Issue forums, town halls, and tele-town halls are ways to gather people in your community and educate them about a specific issue. The basic steps for each event are the same, but you can customize the event depending on your audience and community. Read more »

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Use This Lesson Plan to Introduce Girls to Engineering

Winning “Battle of the Plans” lesson, Fifth-Graders Can Be Industrial Engineers, Too! A Greeting Card Assembly Line, teaches girls what it’s like to be an industrial engineer through a creative activity that models assembly-line production. Read more »

  |   , ,   |   December 05, 2013