AAUW State College Branch
Our Mission Statement: To advance gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy.
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. Our State College Branch has a long history of leadership and community service. A few highlights include:
Founding of the Voluntary Action Corps (now known as the Community Help Centre);
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.
Financial grants to local non-profit charitable groups
Scholarships ranging from $3,000 to $7,000 to adult women in Centre County who have resumed undergraduate study.
STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) initiatives that include support of in-school and after school STEM engagement.
Support of national AAUW fellowship and research programs, legal advocacy, and legislative efforts on behalf of women.