MISSION STATEMENT | AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research.
VISION STATEMENT | AAUW will be a powerful advocate and visible leader in equity and education through research, philanthropy, and measurable change in critical areas impacting the lives of women and girls.
DIVERSITY STATEMENT | In principle and in practice, AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or class.
AAUW has been named a 4-Star Charity three years in a row by Charity Navigator–America’s largest and most used rating agency. Only 10% of charities evaluated are awarded this rating. This means AAUW efficiently applies our generous donations to efforts that achieve our mission—advancing equity for women and girls.
July Summer Retreat – Saturday July 11, 2015
The annual Summer Retreat at Country Cupboard Lewisburg was held Saturday July 11, 2015. This year’s program included presentations from Ron Cowell, President of the Education and Policy Leadership Center in Pennsylvania, along with our Public Policy Co-Chairs and Education Committee on our continuing state public policy initiative in public education as well as an update from the national AAUW convention. Mr. Cowell and other presenters discussed some of the issues with public education in PA including funding, teacher recruitment, and charter/cyber-charter schools. They also provided direction on how we as branches and individuals can advocate for change including the important role that school boards play in a community and how we can impact their work.
Make Your Voice Heard on Fair Education Funding, PA State Standards, Charter Schools, and Cyber Charters
Yes, education is very much on the agendas of our PA Senate and House legislators. It is very much on the minds of members of our local communities, from school superintendents to teachers, property owners, and all taxpayers. It is, along with economic sufficiency, an AAUW-PA public policy priority issue – and now we’re taking this issue to the Capitol.
Public Policy Co-chairs Toni Hoffman and Susan McNamara