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Pasadena Branch AAUW Membership

If you sense you are in a place in your life when you need to do more, that you want to be part of the solution, or at best, support those who are encouraging women to defend their right to be involved in the political, social, educational and health aspects of their community, AAUW is the place for you.  This country needs another Eleanor Roosevelt, Sally Ride or Oprah Winfrey; the time to enlighten women of any age is now.  Won’t you consider attending one of our meetings to learn more?

We value and seek a diversified 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.

We also welcome full-time college students to become Pasadena Branch members, and if they attend an AAUW college/university partner member school, they are eligible to become an e-affiliate member of AAUW at no cost.  Caltech, Pasadena City College, and California State University of Los Angeles are some of our nearby AAUW College/University Membership Partners.

Pasadena Branch, in its 83rd year, has activities including six general membership  meetings (Sept., Oct., Dec., Feb., Apr., and May) per year and special interest group meetings, such as Book Club, Travel Adventures, and a Women’s Issues Group.  There are also many opportunities to develop leadership skills.

We enjoy community ties in which we are involved with local educational institutions and other community organizations.

Saturday, April 8, 2017 was our TECH SAVVY conference for 6th-9th grade girls. Tech Savvy is a daylong conference sponsored by National AAUW and designed to develop girls’ interest and self-confidence in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) disciplines. It is very similar to our long-running Science Day for Middle School Girls, with hands-on workshops covering a wide range of STEM topics, and we will now be including College Savvy sessions on the experience of applying for and attending college, Savvy Skills sessions on the “soft” skills needed to be a successful professional in the 21st century, and adult workshops for parents to learn about how to support their daughters’ interests in STEM careers and college.

We also select and send  girls annually to TECH TREK, a one week summer camp with math and science workshops on the campus of Whittier College.  Furthermore, we partner with PCC and PUSD to select and award scholarships to PCC co-eds, and fund arts grants to PUSD middle schools.

To request more information regarding membership in the Pasadena Branch of AAUW please contact us at aauwpasadena@gmail.com .

Gloria Reynolds,  Membership Co-Vice-President