Student loan debt is now a $1.3-trillion problem burdening 44 million borrowers. Experts are talking about the effects of student debt on the economy, but they aren’t talking about its disproportionate effects on women. AAUW takes a close look at that oversight in the new research report Deeper in Debt: Women and Student Loans. Register for the livestream launch event on May 24 or be the first to know when the report is released.
South Division High School graduate, Mayra Alaniz, received a $5,000 AAUW scholarship in 2013. Although Mayra had said back then that she planned to attend Marquette University and major in social welfare and justice, instead she enrolled at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where she is now a senior majoring in government and minoring in sociology.
The Paycheck Fairness Act will help secure equal pay for equal work for all Americans. But until that happens, each state will continue operating under antiquated regulations and piecemeal state and local laws to combat unequal pay. While some states do have stronger laws than other states, AAUW members will keep working to make the whole country a better place for women to live and work.
There are many ways to honor or memorialize someone special or recognize an important event by investing in women and girls through AAUW.
- Celebrate Your Milestone: Establish an Honorary or Memorial Fund
Sponsorship is a powerful way to show your support for AAUW national initiatives and see the results at the local level- Sponsor one of the AAUW programs in your community.
Help the leaders of your branch and others in your state build the skills they need to increase their AAUW impact. Use this step-by-step guide to help you reach out to and plan leadership training for your local branches.
AAUW’s fellowships and grants have provided more than $100 million to more than 12,000 women and projects from 140 countries since 1888.
The AAUW Public Policy Committee (APPC), chaired this year by Karen Francis of Missouri, is accepting comments on the AAUW Public Policy Program until July 25. Your feedback as a member is critical to a successful revision of the PPP.
Is your AAUW branch or Younger Women’s Task Force chapter looking for more ways to strengthen your connection with colleges and universities in your area?
Do you want to help local students develop vital leadership skills?
AAUW’s national campus leadership programs are great tools to help you do just that, and now is the time to get involved!
The American Association of University Women empowers women and girls through philanthropy, advocacy, research and education. The nonpartisan, nonprofit organization has
Milwaukee Branch is proud of this heritage, and that of our Branch, established in 1894.
Since its founding in 1881 AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. Our commitment to the mission is reflected in all aspects of our endeavors within the Milwaukee Branch.
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women and girls have a fair chance.
AAUW empowers all women and girls to reach their highest potential.
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.