The AAUW Carlisle Branch was founded at Dickinson College in 1924. Today the branch focuses on promoting equity for women and girls and on educating the community about women’s concerns through programs, projects, candidates’ nights, and scholarships to Cumberland County women with a financial need. Last year members awarded three $1500 scholarships.
Advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
During the 2015-2016 year the branch programs are:
• Income Inequality
• Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
• Strong Women
• RASE Project and the Recovery Movement
• What the Heck is AHEC?
• Protecting Your Identity and Minimizing Fraud
• What’s All the Buzz About Bees?
We also sponsor several Interest groups — Bridge Flight, Gourmet Group, Community Activities outings, and Book Group — to enrich the local AAUW experience.
Our Community Involvement:
We work locally to advance AAUW public policy initiatives which include voter registration, STEM, Title IX, gender equality, and income equality in the greater Carlisle area. Our Branch also supports charity endeavors in Carlisle. See the Public Policy tab for more information.
Please explore our site to discover what our branch has to offer. We look forward to meeting you soon.
** AAUW, founded in 1881, has a nationwide network of nearly 165,000 members and supporters in 1000 branches. Membership is open to graduates holding an associate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university.