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1 Texas Branches are Committed to Research Education Advocacy Philanthropy

2 REAPing the Benefits RAAUW RESEARCH is the foundation of all AAUW programs and projects. EEquitable and accessible EDUCATION for all women and girls has been the bedrock of AAUW for more than 130 years. AAAUW ADVOCACY for laws that give women a fair chance has changed our world. PAAUW PHILANTHROPY is the engine that drives our programming.

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4 REAP Awards Arlington Austin Dallas Denton El Paso Fort Bend County Northeast Tarrant County North Harris County Plano/Collin County Southwest Dallas County Tarrant County Tyler West Harris County

5 Arlington Branch The Arlington Branch contributes to the AAUW Educational Opportunities Fund and supports local education projects such as: HOPE Tutoring Project Reading is Fundamental Adult Literacy They support the Legal Advocacy Fund as well as the Kathryn Head UTA Scholarship Fund; last year 3 undergraduate women received their scholarships.

6 Arlington Arlington members helped register voters on the UTA campus. Their Action Fund/Public Policy chair sends Mission in Action and Action Alerts to all members, and many members regularly respond to the Two Minute Activist. The branch has four study groups; three study books and one studies famous women.

7 Austin Branch The Austin Branch has copies of AAUW research available at all branch meetings and community events. Women in Community Colleges: Access to Success was distributed during the Pelosi reception at Austin Community College. Members support all AAUW funds and two local endowed scholarships by adding contributions when they pay their dues. The branch is represented on the boards of Girlstart and Latinitas.

8 Austin Austin branch members attend state and national meetings and serve on the AAUW Texas Board of Directors. The branch continues to support their “historic” philanthropy, Mainspring Schools.

9 Dallas Branch Dallas Branch member Pat Clendenin researched educational opportunities at both Dallas and Collin County Community College systems and presented her findings to the branch. Members promoted the branch and AAUW at the Conference on Teaching About the UN at SMU. They contribute to both the Legal Advocacy Fund and the Educational Opportunities Fund.

10 Dallas They sent a student to NCCWSL. The Dallas Branch participated with Plano-Collin County in a Meet the Candidate Program and a public forum on Human Trafficking. Dallas completed the Lorena Alexander Research and Project Grant and continues to support the Ann Richards American Fellowship, and awarded 7 local scholarships.

11 Denton Branch Copies of all AAUW research reports are displayed at community events and provided to local libraries and the Women’s Studies departments at TWU and UNT. Denton branch sends two or more students to NCCWSL each year and hosts presentations on campus for NCCWSL attendees. They will award 5 local scholarships this year. Denton branch and TWU host an annual Expanding Your Horizons conference. This year 200 girls attended.

12 Denton Denton members work with the League of Women Voters to provide voting information. Branch programs focus on the AAUW mission and are open to the public. Hundreds of dollars in gift cards were collected and given to the Coordinator of Social Services for the Denton ISD for students whose needs are not covered by other funds.

13 El Paso El Paso branch participates in the Joining Forces Initiative to promote outreach between communities and their military neighbors: The El Paso Conference for Women (with Lisa Maatz) Screening of The Invisible War with a discussion of the Fort Bliss SHARP program (sexual harassment/assault response/prevention)

14 El Paso They provide logistics and program assistance with the UTEP Mother/Daughter program They partnered with Latinitas to produce an annual Aim High! Conference El Paso branch sends several young women to NCCWSL from the UTEP Women in Business group They provide between 2 and 4 local scholarships each year

15 Fort Bend County Branch All Fort Bend County Branch meetings are open to the public and offer mission-based programs. The Legal Advocacy Fund and Eleanor Roosevelt Fund are the focus of two annual fund raisers. Fort Bend County members assist West Harris County with their annual Expanding Your Horizons. The branch budgets to send leaders to state and national conventions.

16 Fort Bend County Members subscribe to Mission in Action and Action Alert and send letters, petitions, and e mails to their elected representatives. They help register voters for local and state elections. Funds are raised for the AAUW Educational Opportunities Fund as well as one local scholarship for Wharton Junior College. Two Fort Bend County members are part of the Legacy Circle.

17 Northeast Tarrant County Collaborated with Tarrant County College to screen Miss Representation and The Revisionaries. The branch budgets financial support for the Eleanor Roosevelt Fund and the Legal Advocacy Fund. Branch members serve on district, state and national boards and committees for AAUW. The branch supports students and teachers of the KEYS school throughout the year.

18 NETC NETC members are politically active and collected more than 75 signatures for the Stand with Texas Women and Children petition. All branch programming addresses AAUW issues such as Title IX, the Affordable Care Act, and immigration. The branch collaborates with LWV for candidate forums and to register voters. In addition to supporting the Ann Richards endowment, the branch gives more than $4000 in local scholarships.

19 NETC And in their spare time, they put this convention together!

20 North Harris County North Harris sponsors Lone Star College Affiliates; the group received the Outstanding Academic Award for college organizations for having the highest overall GPA of any group in the college. High School Summits, sponsored by North Harris, provide an outstanding STEM experience for girls. The branch supports the Legal Advocacy Fund.

21 North Harris The branch screened The Invisible War. Lone Star College Affiliates met with state legislators in Austin to plead for more funding for college education. The branch awarded almost $29,000 in local community grants and $1,500 to the Virginia R. Lyon AAUW American Fellowship.

22 Plano/Collin County After reviewing the AAUW 2013 research, Plano/Collin County changed their branch programming to concentrate on the AAUW mission. The branch circulates research to members and posts links to AAUW research on the branch website and social media. The branch collaborated with TWU to present a $tart $mart workshop on campus.

23 Plano/Collin County The branch continues to support local scholarships and the AAUW Educational Opportunities Fund; since 1974, they have awarded 389 scholarships totaling over $265,000 and have contributed $34,000 to AAUW Funds. They co-sponsored, with LWV, a seminar on Human Trafficking. Branch members write letters and send s to elected representatives regarding local and state issues.

24 Southwest Dallas County Members of the branch support the Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Southwest Dallas County leaders attend district and state meetings Branch members write letters and send s to representatives in local, state, and national offices.

25 Southwest Dallas County The branch funds a local scholarship at Cedar Valley College for a non-traditional female student pursuing a STEM career One branch member is a Legacy Circle member.

26 Tarrant County Branch Tarrant County Branch board members are reading Community Colleges: Access to Success and discussed the report at the March board meeting. They increased from one to two scholarships per semester at Tarrant County College. Members signed the Stand with Texas Women and Families petition. TCB sponsored its 13 th Sister to Sister Summit for middle school girls from five FWISD schools.

27 Tarrant County Branch Collaborated with TCU Women’s Studies Department, the Fort Worth Library, and UNT ob/gyn women doctors for mission-based programming open to the public. A new Public Policy interest group worked on the petition. The Community Service interest group trained 12 volunteer registrars for the general election. TCB makes significant contributions to AAUW’s Educational Opportunities Fund and the Legal Advocacy Fund.

28 Tyler Tyler supports $tart $mart workshops at the University of Texas at Tyler, presenting and training new facilitators Tyler sends a local student to NCCWSL each year, after providing scholarships to the program for years. Branch member Gail Johnson is a NCCWSL presenter as well as the $tart $mart trainer. Great Decisions Foreign Policy discussions are sponsored by the branch with LWV and the library.

29 Tyler Tyler budgets for support of the AAUW Educational Opportunities Fund, working to complete a $100,000 American Fellowship by Individual branch members also support AAUW Funds and the Public Policy Fund. The branch offers a variety of local scholarships totalling more than $6000 and administers a privately funded scholarship to a single working mother returning to college.

30 West Harris County Branch Following their study of Why So Few? the West Harris branch supported a variety of local events that promote STEM education: EYH, the Energy Day Festival, and Hour of Code. The branch’s strong leadership team encourages involvement from both long-term and new members so that new leaders may emerge and continue to carry out the mission of AAUW. Branch members are politically active and are kept informed by articles in the branch newsletter.

31 West Harris County The branch sponsors fundraising activities twice a year to support each of the programs in AAUW Funds. Additionally, three $1600 scholarships to female graduates from area high schools support their studies in STEM fields.

32 Thanks For all you do to promote the mission of AAUW Research Education Advocacy Philanthropy to advance equity for all women and girls


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