Welcome to AAUW’s Harrisburg, Pennsylvania branch. AAUW is an organization of more than 100,000 members who value education and equal rights — and together provide a powerful voice for women and girls.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016: Enjoy a fireside chat with poet and story-teller Marian Cannon Dornell. She provides a historical perspective on slavery and segregation in Harrisburg, as well as the lasting legacy on our lives today. Her collection of poems, A Unicorn in Captivity, was published in February 2015. 6:30pm – 9:00 p.m. For location details contact HbgAAUWPrograms@gmail.com .
The 2015 Scholarship Committee selected three young ladies who not only embody the ideals of AAUW, but also the spirit, educational and societal values of the women for whom the scholarships are named. More…
AAUW Harrisburg is proud to announce that Carrie Wissler-Thomas is the 2015 recipient of its Community Woman of the Year Award. She will be honored for her outstanding dedication to the arts in our community. Carrie’s name is synonymous with the Art Association of Harrisburg. More…
NEWS: GATEWAY TO EQUITY AWARD
March, 2015: The Harrisburg Branch presented the 2015 Gateway to Equity Award to Girls on the Run, Capital Area. Gillian Byerly, the Executive Director, accepted the award. More…
Formed in 1921, AAUW Harrisburg is a branch of the AAUW national organization. Our mission is advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.
Many know of AAUW locally through our support of scholarship and community programs. Our scholarship program helps assists local college students as well as women returning students. We also support national AAUW scholarships and research toward educational equity for women and girls.
The branch program calendar and special interest and community service groups offer more than one hundred local activities over the membership year. Read More
The American Association of University Women was founded in 1881 by a group of 17 women who defied conventions of the times and earned college degrees. Founders Marion Talbot and Ellen H. Richards envisioned an organization uniting female college graduates to play it forward, helping other women attain higher education and finding opportunities to put their education and training to use. Read More