Welcome to AAUW Harrisburg!

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. Learn more.

ACTION: Take action with AAUW: Our elected officials are making important decisions about education, economic security, health care, and civil rights every day.  Learn more at the AAUW Action Network.

NEWS: For the 2018-19 academic year, AAUW Harrisburg will award four scholarships: the Beverly J. Smith Memorial Scholarship, the Martha M. Dohner Memorial Scholarship, the Mary Lou McDowell Memorial Scholarship and the Ronald D. and Kathleen A. Krausse STEM Scholarship. The application deadline is October 31, 2018. See the Scholarship page for details.

NEXT HARRISBURG BRANCH EVENT

Sunday, August 12, 2018: Summer Social. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED until the fall.  Any questions about our branch may be directed to HarrisburgAAUW@gmail.com.

Saturday, September 22, 2018: Fall Luncheon: PA Books-The Story of Our State with Brian Lockman, President and CEO of the Pennsylvania Cable Network. PCN has produced more than 800 episodes of Brian’s popular interview show, PA Books. He will share some of his favorite books and stories from 20 years of talking with authors. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hershey Country Club. Reserve by September 14. Reservation details.

Our Branch meets regularly September to May. Check the Branch Calendar for summer activities.

NEWS: AAUW Harrisburg’s 2018 Community Woman of the Year Award recognizes two women working for election reform: Chris Baker of Hershey Indivisible and Jean Handley of Fair Districts Dauphin County. Working very closely with the League of Women Voters and other Fair Districts PA sponsors, they educated the public about gerrymandering, generated non-partisan support and informed our legislators of the need for a change to our state constitution to allow voters to choose their representatives, rather than allowing politicians to pick their voters. More...

NEWS: 2018 GATEWAY TO EQUITY AWARD: Bobbi (Roberta) Segin, an Intellectual Disabilities Program Specialist for Dauphin County, is being honored for extending her passion for community inclusion of special needs persons to the organizing and coaching of the Mechanicsburg Cheer Tyme Inspiration program.  More

NEWS: BRANCH AWARDS THREE SCHOLARSHIPS The 2017 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…   Scholarship Applications for 2018 will be available soon; see our Scholarship Page.

ABOUT US

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

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The American Association of University Women, founded in 1881, is the largest and oldest national organization advancing equity for women and girls.  Through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research, we seek to break barriers and provide women and girls a fair chance to pursue their life goals. Read More

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