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

Wednesday, November 14, 2018. Branch Meeting: Caught in the SNOWstorm with author/researcher Scott Weidensaul. Four years ago, the largest invasion of snowy owls into the eastern US in perhaps a century occurred, marking an unprecedented opportunity to learn more about these mysterious Arctic hunters. Weidensaul will recount how Project SNOWstorm, a huge, collaborative research effort, came together in a few frantic weeks and continues to make discoveries into the life and ecology of the great white raptor. 6:30-9 p.m. at the East Shore Library, Ethel Street, Harrisburg.

Sunday, November 18, 2018: AAUW Culture Vultures Trip: Foothills Artist Studio Tour: Ten artists working in a rich variety of art forms will open their homes and studios located in and around Cashtown and Fairfield just west of Gettysburg in beautiful Adams County PA.  We will visit and meet the artists and enjoy a wide range of painting, pottery, furniture and wood working, photography, stained glass, jewelry, and other beautiful art forms. The trip is filling up fast. If interested, respond ASAP!  Check out the website. Trip details.

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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