Welcome to the Livonia, MI Branch of AAUW!

Advancing Their Education, Serving Their Communities: AAUW 2016–17 Fellows and Grantees

 

 AAUW’s fellowships and grants have provided more than $100 million to more than 12,000 women and projects from 140 countries since 1888.

 

 

 


Register for the 2016 Supreme Court Wrap-up Call


 Our annual Supreme Court Wrap-Up call will be on Tuesday, July 19. Reproductive freedom, access to health care, and affirmative action were on all the court’s schedule. Registration is free to all members, but members must RSVP. We’ll discuss the Supreme Court’s term and analyze decisions that will impact the rights of women and girls across the country.


Share Your Comments on the Public Policy Program 

The AAUW Public Policy Committee (APPC), chaired this year by Karen Francis of Missouri, is accepting comments on the AAUW Public Policy Program until July 25. Your feedback as a member is critical to a successful revision of the PPP.

 


AAUW Honors Sen. Harry Reid as 2016 Title IX Champion

Title IX prohibits sex discrimination in U.S. schools and ensures all students have access to education. Unfortunately, its work is not done. Get the facts about Title IX, know your rights, and find your local K-12 Title IX coordinator.

AAUW marked the 44th anniversary of Title IX on June 23 by hosting our annual Title IX Cupcakes and Champagne celebration on Capitol Hill to honor Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) as the 2016 Title IX Champion. We recognized Sen.  Reid for his dedication to improving educational opportunities for women and girls.


Members! Here’s How You Can Get Involved with Campus Leadership Programs

Is your AAUW branch or Younger Women’s Task Force chapter looking for more ways to strengthen your connection with colleges and universities in your area?

Do you want to help local students develop vital leadership skills?

AAUW’s national campus leadership programs are great tools to help you do just that, and now is the time to get involved!


The Livonia Branch is comprised of 152 women who enjoy working together to advance the AAUW mission of promoting equity for all women and girls, lifelong education, and positive societal change.

AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. Founded in 1881, AAUW is open to graduates with an associate or higher degree from an accredited college or university.  Dues support the operations of the Livonia branch, founded in 1971, as well as the state and national organizations.

Livonia Branch of AAUW provides an opportunity to:

    • Meet women in your community with similar interests
    • Enjoy diverse activities in a friendly atmosphere
    • Help promote education for women at all levels.

Latest News

STEM Event 2016
Co-hosted : AAUW Livonia Branch and Schoolcraft College
Date: Februay 27, 2016
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Salute to Women Luncheon

Janet Newcomer Honored at AAUW –Livonia Salute to Women Luncheon on December 12, 2015

Janet Newcomer Honored at AAUW –Livonia Salute to Women Luncheon on December 12, 2015

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Livonia Branch held its 42nd “Salute to Women” Luncheon on Saturday, December 12, 2015. This year’s honoree was Janet Newcomer. Janet has made it her personal mission to improve the lives of girls and boys at Cody High School in Detroit. She has collected school supplies and clothing for fifteen years. Donating polo shirts and Docker style pants (the uniform) has allowed many girls and boys to attend school.

Recently, Janet started a reading program (Get Reading Detroit) for girls and boys at Cody. Books have been donated for this effort and the incentive awards come directly from Janet. Working with the school leadership, Janet built an effort that provides resources to the students who but for her efforts might not be able to reach for a better future. She sees a need, or a void, and addresses it to the benefit of the students. Since her involvement at Cody, the graduation rates have climbed to over 80% and will continue to grow and the school has become a respectful place to learn. She has been a strong part of the revitalization of the school.

Participants also enjoyed a wonderful slide presentation called “A History of Christmas at Hudson’s”. It was presented by Lucas McGrail, Architectural Historian from Livonia. Many memories were revisited as he detailed the huge part that Hudson’s played in the Christmas shopping and festivities in Detroit.


Photos Show the Power of Tech Trek

Tech Trek 2014 was a huge success. But really, these photos along with a few words from the campers speak for themselves.