Schoolcraft program points girls to STEM
On February 18th, Carol Strom and 10 volunteers from AAUW volunteered at the Schoolcraft College/AAUW Livonia/Livonia Public schools STEM program for girls. This is the second STEM program that our branch has joined in hosting at Schoolcraft. Carol was very instrumental in the planning efforts for both events. The Livonia Observer had a full page article on this year’s event in its Thursday, February 23rd paper. Thanks to Carol for keeping us involved with this great program and thanks to the volunteers who provided support for the event.
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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.
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STEM Event 2016
Co-hosted : AAUW Livonia Branch and Schoolcraft College
Date: Februay 27, 2016
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Salute to Women Luncheon
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.