For further information on any of the Programs, Projects or Collaborations,
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For more than a century, AAUW has influenced legislative debate on critical issues such as: Education, Social Security, Civil Rights, Sex Discrimination, Reproductive Choice, Affirmative Action, Title IX, Welfare Reform, Vocational Education, Pay Equity, Family and Medical Leave, and Health Care Reform. We work to increase representation of women and minorities in policy making positions. Legislative advocates are in Sacramento and Washington, D.C.
The Educational Foundation is the philanthropic arm of AAUW which creates endowments to award fellowships to American and international women at the dissertation or post-doctoral level. Career Development and Community Action grants enable women to pursue community-based projects and career-related study beyond the bachelor’s degree.
The associated Eleanor Roosevelt Fund supports elementary and secondary teachers as they explore new means of helping girls succeed in the fields of math and science. The AAUW Fremont Branch encourages members to donate and all gifts to the Foundation are tax deductible. These fellowships are awarded on a national level. California has had many recipients, including members of the Fremont Branch. Various activities are planned throughout the year to raise funds for the Educational Foundation. The results of previous years efforts are summarized on the Educational Fund Contributions page.
AAUW’s Legal Advocacy Fund provides financial aid and a support system for women seeking judicial redress for sex discrimination at universities and colleges and other work places. It is the only support fund of this type in the United States. Various activities support this effort including the LAF Walkathon held each October and the Spring Cycling Tour. The December Legal Advocacy Fund Report tells how your contributions are put into action and provides up-to-date news about the work of the LAF.
AAUW Fremont Branch awards two or more scholarships to outstanding Ohlone College students who are continuing their education at a four year college or university. We raise money for this important community service through various activities, with the results shown in Scholarship Contributions. Scholarships are awarded once every year in the spring.
- General Scholarship: In 2014, a $1000 scholarship to a student with any major will be awarded to an Ohlone College student.
- Fine or Performing Arts Scholarship: In 2014, a $1000 scholarship to a student with a major in any Fine Arts or Performing Arts focus will be awarded to an Ohlone College student.
If you wish to apply for a scholarship, please contact the Ohlone Foundation at www.ohlonefoundation.org.
The Fremont Branch successfully initiated this program in 2008-2009. We collaborate with libraries, school districts, and other interested organizations. We select a new book each year and hold monthly group discussions for the public. The books we have featured thus far are:
- Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
- Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
- Hot, Flat and Crowded by Thomas Friedman
- Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
- Lots of Laughter A varied program focusing on humor in a number of media to get us giggling.
- Half the Sky by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn