List of Branch Special Projects

from Gail Garrison, State Special Projects Chair

Prescott Branch                  January 2011                                                      $1,000

AAUW Centennial Scholarship 
The branch established a fund at the Yavapai College Foundation to provide scholarships for women and girls.

Flagstaff Branch                  January 2011                                                      $1,000

Helping Women Succeed: Better Childcare in Flagstaff  
The branch held a bazaar for working mothers and mothers attending community college or university.  Those presenting were certified caregivers and local support organizations.

Scottsdale Branch               January 2011                                                      $1,000

Celebrating Arizona Women 
The branch partnered with Scottsdale Community College to present a production whose purpose was “to bring to light the impact of women on Arizona’s early development and to foster appreciation of the diversity and excellence of women’s roles in Arizona today.”

West Valley Branch             May 2011                                                            $1,400

ASU Osher Course on Women 
The branch partnered with ASU OLLI to present two sessions “Female Sex Slavery in Life, Literature and Film” and “The Making of Man (and Woman!) In the Television Age” with the goal of bringing knowledge of women and their roles in culture to the over 50 retired population.

Prescott Branch                   May 2011                                                         $698.37

Arizona Centennial Activities 
The branch wrote and performed a history of Prescott for the community.

Casas Adobes, Green Valley, and Tucson Branches     November 2011    $89.49

Celebrate Women and the Arizona Centennial
The branches, in conjunction with the centennial, wanted to educate communities in southern Arizona of women’s contributions in the shaping of the state in the areas of culture, business, education and politics. This was accomplished through speakers, displays of notable women, museum dresses of women around the turn of the century.

Scottsdale Branch              November 2011                                             $208

Showcase Miss Representation: Dispelling Gender Stereotypes 
The branch purchased the film “Miss Representation” to be shown at a series of Scottsdale events and to be available to other AAUW branches.

Southeast Valley Branch     June 2012                                                $550.34          

Meeting and Interacting with Women in Science, Technology and Engineering 
The branch organized presentations to students in a local elementary school lab for hands-on-workshops by seven female presenters from a variety of STEM fields.

Scottsdale Branch                June 2012                                                 $274.09

Girls Bullying Girls: What Can AAUW Do? 
The branch sponsored a program to address bullying featuring a psychologist working on bullying response programs.

Prescott Branch                 September 2012                                        $1,200

Parenting Classes to Women in Recovery
The branch sponsored classes for women who are in recovery and/or victims of domestic violence.  These classes provided skills for parenting children 0-18, as well as instruction for literacy development and anti-bullying skills.

Green Valley Branch         January 2013                                                   $875.82

Expanding Your Horizons 
The branch sponsored a STEM Conference for 7th, 8th, and 9th grade girls with presenters doing hands-on workshops.

Prescott Branch                   June 2013                                                          $700

Anti-Bullying Outreach Event 
The branch organized a two day event to include a screening of the movie “Bully” and several school and community presentations to bring increased awareness and education regarding all kinds of bullying behaviors.  The movie is available for use by branches.

SE Valley Branch                June 2013                                                      $1,513.55

Branch 25th Anniversary: Celebration of AAUW in Southeast Valley 
The branch’s goal was to promote AAUW’s mission and contribution to education within their surrounding communities. Included was a panel focusing on current education challenges and AAUW solutions, as well as a display of branch achievements, past and present.

Northwest Valley Branch     September 2013                                       $416.71

From Suffragists to Senators – Film Series and Discussion 
The branch in conjunction with other organizations sponsored a series of three films followed by guided small group discussions.

Green Valley Branch          January 2014                                                      $600

Expanding Your Horizons 
The branch in collaboration with the U of AZ Women in Science and Engineering and Freeport MacMoran sponsored a STEM Conference for 7th, 8th, and 9th grade girls with presenters doing hands-on workshops.

Northwest Valley Branch   October 2014                                               $550.19

A Taste of Success – Sundown Style: Creating Self Awareness and Confidence 
Branch members met with female high school seniors enrolled in an Alternative Education Program with the goal to improve self esteem with an eye to their future after graduation.  This mentoring effort was accomplished through speakers and small group discussions.

Northwest Valley Branch   April 2015                                                         $1,800

STEM Initiatives in a K-8 Public School 
The branch, with an active STEM committee, requested funding for a group of girls to attend a STEM camp at ASU – “Engineering Adventure Program: Renewable Energy Geared for Girls.”

Prescott Branch                  April 2016                                                           $250

Tech Savvy Day 
The branch held a series of STEM workshops in conjunction with Yavapai College and support from a national AAUW Tech Savvy Grant for local 7th and 8th grade girls.