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March 10, 2011

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March 10, 2011

In 1990, I received a Project RENEW grant from AAUW to return to school for a Master of Public Health degree in health education. Two decades later, I am proud to be an AAUW member--helping give someone else the opportunity for continuing their education.

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I received help in continuing my education as an "older" student with two young children.

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October 17, 2010

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October 17, 2010

AAUW is funding my first year of graduate study in Systems of Justice: Human Rights. When I finish my degree in 2012, not only will I have a Master's degree, I will be fully bilingual (my school is in Puerto Rico and all my classes are in Spanish) and a certified conflict mediator. The AAUW grant is facilitating an enormous leap forward in my professional development, and helping me to better help others in my future career. Thank you!

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I am a Career Development Grant recipient for the 2010-2011 academic year.

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I am happy with my experience with AAUW. I have no recommendations at this time.

October 2, 2010

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October 2, 2010

Tell your story here and help others understand this charity American Association of University Women is an extraordinary organization. This past spring, I was awarded a Career Development Grant, which is helping pay for my Master's Degree in Social Work. I am hoping to work in the future with Latina women and their families and AAUW's Career Development Grant is helping me reduce the amount of loan money for graduate education, which will in turn allow me to work at a not-for-profit dedicated to this population up on graduation. I am incredibly grateful for the support I have received from AAUW, as well as the amazing communication I have had with staff members who work there!

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my ability to get an advanced degree and pursue a career in social work!

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One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

October 1, 2010

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October 1, 2010

AAUW is an amazing organization that is greatly supportive of empowering women and girls through education. It is through the Fellowship I was awarded that I was able to attend graduate school and pursue a Masters of Art in Sustainable International Development. It has been a great opportunity to gain education to further advance social justice for vulnerable women and girls particularly in my home country Kenya.

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As an International Fellow, I have seen the success through the financial support and even more through attending AAUW branch events that have been an inspiration by meeting women who share the same values, women who have a passion for empowerment.

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One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 30, 2010

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September 30, 2010

I am a Career Development Grantee for 2010-2011. I cannot adequately express here how grateful I am for this support in creating gender and cultural equity in children's media. Advancing careers can be costly, time consuming and daunting and this grant has been able to focus my energy and getting the most out of my professional education so that I can make a difference in the lives of others.

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that I am now able to better make a difference through advancing my education.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

so kind!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

it could level the playing field for women and men overall, starting with education.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 30, 2010

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September 30, 2010

A year and a half ago I decided to leave the business I founded back in 1999. I began a small consulting business, still within my area of expertise, when I soon realized that my passion for that worked had truly waned. I needed to learn some new skills, but was not earning enough money to afford to go back to school. I began an internet research prject to find grant programs for which I might qualify. I found the AAUW site and its Career Developmetn Program. It was a perfect fit for a woman seeking to change careers in her 40's. The application process was very straighforward. The online application was easy to complete and the award letter came in time for me to register for Fall classes and begin my graduate education in Counseling. I am very impressed with the individuals I have worked with at AAUW and will be forever grateful for the opportunity they have provided me to begin a new career.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Receiving a Career Development Grant

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One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 30, 2010

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September 30, 2010

On state tests, only one third of our state’s minority students are meeting standards in math and science. Our most recent state assessment test, the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP), shows serious deficits in student achievement, particularly for minority students. We created an all girls FIRST LEGO League team. FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is a robotic competition developed for middle school age students. Our goals are to inspire female students to take an interest in science and technology and begin considering these fields as a career. AAUW Funded our organization Clevergirlz to learn to compete building robots and solving a problem. As a result we gained national recognition, and placed in our state competition. This girls have become interested in careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). In addition, the girl members are peerducators in this year's program. We thank AAUW for making a ddfference.

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I have been able to outreach to more girls thanks to AAUW.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Their willingness to help other women.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 30, 2010

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September 30, 2010

I appreciate this organisation ever since I was awarded a scholarship. I was in the US as an alien, moved to support my husband who was in school there and had a scholarship. I later enrolled into graduate school but had no funding. so I applied to this organisation and at that time, there was no hope of continuing, as the money that had supported me had dried out and the proffessor who was supporting my husband had transfered, and the department did have any sort of assistantship. It seemed that my dream was coming to an end, not only a dream but a career because in the University where I wanted to join accepts only PHD gradutes. So this time when I applied and prayed, I was pleasantly supprised to recieve this money as it covered a big cunk of my tuition. I implore this organisation and pray that it will stand in the gap to help the girls with dreams realize them particularly marginalized ones in the different societies.

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I have been part of those supported to achieve higher education

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One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 29, 2010

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September 29, 2010

I just completed a documentary project title Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of WWII. This film shares the little known story of female mathematicians who did secret ballistics research for the US Army during WWII, a handful of whom went on to serve as the programmers of ENIAC, the first electronic computer. The AAUW grant allows me to travel with the documentary this fall, visiting museums, schools and art cinemas. I administer a survey that identifies girls or college-aged women interested in being mentored with professional women interested in mentoring. Then in the spring I'll use this information to create a teaching guide for the documentary that will include 'best practices' for community mentoring of girls in the areas of math, science, engineering and computer technology. The hope is that this will result in more girls pursuing careers in these fields.

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The grant that AAUW has given will personally help me get my documentary to a national audience while also helping to create a mentoring program. I could not have done the tour without AAUW support.

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One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 29, 2010

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September 29, 2010

In 2009, I was the recipient of an American Fellowship from AAUW. That fellowship allowed me to complete revisions to my manuscript which are required as a condition of my employment as a university professor. AAUW supports women in academia at all career states, from graduate study through the professoriate, and women working outside the academy in their local communities. Support from AAUW provided me, in turn, time to work with students and support them in their studies. AAUW is widely recognized within the academy for its commitment to excellence and service. I am proud to be associated with them.

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my career. My affiliation with AAUW has helped me advance my career and made me more aware of the concerns women and girls in education face. As a result, I am a better teacher.

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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