AAUW PURPOSE (MISSION)
“The purpose of AAUW is to advance equity for women and girls
through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.”
Human Trafficking Awareness
Freehold Area (NJ) Branch Human Trafficking Awareness Initiatives Our branch arranged for our local communities to adopt proclamations regarding the problem, and declare January 11 as Human Trafficking Awareness Day.
Bringing AAUW National Programs into our community
Sponsorship by Freehold Area Branch
Support for $tart $mart and Work Smart
AAUW of NJ Tech Trek Camp
@ Stockton University
This camp, which started in 2015, was expanded In 2016, to girls from New Jersey counties where AAUW members volunteered to participate. A number of the Freehold Area Branch members volunteered, including:
Trudy Iwanski and Barbara Prince volunteered to help select campers from Middlesex County (the county where they live).
Barbara Sager helped obtain snacks for the campers.
Joan Carroll’s daughter (Kelly Doyle) served as the keynote speaker on the first day of camp, and participated in Professional Women’s night.
Shevi Salberg helped to plan and organize, and participated in the Professional Woman’s Night, which was held on Thursday evening, July 21, where Tech Trek camp welcomed 41 Women in STEM Professions to a Networking Dinner with the campers.
In addition Freehold Area Branch donated $1000 to the 2016 camp.
In 2017, the camp has been expanded to girls in all 21 counties in New Jersey, with 62 girls accepted to attend the camp. Many of our Branch members volunteered in various roles, including serving on the Student Selection Committee, volunteering for One-Day Tasks, and planning and participating in Professional Women’s night.
The Freehold Area Branch donates a portion of our budget to AAUW National’s funds, in order to help advance equity for women and girls, and to empower women and girls. Funds that our Branch has contributed to include:
The AAUW Fund – General Support where it is most needed