Welcome to the Tri-Cities Branch of AAUW. We are located in southeastern Washington state at the confluence of the Yakima, Snake and Columbia River and include the cities of Pasco, Kennewick, and Richland.
We are an amazing and diverse group of like-minded women who promote and support the mission of AAUW — to improve the lives of women, the lives of their families and the communities in which they live.
We support programs focused on enriching the lives of young girls and young women. We actively raise money for Education Foundation fellowships for American and International graduate women, for the Legal Advocacy Fund (helping women university faculty who are suing to redress gender discrimination), and for scholarships at local colleges.
Our AAUW group provides many opportunities for networking and developing friendships as well as supporting national and international goals for the advancement of women.
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) empowers women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Our nonpartisan, nonprofit organization has more than 170,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and 800 college and university partners. Since AAUW’s founding in 1881, our members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political.
Columbia Basin College Professor Awarded AAUW Grant to Fund Agricultural Spring Camp
Dr. Sandya Kesoju, recipient of an American Association of University Women Grant, will be the featured speaker at AAUW’s September 21st branch meeting at the Clover Island Inn at 11:30 am. Dr.Kesoju recently received a $9,940 grant from the National AAUW Community Action Program for the project “Agricultural Research Needs Young Brainpower: Educating, Encouraging, and Empowering Female Students in the Agricultural Sciences”. This agricultural spring camp is designed to increase female interest in agricultural careers and improve gender equity in the agricultural industry. Dr.Kesoju will serve as the Project Director for the two-year grant which begins this summer and will end in June of 2021 at Columbia Basin College.
The project will conduct a week-long spring camp during spring break each year of the grant for a total of approximately fifty female high school and CBC students. Dr. Kesoju will work alongside CBC’s Outreach team, local high schools, and existing CBC programs such as MESA, SSS, and CAMP to recruit participants, with special emphasis placed on recruiting minority and low-income students. The public is invited to join Dr. Kesoju at the Clover Island Inn at 11:30 am to hear the full description of her program and to enjoy lunch off the restaurant menu with members and guests of AAUW Tri Cities.
WSU Tri Cities Student Welcome tabling event. August 2019
You Are Invited
Who: Tri Cities AAUW members and guests
What: Dr. Sandya Kesoju will speak at the AAUW-TC September Branch Meeting
Spotlight: EWU Tech Trek Student Report
When: September 21, 2019 at 11:30 a.m.
Where: Clover Island Inn, 435 N. Clover Island Drive, Kennewick
Lunch may be purchased off the hotel restaurant menu
The meeting is open to the public.
1. Kansas City/ Missouri Work Smart
The American Association of University Women (AAUW), the Women’s Foundation, and Kansas City’s Mayor Sly James launched the first phase of an initiative to empower 1 million women to successfully negotiate salary and benefits and close the gender pay gap in both Kansas and Missouri. The initiative will begin in Kansas City, where the overall gender pay ratio for the Kansas City metro area is 78 percent (a 22 percent gap).
2. Apply for AAUW’s Fellowships and Grants Today!
Fellowship and grant recipients perform research in a wide range of disciplines and work to improve their schools and communities. Their intellect, dedication, imagination, and effort promise to forge new paths in scholarship, improve the quality of life for all, and tackle the educational and social barriers facing women worldwide. AAUW seeks a diverse applicant pool.
Read More (NOTE: The 2018 application period closes between November 1 and December 1 this year dependent upon program. Be sure to check each individual fellowship or grant program for complete availability and deadline information.)
3. Career Development Grants
Career Development Grants provide funding to women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or reenter the workforce. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields.
4. Strategic Plan
The AAUW Strategic Plan is created through an inclusive process involving the AAUW Board of Directors and staff. The goals, indicators of success, and strategies reflect an integrated approach to fulfilling our mission, vision, and value promise. As AAUW continues to move forward in a changing world, so have our Strategic Plan and our Vision Statement.