Welcome to the Tri-Cities (WA) Branch of AAUW!

Join-brochure-coverWelcome 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.

We had an outstanding AAUW Equal Pay Day event at WSU Tri Cities on April 10th. Our new member, Danette Keegan, and AAUW Tri Cities Persident Judy Blair handed out large Costco cookies to the women and small Chips Ahoy cookies to the men to represent a reversal of the average 20% pay gap between men and women across the country. The folks at WSU have welcomed AAUW’s presence on their campus for the past two years. All present greatly enjoyed interacting with students, faculty, and administrators. We plan on going to the WSU campus again next year ease and urge you to join us next year for Equal Pay Day when we attempt to close the pay gap by educating the next generation.


Who:  AAUW-Tri Cities Members and Guests
What:  September Fall Kick-Off Potluck Party
When:  September 22, 2018 at 12:00
Where:  Judy Blair’s Home
RSVP:  tricitiesaauw@gmail.com

Come join your friends for an afternoon of fun and Fall feasting!  The Country Spare Ribs and Dessert will be provided – all you need to bring is a salad or a side dish.  It is a great time to bring friends who might be interested in our AAUW Mission of advancing equity for women and girls in our community.  See you there!

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).

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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.

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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.

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