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.
The January AAUW-TC Branch Meeting will feature a presentation by local artist Ginger Blodgett. Ginger has taught watercolor, acrylic painting and other mediums in the Tri Cities for her entire career. She will be leading us in a group watercolor experience so be sure to bring an old paint shirt. Whether you consider yourself a painter or not you may find this more fun than you could ever imagine.
Our meetings are open to the public so bring a friend!
When: Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 11:30 a.m.
Where: Clover Island Inn on the 4th floor in the Captain’s Table
In Recognition of 2019 Tech Trek Donors
Soroptimists International of Three Rivers
Pasco Kennewick Rotary Club
Kiwanis Club of Pasco
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