UW Women's Center
What We Do
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NEW Leadership is a national bi-partisan program developed by the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University to address the underrepresentation of women in American politics. The six-day summer institute educates college women about the important role that politics plays in their lives and encourages them to become effective leaders in the civic and political arena. For more information, click here.
The Women’s Center created an innovative anti-trafficking Task Force comprised of University faculty and staff, state and local legislators, NGOs, and other community leaders who are interested in working to eradicate the trade of human beings. The Task Force is focused on supporting the work of its members, increasing community awareness, reviewing potential policy development, and researching the contexts and consequences of forced labor. Through partnerships with local businesses and various stakeholders, the Women’s Center Task Force is poised to gather real and specialized data to support education, influence policy, and increase public awareness around human trafficking issues. For more information, click here.
The UW Women’s Center Lifelong Learning offers the Seattle area academic preparation with courses that aim to increase accessibility to post-secondary education and college enrollment. To learn more and to sign-up for classes, click here.
Making Connections is a college-readiness program serving 105 Seattle high school students during the 2014-2015 academic year. The primary mission of Making Connections is to increase college enrollment and career interests in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields. One hundred percent of our students are low-income, and most are the first in their family to attend college. For more information and ways to get involved, click here.
The Women’s Center’s Re-Entry Program for returning students provides assistance to dozens of women each year seeking assistance as they re-enter the academic environment, and in dealing with complex family and financial issues.
Re-entry Program provides individualized advising sessions, gathering essential information to assist reentry students in making informed decisions regarding academic and career choices. It also develops a plan of action that is attainable, and educates students in obtaining financial aid and scholarship opportunities, while providing ongoing support through mentoring, coaching and student organized support groups. For more information, click here.
The March to MARCH campaign promotes human rights through readings of SEVEN around the world during International Women’s Month, March 2016.
Directed by Anita Montgomery from ACT, the cast of SEVEN is made up of distinguished Seattle women including The Hon. Christine Gregoire, former governor; Grethe Cammermeyer, Retired National Guard colonel; The Hon. Mary Yu, Washington State Supreme Court Justice; Hia Yin Yin Waing, Director of the Center for Ethical Leadership; Teresa Mosqueda, Washington State Labor Council; Gloria Burgess, leadership consultant; and Sutapa Basu, Director of the University of Washington’s Women’s Center. To learn more about this past event, click here.