Changing the Climate for Women and Girls: Local Women Rising

Imagine a community with endless possibilities for speaking up for women and girls! Participate in Community Action Projects – Financially Fit for Life, Gifts for Teens, Local Scholarship, Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Tech Trek … See how AAUW San Jose advocates for Pay Equity … Discover how to negotiate salaries through $tart$mart and how to get elected through Elect-Her … Encourage high school students to attend a “Strong Girls, Strong Women” conference … Explore Interest Groups … Attend Programs that are open to a wide audience …  Watch for Open House events throughout the year … Join and make a difference!

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Fall Event
Changing the Climate for Women and Girls – Local Women Rising
September 10
9:30 am to 1 pm
First Congregational Church – 1980 Hamilton Ave (corner of Hamilton & Leigh)Fall Event

9:30 Registration
10:00 Continental Breakfast
11:00 Program

Stop at the Community Action Projects and Interest Group Booths and sign up! Meet your new Board, Local Scholarship recipients, Tech Trek participants, and our NCCWSL attendee (What is it? Who is it? Learn it all!). Talk to old friends and make some new friends!

In Memoriam

On June 22, Branch member Helen Stevens, a warm and generous Southern lady, passed away. Hailing from Louisville, Kentucky, Helen earned a Master’s in French Language and Literature, and worked for over 15 years as Director of International Programs and Services at SJSU where she livened up staff meetings by turning up her Kentucky drawl or breaking into song. Helen was actively engaged in her community, serving on the Board of the Preservation Action Council of San Jose, and as International Chair and College/University Relations Chair. She will be greatly missed by the Branch.
Donations can be made in Helen’s memory to:
Helen Stevens International House Student Resident Scholarship Fund (make checks payable to Tower Foundation; online donations at and/or
AAUW Scholarship Fund for Women (make checks payable to ISPF-AAUW of Santa Clara County, indicate “Local Scholarship” in the memo line, and mail to AAUW Local Scholarship, 1165 Minnesota Ave, San Jose, CA 95125. Local Scholarship is a 501(C)(3) project administered by the AAUW Interbranch Special Project Fund.

Quote of the Day

“I don’t think you can really know where you come from until you’ve gone somewhere else and looked back.”
                          Helen Stevens, AAUW San Jose Branch member, educator and world traveler