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As one of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW is providing $3.9 million in funding for fellowships and grants to 250 outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in the 2018–19 academic year. Deadlines for the 2019-2020 year are fast approaching. Check out details at: http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/




Hands on History/Backpack Collection – August 19

Summer Social

NW Suburban AAUW is kicking off our 71st program year on August 19 with a gathering where we will look at our branches’ history of working in the community. Previous members set up and ran a preschool, set up a dental clinic for migrant workers and helped found Oakton Community College.

Join us for light refreshments as we look through scrap books from our 71 years of history. Our project this year is benefiting The Harbour. We will be collecting backpacks for clients of this non-profit organization which serves homeless young women and girls in the north and northwest suburbs.

Our branch partnered with the League of Women Voters of Park Ridge to host an informational session on September 28, 2017 at Lincoln Middle School for community members on “Demystifying School Finance: State and Local.”

Please click here for a recording of the event.

Members from the Northwest Suburban, Rockford and Elmhurst branches came together on Tuesday, September 19 to enjoy a night at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater at Navy Pier. We watched the incredible all female cast performance of The Taming of the Shrew with a suffragist twist.

Northwest Suburban Branch President Cindy Grau and other AAUW members met with Rep. Jan Schakowsky at AAUW’s 2017 Lobby Day during AAUW National Conference in Washington, D.C.