The Louisiana AAUW is the leading advocate of equity for women and girls in the state promoting education, opportunity, diversity, and intellectual growth. The Covington-Mandeville Branch has been an essential partner in these efforts.
To Benefit Girls and Women in our Community:
We were partially instrumental in the formulation and subsequent update of the sexual harassment policy of the St. Tammany School District.
Our Girl’s Summit in 1998 contributed to the national educational research project, “Voices of a Generation: Teenage Girls on Sex, School, and Self”.
Career Fairs were presented for girls in 4th-6th grade in order to educate them about various non-traditional career options. Women mentors were provided from careers such as Molecular Biologists, Lawyers, etc.
Our “Women in Transition Workshop” provided information about universities in our area and possible scholarships from the AAUW Educational Foundation.
Current Event Awareness:
Each year since 1973, we have sponsored two community sessions of “Great Decisions”, a Foreign Policy Association discussion group.
We have co-sponsored numerous educational and/or non-partisan political forums which strive to educate the public on issues important in our community and nationally.
And much, much more!