Learn about University of Washington Women’s Center
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The Women’s Center at the University of Washington is one of the largest University-based Women’s Centers in the nation. Our mission is to promote and advocate for gender equity and social justice on campus and in the larger community, through educational programs and services that allow all individuals to nurture an equitable, inclusive and compassionate society. Women’s rights are human rights. Below please find some highlights from of our key programs:
- Making Connections opens doors to higher education for first generation, underrepresented youth in local high schools. The program focuses increasing college enrollment and career interests in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Students receive personalized educational support tailored to their needs including tutoring, mentoring and college readiness counseling. Over the past nine years 100% of our graduates were accepted and enrolled in college. In 2014, the Center has partnered with Girls Who Code club, offering computer science classes to our curriculum.
- Alene Moris National Education for Women’s Leadership addresses the imbalance of women in politics by educating college women about the importance of civic engagement and encouraging their involvement in policy making. Participants are from a wide range of socioeconomic, ethnic, and educational backgrounds and receive skill training to become effective leaders in the political arena to bridge the divide in community and political leadership.
- Human Trafficking Research and Violence Prevention examines the root causes of human trafficking and develops strategies to work toward eliminating the trade in our community and around the globe. An ongoing, innovative Anti-trafficking Task Force continues the statewide efforts through education and policy making.
- Re-Entry Program for Returning Students helps re-open the doors to the University by facilitating the transition for women and men who are returning to education after considerable time away.
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