AAUW (American Association of University Women): www.aauw.org is a national organization of 100,000 women and men in 1500 branches across the country. AAUW promotes equity for all women and girls, lifelong education, and positive societal changes.
We support the National AAUW mission:
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
Membership is open to men and women. AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. Membership is open to all college graduates and those with associate degrees (or equivalent). Undergraduate college students can join as affiliate members.
The Downers Grove Area Branch was founded in 1949 and has approximately 100 members from Darien, Downers Grove, Lisle, Westmont and other locations. As a branch, we study global issues, promote women's education, and meet for social events.
We support the AAUW Public Policy Program:
We have been active in promoting AAUW's Public Policy agenda to legislators and the public through our extensive voter registration program and our focus on local high school students.