AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

Community Action Projects

Community Action Projects

GIFTS FOR TEENS

The Gifts for Teens project provides community support and help to homeless and low-income San Jose teenagers. Sturdy duffels and totes, about 1,500 bags, are stuffed with fun and practical gifts and distributed at holiday time to teens living in poverty. 

Newsletter November 2014    Holiday Boutique Supports Local Scholarships
In News

Newsletter November 2014 Holiday Boutique Supports Local Scholarships

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 | No Comments

Who are these smiling women? Each of them received scholarships from AAUW San Jose last year. You can help bring smiles and financial assistance to another group of deserving women by shopping at the Holiday Boutique on Saturday November 15. Your purchases will support the Local Scholarship Fund and give you a head start with your holiday shopping. You’ll find gift baskets, hand-crafts, baked goods and much more at our Headquarters at 1165 Minnesota Ave (next door to the Willow Glen Library). Open from 9 am to 3 pm. Please come and bring your friends! Read about the Holiday Boutique and more in the November BONFIRE.

Newsletter October 2014
In News

Newsletter October 2014

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 | No Comments

2014-10 BONFIRE

The best way you can honor the brave suffragists who helped secure the passage of the 19th Amendment is to VOTE and ACT. AAUW members VOTE, even in mid-term elections like the upcoming one on November 4. We ACT to motivate young women to vote as well. Spread the word that AAUW is recommending the nonpartisan website canIvote.org, where voters will find state by state information. The Branch Public Policy Committee will bring this information to students at the C/U campuses, along with voter education on issues. We are partnering with the League of Women Voters for a Pros and Cons Forum on October 11 at the Bascom Avenue Library Community Room (see front page). AAUW-CA ballot initiative positions are available at aauw-ca.org.

Holiday Boutique, November 15, Opportunity to Get a Head Start on Holiday Shopping while Supporting College Scholarships for Local Women

Holiday Boutique, November 15, Opportunity to Get a Head Start on Holiday Shopping while Supporting College Scholarships for Local Women

Posted by on Sep 26, 2014 | No Comments

Join us November 15, 10:00- 3:00 for the 2014 Holiday Boutique to support scholarships for local women seeking their 4-year college degree. Located at 1165 Minnesota Avenue, San Jose 95125

This May, AAUW San Jose awarded twelve women scholarships ranging from $4,000 to $1,500. Recipients attend San Jose State University, UC Santa Cruz, UC San Diego, Santa Clara University, CSU East Bay and SF State University. These women are majoring in engineering, nursing, prelaw, psychology, occupational therapy and administration of justice.

Fill a Bay – Spread Holiday Joy
In News

Fill a Bay – Spread Holiday Joy

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 | No Comments

Imagine the smile on a disadvantaged or homeless teen’s face then they receive an unexpected holiday gift. Get a head start and begin holiday shopping early by contributing to Gifts for Teens and help AAUW San Jose make this scenario a reality! Visit the Gifts for Teens web site to learn more about this project and to make a donation. Make a difference in the life of a teenager this holiday season. www.gifts4teens.org Volunteers are needed to fill over 1000 gift bags and totes in December. To volunteer contact beverly@gifts4teens.org to schedule a date and time to help.