Thank you to our 2016 – 2017 donors!
We would like to thank you for your interest in AAUW and our programs in the community that benefit women and girls! Your generous donation is already making life better for young women.
Girls Can! Career Conference was held on March 11 at Doña Ana Community College where more than 200 sixth grade girls from all over the county and 50 parents attended. The girls participated in three workshops presented by professional career women who provided hands-on activities to help the girls understand what is required for their careers. AAUW has been providing Girls Can! for 23 years.
One AAUW concern is equal pay for equal work. “Equal Pay Day” occurs in early April of each year, and represents the number of days the average woman has to work to bring her income up to the same amount earned by men by Dec 31 of the previous year. Recently, both the Dona Ana County Commission and the Las Cruces City Council issued proclamations recognizing the need for equal pay for equal work.
Tech Trek, a week-long STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) summer camp for eighth grade girls sponsored by AAUW-NM, is coming up in June. Four years ago, the first New Mexico Tech Trek was held at New Mexico State University. This year it will take place at New Mexico Tech in Socorro and will include 60 girls selected from across the state. Funds are raised by AAUW branches all over New Mexico, including our local January program at the Rio Grande Theatre. The actual cost for each girl is close to $1,000. Because of successful fundraising efforts, families will pay only $50 for this life-changing summer camp experience for their daughters.
We are eager to share each new AAUW success with you in a semi-annual newsletter. You may also visit us at http://lascruces-nm.aauw.net or AAUW’s national website at www.aauw.org, for updates on our projects. If you have questions, please email us at email@example.com.
On behalf of everyone here at AAUW, thank you for supporting the future of young women in our community.
Shirley Armstrong, co-president
Donna Rea, co-president
Ann McCullough, coordinator of Girls Can!
Beverly Chambers, 2017 fundraising coordinator, 2017-18 co-president