Proceeds from our scholarship fundraisers, combined with charitable contributions, bequests and endowments, have enabled us to offer educational assistance and scholarships to local women for over 100 years. Education is a key to equality.
AAUW members serve as tutors to applicants seeking a career in public education. Tutors help applicants, especially from minority communities, prepare for the Praxis test, required for a NJ Teaching Certificate. Our branch is committed to educational equity in our region.
In conjunction with Stockton University, Atlantic County AAUW sponsors the Children’s Theater held in the university’s performing arts center. Members serve as ushers at the performances that take place during the school year and in the summer. These performances provide much-needed cultural enrichment for local children.
In partnership with the Women’s Leadership Initiative, we support United Way’s “Ready! Set! Read!” program. Our volunteers go into low income preschool classrooms, read a book, and then distribute copies for each child to take home and keep.