Assistance League of Portland
As part of the National Day of Service in early 2009, NEW Leadership Oregon Alumnae and Board Members partnered with the Assistance League of Portland to provide Assault Survivor Kits to OHSU and Portland Adventist Medical Center's emergency rooms. In a matter of a few weeks, NEW Leadership Oregon was able to organize 25 complete survivor kits that included a full set of clean clothes, flip flops and toiletries to help women who have been sexually assaulted to leave the hospital with dignity. The Assistance League and the Center for Women, Politics & Policy are working on a strengthened partnership in 2010 that will allow the Assistance League to provide these kits to 4 additional hospitals in the Portland metropolitan area. Details on the partnership and the 2010 service project are still being finalized. Check back to learn more about our National Day of Service partnership with the Assistance League of Portland and how you can get involved.
American Association of University Women, Oregon
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research. AAUW of Oregon promotes advocacy, takes action to empower women and girls, and connects the Association with branch members. Membership is open to all graduates who hold an associate or equivalent, a baccalaureate, or higher degree from a college or university on the AAUW list of qualified institutions. Student affiliate memberships are also available for those currently enrolled in a qualified institution of higher learning. The AAUW Oregon Chapter has generously partnered with CWPP to provide an NLO program scholarship for college women pursuing studies in the sciences, facilitate wage negotiation trainings with our programs, and partner to provide Elect Her (a training program for college women to run for student government run jointly with Running Start).
Century of Action: Oregon Women Vote
Century of Action: Oregon Women Vote is a project led by historians who are planning for the centennial of Oregon women gaining the right to vote in 2012. Using the anniversary as a broad, unifying theme, they are working with organizations across the state, small and large, and with a wide range of goals and expertise to enhance the recognition and study of women in Oregon. The Center for Women, Politics and Policy is committed to partnering with Century of Action and will be a leader among those organizations. Learn more about the Centennial at http://www.oregonsuffrage.org.
The Center for Women, Politics & Policy (CWPP) serves as a national ally to Vision2020, a project of the Institute for Women's Health and Leadership at Drexel University College of Medicine.