The American Association of University Women is a nonprofit organization that has been working to “empower women since 1881.” The organization’s local branch, better known as AAUW Tahoe-Nevada, directly focuses on breaking through educational and economic barriers to allow all females a fair opportunity.
AAUW Tahoe-Nevada is a new member of IVCBA and works consistently in the North Lake Tahoe community to empower females through education. Janet Usinger, President of the AAUW Tahoe-Nevada branch states that AAUW is “incredibly concerned about the subject of higher education for women.”
With this concern one of the main focuses of the organization, the women behind AAUW’s Tahoe-Nevada branch work towards raising scholarship funds year-round in the Incline Village/Crystal Bay community to help support young women who are in need of financial assistance for higher education. AAUW Tahoe-Nevada has a direct partnership with Incline High School to directly provide to local students who are in need. Normally, the organization works to fund one to two students annually, and the scholarship money that’s raised directly goes towards the students’ tuition.
Alongside the empowerment of young females, AAUW Tahoe-Nevada also provides a rich variety of opportunities for members to learn, network, volunteer, lead, and socialize. The Tahoe-Nevada group also has special interest groups such as the Outdoor Enthusiasts (Hike, Kayak, Bike) Club, Book Club, Cooking Club, and even Bunco.
To join AAUW Tahoe-Nevada branch, donate to the organization, or get further information on upcoming events, visit: https://tahoe-nv.aauw.net/aboutus/