Past & Present

For more than 70 years, the La Mesa Branch has been active in our community. When we merged with the El Cajon Branch in the mid-1990s, our branch became one of the largest in the state.
• We have maintained our involvement in the community over the years.
• We made presentations in local schools in March for Women in History month & in May for Career Day for 5th-grade girls.
• We have networked with the League of Women Voters & like-minded community organizations.
• Longtime members can be proud of our achievements which continue to attract new members dedicated to our mission to advance gender equity for women and girls through research, education, & advocacy.

• We provide scholarships for women in our local colleges.
• AAUW Fund provides national fellowships, scholarships, & grants for advanced university degrees.
• We fund a Tech Trek camp for middle school girls to enhance their learning opportunities in science, technology, engineering, & math (STEM).
• We host Speech Trek contests for high school students in February.
• First Female is an essay contest for high school girls held in March.
• International Affairs informs us about women around the world such as the Women Peacemakers.
• Public Policy provides us with up-to-date info on women’s issues.