Two Universities Procure Grants for Programs of Importance to Women

The Center for Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin received a three-year $100,200 grant from the Embrey Family Foundation. The grant will be used to fund the NEW Leadership summer institute for the next three years. The six-day program will bring undergraduate college women to campus to encourage their participation in the political process.

The NEW Leadership program began at Rutgers University’s Center for American Women in Politics. There are now 21 participating colleges and universities. More than 3,500 women have participated in NEW Leadership summer institutes.

The University of California at Merced received a grant from the Verizon Foundation to adopt the Know Your Power Bystander Social Marketing Campaign on campus. The program, first initiated at the University of New Hampshire, encourages community members to take an active role in preventing sexual and relationship violence. The program encourages bystanders to take a proactive approach to stop sexual violence before it occurs.

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