AAUW-Half Moon Bay


The Half Moon Bay Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is celebrating fifty years of championing our mission of advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. AAUW has been empowering women since 1881.

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For over 130 years, AAUW has been the nation's leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. AAUW is a nonpartisan nonprofit with over 170,000 members and supporters, 1,000 local branches and 800 college and university partners. Over the years, we have focused on the fundamental issues of the day. Today, our issues include closing the gender pay gap and gender leadership gap; advocating for strong enforcement of Title IX to address campus violence and increasing the number of women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

The AAUW Half Moon Bay branch supports AAUW's mission through our membership dues and fundraising. For 50 years, our members, elected officers and supporters have demonstrated their commitment to our mission in many ways including:

• Starting a committee to establish a dedicated bike route from Montara to Half Moon Bay (1969)
• Setting up a recycling center run by members (1971)
• Teaching English to farmworkers and conducting a nursery school program for their children (1971)
• Starting a preschool vision-screening program (1980)
• Creating the "Women of Excellence Awards" to honor local women for their commitment to the betterment of the Coastside Community (1985)

Today, our members continue to volunteer at local schools and offer substantive monthly programs on wide-ranging topics for our members and the public. Our fundraising supports current national and local programs:

• Contributions to support the national organization's research activities, grants and fellowships, and legal advocacy efforts
• Tech Trek scholarships to send local middle-school girls to a weeklong STEM camp at Stanford University and hold a free local STEM camp
• Local scholarships given to women who graduated from local public high schools and are entering their third or fourth year of college

Please learn more about our current programs under the program tab above.

Your donations will be used to continue our national and local efforts to empower women and girls. Thank you for your consideration and support.
"This is a good motivational program for girls that need a little more courage to go into one of these fields. Everyone should have equal opportunities, and this really encourages girls to become more interested in math and science." 2014 Tech Trek attendee and 2016 local STEM camp counselor from the Half Moon Bay Review July 20, 2016

"Tech Trek "opens their eyes to all the possibilities of what you can do as a girl. Coming back, you see the possibilities again, and you see them get what you got out of it." 2011 Tech Trek attendee and 2015 Tech Trek Junior Counselor from the Half Moon Bay Review July 15, 2015

"I didn't think I would go into a field of science. It never occurred to me … (Tech Trek) really opened my eyes to possibilities and choices." 2013 Tech Trek attendee from the Half Moon Bay Review October 3, 2013

"It (Tech Trek) was really awesome being around girls and having fun with math and science." 2012 Tech Trek attendee from the Half Moon Bay Review August 2, 2012

"Girls aren't always encouraged to excel in math, and don't always get opportunities. This was like Disneyland, the most wonderful thing for her to spend a week in math and science. It opened a new world for her." Parent of Tech Trek attendee from the Half Moon Bay Review August 2, 2012