Support The Women’s Center
Dear UofL Women’s Center Supporter:
Thank you for your interest in supporting the UofL Women’s Center. With continued support from people like you, the Women's Center has grown and so have our programs.
Over the last several years, the Women’s Center has added four new internships in our office, offering practical experience to students for college credit. We’ve also hired an MBA graduate assistant who manages our marketing and serves as the liaison with our Women 4 Women Student Board. Our office has also expanded to the Health Sciences Campus where we have space in the Instructional Building in the medical school and offer services to students on that campus.
With your support, we are sponsoring first generation college students with opportunities to travel to leadership conferences and networking events in Louisville. With your support, we sponsor student led programs for the community including: a Human Trafficking Awareness Conference, a Statewide College Women’s Leadership Conference and an International Women’s Day Celebration and we now sponsor a women’s graduate school group.
Students who participated in our student forums expressed an interest in traveling abroad and learning about the challenges women face in other countries. Recent studies indicate that a study abroad experience increases student involvement and retention and leads to improved graduation rates, so this year the Women’s Center initiated a global learning experience for our students and visited Peru, South America. While in Peru, students learned about the role of women in Pre-Columbian society and visited a women’s facility for adolescent girls who are victims of human trafficking in Peru.
The Women’s Center also supports our student parent group and will be sending student parents and their children to trick-or-treat at the Louisville Zoo, a safe treat most of them would not be able to afford. The Women’s Center is also currently collecting children’s clothing for an exchange project for student parents and a collection of specific items for women homeless veterans in the local area.
We need your continued support and hope you sponsor us by and attending our Women’s Empowerment Luncheon on November 14th or by supporting us financially with a donation to the UofL Women’s Center. All contributions are tax deductible and make sure a huge difference in the life of our students and in some cases, the children they support.
Thank you for your support.
Valerie M. Casey,
Director of the Women’s Center and the Women’s Center Staff