The American Association of University Women awards scholarships for community education

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nevada – The American Association of Women College Women, Chapter Tahoe-Nevada (AAUW Tahoe-NV), located in Incline Village, has awarded several grants to deserving organizations in the Incline Village area. Thanks to the generosity of many donors and AAUW Tahoe-NV’s fundraising efforts, the chapter has awarded over $12,000 that will benefit five local nonprofits through its new Community Education Grant Program, Fall 2022!

“These grants are awarded twice annually to nonprofit organizations serving the Incline Village area in the area of ​​education and in line with our mission,” explains Jane Dykstra, AAUW’s local chapter president. “This was the first cycle of our new grant process. Another cycle will happen in April 2023.”

Volunteer members of the AAUW Tahoe-NV Chapter make up the Grants Committee. Each scholarship proposal is reviewed and the most impactful opportunities are searched for using the score matrix method. The following organizations have been selected for this grant period:

The Washoe County Library, Incline Village Chapter has received funds for the Living Water Garden to be used during the Wed Strange And the fig tuesday activities. The library will also encourage community members to volunteer as gardening assistants and learn about the installation in private homes as an environmentally friendly step in our environment.

Math Intervention Program at Incline Primary School through the Incline Education Fund
It aims to improve the math skills of children who have been most affected in the past two years by infection with the Coronavirus. It is modeled after the reading program that was implemented last year with great results. AAUW Tahoe-NV partially funds this program along with other community donations.

The Culinary Club at Incline Middle School was funded through the Incline Education Fund by AAUW Tahoe = NV, in addition to other community donations, in order to continue their after school program teaching cooking, cooking science, chemistry, and good eating habits to all 150 students during the year scholastic.

Incline High School through the Incline Education Fund has secured funds for their new project in Lead the Way engineering classes. The school has hired a new engineering teacher, Adam Shoda over the summer and is preparing a four-year engineering program focused on the national PLTW curriculum. Needs specific teaching materials. The program is reusable. AAUW Tahoe-NV is excited to help in this direction and hopes to encourage a 51% female presence in these classrooms.

AAUW Tahoe-NV’s STEM program awarded a grant to the Incline Education Fund, sharing 50% of book funding for Incline Middle School. They will buy Girls from programming books. These will be used by the robotics teacher, Mr. Edwards, to encourage programming in hopes of starting an after-school club in the future. Girls Who Code’s mission is to bridge the gender gap in technology and change the picture of what a programmer looks and does.

The AAUW Tahoe-Nevada chapter sponsors a monthly meeting at Incline Village featuring speakers on a wide range of topics for its 157 members. The chapter also has many interest groups (outdoor enthusiasts, book club, and Great Decision discussion group, to name a few) .

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