Movie screening and discussion
The Graduates/ Los Graduados
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Join us for an online viewing of Part One of The Graduates/Los Graduados. This PBS film follows three Latinx girls showing first hand the unique educational challenges that face these young women in particular and Latinx High School students in general. The documentary gives insight on pressing issues in education today through the eyes of Latinx students from across the United States.
Following this 53 minute movie will be a brief discussion.
Register by January 10. The zoom link will be sent as soon as it is available.
In November of 2021, our branch awarded two Back-To-The-Books scholarships/grants.
Becky Joy Kristula of Westmont attends National Lewis University and is getting her Masters of Business Administration.
Jill Ploetz of Westmont attends North American University and is getting her M.ED in School Counseling.
Since our first award in 1987, we have awarded 76 scholarships and grants for a total of $123,250.
Our Annual Used Book Sale, which through the work of our membership and volunteers provides the funds for the scholarships and grants, was cancelled due to complications caused by the pandemic. Through an online appeal and personal donations, our branch membership generously donated the funds toward the 2021 awards.
BACK-TO-THE-BOOKS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE FUNDRAISER
Final Total and Acknowledgments
Our goal this year was to raise $6,250, 80% for local scholarships and 20% for our annual donation to National AAUW.
Donations total $7,316 as of August 31, 2021!
Thank you to everyone who donated and made this fundraiser a success. We have enough to move forward with the Back-to-the-Books scholarship applications as well as make a donation to the National AAUW Greatest Needs Fund.
Thank you to the following donors for allowing us to continue to fulfill our mission.
Used Book Sale Supporter
Rare Book Collectors
Sandra Sansone Brennan
Mary Joyce Pickett
Mary Beth Weeks
Used Book Sale Supporter: up to $49; Rare Book Collector: $50 to $499; Educator’s Society: $500 – $1,999; Scholarship Hero: $2000 and above
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The Downers Grove Area Branch was founded in 1949 and has approximately 100 members from Darien, Downers Grove, Lisle, Westmont, and Woodridge. As a branch, we study global issues, promote women’s education, and meet for social events.