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March 19, 2018

Elizabeth O'Roark

Get to know YWLP intern, Elizabeth O'Roark! 

Year: Fourth Year
Major: English (Spanish Minor)
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia

February 20, 2018

Daughters of the Fatherland

Nigeria is home to many young women as the most populous country in Africa with almost half of the inhabitants being women and roughly half of the population aged 15 years old or younger.
While the patriarchal country has had significant moments of women’s rights and feminist movements since its pre-independence days, the fight for female equality is still an issue today.

February 19, 2018

Photo credit: Nick Zuris

Year: Third
Major: Government
Hometown: Fairfax, Virginia
 
Why are you passionate about your program at the Women’s Center?

January 26, 2018

OUR APPLICATIONS ARE LIVE!

COMMUNITY MENTORING PROGRAMS

Both the Young Women Leaders Program and the Men's Leadership Project pair undergraduate students with a local middle school student. Students who serve as bigs take a course through the Curry School of Education which helps to give them the knowledge and understanding of the developmental challenges that their little is facing.

December 19, 2017

Even in years far quieter than this one, a LOT happens at the Women’s Center over the course of 12 months.

December 12, 2017

This article is re-printed from UVA Today. You can find the original piece, here.

Anna Cordle, a 2015 graduate of the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education, wanted to connect with the local school population in a meaningful way. What’s more, she wanted to work with middle-school girls, a population that can be at risk for low self-esteem during the often-awkward transition from elementary to middle school.

March 16, 2017

As Mentoring Coordinator for the Women’s Center Young Women Leaders Program, Sarah Jenkins has helped shaped the professional and personal lives of women in the UVA, Charlottesville, and around the world. She’s funny and stylish and quick and curious. And she owes it all (not really ALL) to the impact of – which musical artist? To find out, read more about our wonderful Sarah Jenkins:

February 21, 2017

Get to know YWLP Big, Nicole Baker!

Year: First Year 
Major: I plan to major in Communications Disorders 
Hometown: Woodstock, Va 

February 07, 2017

Get to know YWLP Big Sister, Golda Houndoh!

Name: Golda Houndoh
Major: Hopefully Global Development Studies and Anthropology
Hometown: Born in Togo, West Africa but Hometown is Leesburg, Virginia

February 03, 2017

Year: Second year
Major: Undeclared
Hometown: Alexandria, Virginia

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