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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

January 30, 2017

Get to know YWLP intern, Catherine Toro! Year: 3rd Major: Psychology and African American Studies, (AAS undeclared) Hometown: Baltimore, MD

1. Why are you passionate about your program at the Women's Center?

January 27, 2017

Through our Young Women Leaders Program and Men's Leadership Project, we give students the chance to give back to the community they call home during their years at UVA. These community-based mentoring programs pair undergraduate men and women with middle schoolers from the Charlottesville area. Pairing course work with group meetings, as well as one-on-one activities with their littles, our Big Brothers and Big Sisters grow as leaders while helping their littles realize their own leadership potential.

July 20, 2016

Get to know YWLP Big Sister, Emory Yearwood!

Year: 3rd
Major: English
Hometown: Christiansburg, Virginia

June 16, 2016

Get to know YWLP Big Sister, Kadeidra (Kadee) Watson!

Year: 3rd
Major: Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Hometown: Nottoway, Virginia

What do you miss most about your hometown when you're at UVA?
I miss my family the most, especially my mom.

June 02, 2016

Get to know YWLP Big Sister, Katie Wilson!

Year: 4th
Major: Global Development Studies and Economics (International Concentration)
Hometown: Palmyra, VA

May 12, 2016

Get to know YWLP Big Sister, Erin Alleva!

What do you miss the most about your hometown when you're at UVA?
I think the thing that I miss the most are the mountains. I'm from the Pacific Northwest and we have The Cascades, The Olympics, and other amazing mountains that are unlike anything in Virginia.

April 06, 2016

Written by Audrey Ogendi, 2016 YWLP Global Intern 

Most people in Charlottesville got up from their beds on March 8, 2016, as if it was a typical Tuesday. Some went to their jobs, others to classes, and still others to visit friends. But on that same Tuesday, March 8, 2016, the women of Cameroon didn’t get up and go to work, or school, or to visit their friends. Instead the women of Cameroon came together in different cities and regions and MARCHED.

April 06, 2016

Get to know YWLP Big Sister, Hayden-Anne Breedlove!

What do you miss the most about your hometown when you're at UVA?
I really miss my mom! That might sound cliche but I miss going shopping and out to dinner with her.

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