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November 10, 2014

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This October, Young Women Leaders Program held a community food drive in Charlottesville. All donations went to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, which serves food across our region. It was a great success and we ended up collecting almost 2,000 pounds of food!

The girls were so full of energy and confidence handing out flyers in front of Kroger. When asked about the purpose of the food drive, one of the Littles enthusiastically answered, “It was for the part of the community who needed food during the cold seasons.”

October 15, 2014

Big Sisters and Little Sisters of the Young Women Leaders Program are gearing up for their annual food drive on Oct. 19 from noon to 4 p.m. at Kroger locations in Charlottesville - on 1159 Emmett Street, in the Barracks Road Shopping Center, and on 1904 Emmett Street.

YWLP will be collecting non-perishable food items that supporters may conveniently purchase that day or that they bring from home.

September 10, 2014

A Lasting Commitment: Student reflects on experience with YWLP in Nicaragua My team poses with this year's Bigs and Littles after their first meetin

August 26, 2014

The following has been re-printed from Iris with permission from the author.

I have been a U.Va. alumna for all of three months now, and to say that I miss the University and everyone I met there is a gigantic understatement. However, life must go on, and I am excited to say that I am about to start a journey that would have never been possible without U.Va. and without the Women’s Center.

August 19, 2014

The Women’s Center staff was honored to be part of welcoming Fellows from the White House’s Young African Leaders Initiative this summer. Twenty-five of the Washington Fellows, among the 500 total in YALI, partnered with U.Va.

August 18, 2014

When U.Va. students return to the University in the fall, they will discover new initiatives as part of the exciting Women, Girls and Global Justice program at the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center.

August 12, 2014

The following has been re-printed with permission from the author of the report.

For the past two school years, (2012-2013; 2013-2014) with support from the Jefferson Trust and the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center at U.Va., we set out to restructure and strengthen the Young Women Leaders Program (YWLP) in Cameroon.

May 12, 2014

Supporters of the Young Women Leaders Program enjoyed the Third Annual Fundraising Luncheon in recognition of the program’s successes at Alumni Hall last week.

May 05, 2014

The following has been re-posted from the Young Women Leaders Program website.

YWLP will be hosting its Third Annual Luncheon on Wed., May 7!

May 05, 2014

For some U.Va. students and alumnae, the Young Women Leaders Program (YWLP) has become more than a volunteer opportunity. Participating in the program has helped solidify career paths in the field of education, as well as created another sort of sorority with bonds made for life.

Ultimately, the program is “fostering competence, connections and autonomy” among everyone involved. The foundation of the program’s curriculum is in this motto.

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