December 30, 2015
Get to know YWLP intern, Nicole Calandra!
Year: 4th Year
Major: IT and Management
Hometown: Westchester NY
October 15, 2015
September 23, 2015
April 07, 2015
The interns and staff of the Women, Girls and Global Justice program at the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center sponsored a series of events on the Grounds of the University of Virginia throughout the month of March in honor of International Women’s Month (IWM).
The month of events was inspired by International Women’s Day on March 8. The Center intends for this month of themed events to be an annual tradition. The following are recaps of each event.
April 03, 2015
The Young Women Leaders Program is honored to announce that we have been selected to receive three undergraduate research grants through the Jefferson Public Citizens (JPC) program! This highly selective grant program provides funds to teams of U.Va. undergraduates as they conduct research-based public service projects.
February 26, 2015
In the above photo: Carrie Daniel stands with the principal of GBHS Kikaikom, two former Big Sisters, the head of the PTO at Kikaikom, Caroline, and the YWLP coordinator for Kikaikom
When I signed up to be a mentor through the Young Women Leaders Program (YWLP) as a second year student, I did not imagine that I would be engaging with issues facing girls and women around the globe in locations as exotic as the hills of Bamkikaai in the Northwest Region of Cameroon.
January 13, 2015
With the help of their Bigs, Littles recently conquered “the biggest fear most people have,” according to U.Va. Drama Associate Professor Kate Burke: Speaking in public.
On Dec. 6, the Young Women Leaders Program gathered in the afternoon for its annual Fall Finale at Newcomb Hall that kicked off with lunch and a special motivational talk from Burke for the Bigs and Littles, prior to performing choreographed and rehearsed musical presentations to families and peers.
December 15, 2014
The Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center is proud and grateful to have continuous support from the U.Va. Parents Fund.
December 09, 2014
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.”