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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.

We awarded the Elizabeth Zintl Leadership Award to Marva Barnett, now Professor Emeritus, in 2002. She also received UVA's Thomas Jefferson Award in 2011. Marva is the editor of Victor Hugo on Things That Matter (Yale UP, 2010). Learn more about her work at  http://www.marvabarnett.com/

By: Mary Esselman | January 23, 2018 | Women on Grounds

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

"Eat healthier." "Get more organized." "Exercise more."

These may sound familiar as resolutions we have all made many times. And then…the change doesn’t last. Changing habits is hard work but it can be done. Here are some TIPS that can help you make your resolution and stick with it!

By: Charlotte Chapman | December 15, 2017 | Tips
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.

In a world where Facebook has recorded so much of my family’s year, I treasure this time of year as an opportunity to really reflect on its highlights and find a theme running throughout them. When we look back and narrate a passage of time, we reshape our memories, effectively writing history. Just as I find it meaningful to write old school holiday letters for my family’s Christmas cards, telling the story of the past months also helps us better approach the work that lies ahead at the Women’s Center.  

By: Abby Palko | December 06, 2017 | Palko POV
Get to know Men's Leadership Project Big Brother, Haden Parrish! 
 
Year: 4th
Major: Sociology and African and African American Studies 
Hometown: Fluvanna County, Va
 
Why are you passionate about your program? 
| November 28, 2017 | mens-leadership-project
Get to know Gender Violence & Social Change team intern, Hannah Mezzacappa
 
Year: 2018
Major: Political Philosophy, Policy and Law & Women, Gender and Sexuality 
 
Why are you passionate about your program at the Women's Center?

Editor’s note:  Our colleagues at the Sexual Assault Resource Agency are among the most important of our partners in the Charlottesville community. Staff and students from the Women’s Center recently attended the annual award event at which SARA recognizes leaders in confronting sexual violence in our community. Lisa Speidel, Assistant Professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality at UVA and a SARA board member, delivered these remarks and was generous enough to allow us to share them with you here.

By: Lisa Speidel | November 20, 2017 | Women on Grounds
Get to know Legal Clinic intern, Victoria Farris!

Year: Class of 2018
Major: Political Philosophy, Policy and Law and Philosophy Double Major
Hometown: Sarasota, Florida
 
Why are you passionate about your program at the Women's Center? 
| November 15, 2017 | legal-clinic, interns

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