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At the Women's Center, we work for justice that honors the dignity of all, especially women and girls, while we are profoundly aware that this is not a monolithic group. We recognize that today's SCOTUS ruling overturning Roe vs. Wade inspires a range of responses. We also know that reproductive justice demands a much more robust social support system for pregnant people than our country currently offers. It calls for the right to have children, the right not to have children, and the right to parent the children we have in a safe and healthy environment.

By: Abby Palko | June 24, 2022 | Palko POV

Join One of Our COMMUNITY MENTORING Programs

YWLP and MLP are both currently accepting applications. Apply now to finalize your fall schedule!

Young Women Leaders Program:
Browse all of the information about the Young Women Leaders Program in the YWLP area of our website.
Ready to be a Big Sister? Apply for YWLP 

Chenelle Miller, a 4th year student, laughs as she recalls an on-going joke about heights between her and her middle school mentee. Miller was a “big,” or female college student mentor, in the Young Women Leaders Program (YWLP). She was paired with a middle school student, or “little,” who already towered over her despite their age difference.

In the wake of the mass shooting in Buffalo, the Women’s Center affirms that Black lives matter.

The lives of those who were killed matter. The lives of those who were injured matter. News articles sharing their names, that their individual humanity might be honored and remembered, already portray some of their many ties to countless others also traumatized by the violence. Those lives, too, matter.

| May 16, 2022 | interns, counseling

Like many, my child wished me a happy Mother’s Day this weekend. 

But what about the mothers for whom the day's well-wishes land very differently given the frayed state of our social safety net, inequal access to quality health care, and the other ways our country fails to truly value mothers?

By: Abby Palko | May 09, 2022 | Palko POV

The news of the leaked draft of the SCOTUS ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization might have you looking for a crash course on some of the important elements of contemporary debates about abortion. If so, here’s a brief round-up:
Who gets abortions in the US?

By: Abby Palko | May 03, 2022 | Palko POV

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| April 28, 2022 | DEI, interns, counseling

Class Year: 2022
Major: Economics and Environmental Thought & Practice
Hometown: Charlottesville, VA

1.    What brought you to the Women's Center?
Last year one of my friends posted about interning at the Women's Center on Facebook, and I texted her to get some more information. I read more about the Women's Center resources and internship opportunities and decided to apply!

| April 28, 2022 | social-media-marketing, interns

Class Year: 2023
Major: History DMP and Politics
Hometown: Richmond, VA

1.    What brought you to the Women's Center?
I first learned about the Women's Center after they co-sponsored an event that my club hosted during my first year. The next year, I applied and got into the Women's Center internship program and the rest is history.

| April 21, 2022 | social-media-marketing, interns

We're here for you! 

All day Monday through Friday, during the center's regular hours, you can:

| March 08, 2022 | DEI, interns, counseling