WCW Milestones

 

2014The White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault cited the Shifting Boundaries middle school intervention program as an effective strategy for reducing rates of sexual violence.


2013-
2014
The White House and U.S. Department of Education cite Shifting Boundaries, a WCW intervention program and research in key communications about the Violence against Women Act and addressing teen dating violence in secondary schools and higher education.


2013Connections with, and references to, WCW research and scholars grows with thought leaders and policy makers in Washington, D.C.


2012Partners HealthCare commits $1 million to the Boston Public Health Commission for a collaboration with Boston Public Schools (BPS) to integrate Open Circle -- which celebrates its 25th anniversary -- into 23 schools. The Novo Foundation awards Open Circle $500,000+ to evaluate the BPS initiative and to scale up Open Circle.


2011seed_buttonThe W.K. Kellogg Foundation awards WCW $2.9M over three years to improve teacher quality by expanding the National SEED Project on Inclusive Curriculum (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity).


2011The National Institute of Mental Health awards WCW $1.3M over five years for CATCH-IT, an evaluation of a primary care/Internet-based depression prevention intervention for at-risk teens and their families.


201135th_buttonWCW begins the year by successfully completing its 35th Anniversary fundraising drive, exceeding $4.7 million to support new, cutting-edge research.


2009-
2010
WCW celebrates 35 years of research and action with exciting galas and a dynamic symposium, attracting hundreds of attendees at each event.


2009capitol_buttonWCW and IWPR cosponsor major policy-research conference in Washington, DC--Achieving Equity for Women: Policy Alternatives for the New Administration.


2009The Robert Bowne Foundation awards more than $2.1 million dollars over five years to NIOST for the National Afterschool Matters Initiative to promote research and professional development for the out-of-school time industry.


2007 asian_buttonWCW and UNICEF cosponsor innovative conference in Bangkok bringing together leading Asian women's rights and children's rights advocates to address the connections in their work.


2005-
2006
WCW leads two projects on gender and science, technology, engineering, and math funded by National Science Foundation (Fairer Science and SISTEM).


2005 The Postdoctoral Behavioral Research Training on Variations in Child and Adolescent Development sponsored by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development is initiated and offers three full-time research fellow positions.


2004 wrb_buttonWomen's Review of Books was re-launched in partnership with Old City Publishing after a one-year suspension.


2004international_flags_buttonWCW hosted a groundbreaking international conference on violence against women. Designed to maximize networking and the formation of collaborations across and within countries, Innovations in Understanding Violence Against Women explored innovative concepts and research methodologies as well as vital work done at the grassroots level.


2003WCW researches and reports on gender violence in schools in developing countries for the U.S. Agency for International Development.


2002WCW held the first-ever Human Rights Tribunal on Domestic Violence and Child Custody. At the Tribunal, battered mothers shared their experiences in family court litigation and voiced their recommendations for change.


2001international_flags_buttonWCW received NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. This standing allows the Wellesley Centers for Women to designate official representatives to a wide range of UN meetings held around the globe.


2000WCW makes fundraising history with the successful completion of its three-year $10 million Women's Century Fund endowment drive.


1999 WCW receives gift from The Stone Foundation establishes Empowering Children for life: The Robert S. and Grace W. Stone Primary Prevention Initiatives.


1998A grant from the Centers for Disease Control creates the National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center , a consortium of the Wellesley Centers for Women, the Medical University of South Carolina, and the University of Missouri at St. Louis.


1998 Conference on Work and Family, "Today’s Realities and Tomorrow’s Visions," held, with funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Business and Professional Women's Foundation.


1997 Women's Rights Network joins Wellesley Centers for Women.


1995 Stone Center and Center for Research on Women become a single organization: the Wellesley Centers for Women.


1995 jbmti_logo_buttonJean Baker Miller Training Institute is established. Scholars from the JBMTI have brought Relational-Cultural Theory to over 100,000 people in workshops, trainings, conventions, and symposia sponsored by various groups throughout the world.


1994New initiative on adolescent sexuality begins with grant on Femininity Ideology and the Risk of Unintended Pregnancy.


1993The Women in Prison Project initiated to develop an integrated relational and multicultural approach to the care and treatment of women in prison and after release. Final report is issued in 1995.


1992Major new initiative on Sexual harassment in Schools launched with support of individual donors. Nationally recognized as a prime source for information, the project's work has resulted in a book, journal and magazine articles, book chapters, four widely-used teachers' guides, and multiple workshops and training events.


1992Study group results in investigation of growth and development of African-American and Puerto Rican Children.


1992schools_shortchange_buttonThe AAUW report, How Schools Shortchange Girls, researched and written at the Center for Research on Women, focuses national consciousness on issues of gender equity in education. Report is translated into Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, and French for the 4th United Nations World Conference on Women in Beijing.


1991Five-year research effort, Pathways for Women in the Sciences, examines barriers to young women in scientific fields. Reports are issued by Center for Research on Women in 1993 and 1997.


1990Two groundbreaking conferences, Gender and International Relations and Learning Together: A National Conference of Teen Parenting and Child Care Programs, provide an arena for discussion of critical issues facing society.


1989peggy_mcintosh_buttonWhite Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack, a groundbreaking essay, is first published as part of the Stone Center Work in Progress series.


1988Conference on the Economic Condition of Black Women held with funding from The Ford Foundation.


1987open_circle_buttonThe Open Circle Social Competency Program established to teach problem-solving skills to elementary students. Since its inception, the program has trained more than 5000 teachers who have introduced the Open Circle Curriculum to more than 200,000 children in 240 elementary schools and 90 diverse communities in New England and New Jersey.


1987seed_buttonNational SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) Project on Inclusive Curriculum founded. To date, over 36,000 teacher-years have been volunteered by teachers participating in seminars led by more than 1,850 trained SEED leaders.


1986First Learning from Women Conference, co-sponsored by the Stone Center and Cambridge Hospital as part of the Harvard Continuing Education Program, is held. This biannual conference has attracted more than 9,000 participants over the last 20 years.

 

1986Pioneering research on gender and stress, which examines women's roles in the work place and men's roles in the home and family.


1983The Women's Review of Books begins publication.wrb_button


1982Center for Research on Women and Stone Center collaborate to offer five-year National Institute on Mental Health-sponsored post-doctoral research training program on Sex Roles and Mental Health.


1981Stone Center for Development Services and Studies is established at Wellesley College under the leadership of Jean Baker Miller, founding director.stone_center_button


1979niost_logo_buttonNational Institute on Out-of-School Time (originally known as the School-Age Child Care Project) begins extensive research, education, training, publication, and program development designed to improve the quality of children's out-of-school time.


1976International Conference on Women and Development attracts 117 women from 32 countries.


1977 CRW conducts an evaluation for the U.S. Department of Education of curricula, research, and outreach materials developed to promote gender equitable education.


1974womens_center_buttonCenter for Research on Women (CRW) is established at Wellesley College under the presidency of Barbara Newell, deanship of Alice Ilchman, and leadership of Carolyn Elliot, founding director.


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