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Middle School Expanded Learning Opportunities
April 15, 2014

Ellen Gannett reflects on 20 years of expanded learning opportunities for middle school communities in new post; read blog>>

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2014 SEED Leadership Training
April 14, 2014

Applications for SEED Leadership Training, and grants to cover a portion of fees for eligible schools, are available through May 15th. 
Apply here >>

 

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A Case of Structural Racism
April 11, 2014

Jean Hardisty, Ph.D. writes that barriers for low-income mothers in accessing subsidies for child care leaves children behind in Mississippi; read blog>>

 

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Join Us 4/24! Preventing Depression in At-Risk Adolescents
April 10, 2014

Join us Thursday, April 24th for "Preventing Depression in At-Risk Adolescents: The CATCH-IT Intervention Program" with Tracy Gladstone, Ph.D.; learn more >>

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UN Commission Calls for Increased Efforts to Promote Gender Equality
April 02, 2014

The UN CSW ended with a call to prioritize gender equality and the human rights of women in order to achieve sustainable development; read blog>>

 

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National SEED Project Names Two New Associate Directors
March 31, 2014

Gail Cruise-Roberson and Jondou Chase Chen named associate directors of peer-led professional development program for teachers, college faculty, parents, community leaders; read more>>

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Computer Literacy: A valuable skill for women & girls
March 20, 2014

Sue Sours writes that we need to: reach a critical mass of women in technology and keep young girls engaged throughout their academic trajectories; read blog>>

 

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Ellen Gannett in Top 25 Influential Afterschool Professionals List
March 19, 2014

Ellen Gannett named one of the Top 25 Most Influential People in Afterschool by National AfterSchool Association; read more>>

 

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WCW U.N. CSW parallel panel--listen online!
March 17, 2014

WCW and colleagues presented The Power of Data: How Research Advances Social Change for Women and Girls during the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women in NYC; listen online>>

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A College Student’s Perspective on Leadership
March 17, 2014

Wellesley College senior Sarah Mahmood considers the way leadership is demonstrated and taught following her time as an Albright Institute Fellow; read blog>>

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Register for the 2014 New SEED Leaders' Training
March 16, 2014

The SEED New Leaders’ Week is a seven-day, peer-led, residential workshop at which 30 to 40 educators, parents, and community leaders are immersed in multicultural SEED materials and methods in preparation for leading SEED seminars in their own schools and communities; apply now>>

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Boston Quality Inventory 2013 Report Released
March 11, 2014

Findings from the 2013 Boston Quality Inventory of community early care and education programs are now available; read more>>

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Social Justice Dialogue: Leadership for Social Change
March 03, 2014

Wellesley College's Michael Jeffries and Hahrie Hahn contrbiture to our blog discussion about Leadership for Social Change; read blog>>

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Between a Rock & Hard Place: Race & Child Care in Mississippi
March 03, 2014

A new publication by Jean Hardisty, Ph.D. explains how structural racism preserves much of Mississippi’s pre-civil rights power structure and the racial inequality of resources and access; download here>>

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HOST Coalition applauds national partner organizations' commitment
March 01, 2014

The HOST Coalition applauds national partner organizations and colleagues for their recent announcement to create healthy environments for children who participate in OST programs; learn more>>

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Spring 2014 Issue of Afterschool Matters Journal available
February 28, 2014

Youth in Out-of-School Time programs voice the desire for more youth-controlled programs, including STEM-focused programming; read more >>

 

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Teen Dating Violence Prevention
February 06, 2014

Nan Stein, Ed.D. encourages the investment in evidence- based & evaluated programs that inform public policy; read blog>> 

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The value of sports for career launch
February 04, 2014

Laura Pappano, Sumru Erkut, Ph.D., and Allison Tracy, Ph.D. ask, "Does sports participation in college, for example, offer access to enter a corporate career?" read blog>>

 

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Dispelling myths in human trafficking
January 24, 2014

Kate Price, M.A. dispels some human trafficking myths about violence against women and children; read blog>>

 

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Remembrance, Recognition, and Reconciliation
January 20, 2014

Erika Kates, Ph.D., reflects on her Jewish heritage and moving towards reconciliation on the Women Change Worlds blog; read post>>

 

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A Different Kind of Resolution
January 06, 2014

Layli Maparyan, Ph.D. advocates that we resolve to connect ourselves to the change we’d like to see in the world; read blog>>

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Learning from Amy
December 22, 2013

Susan McGee Bailey, Ph.D. reflects on mothering, as a single parent, a child with disabilities; read blog>>

 

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Webinar: C.A.R.E. for Kids
December 16, 2013

In the last webinar in the C.A.R.E. Program series, Amy Banks, M.D., discusses raising competent and caring children; register now>>

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Connections Are at the Core of Social Change
December 11, 2013

JBMTI's Judy Jordan, Ph.D. writes that empathy and mutual respect provide the under- pinnings for societal trust and economic stability; read blog>>

 

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Bullying Prevention Starts with Adults
November 26, 2013

Nancy MacKay and Nova Biro remind adults to model and reinforce positive behavior and anti-bullying messages; read blog>>

 

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Creating Space for More Than Tolerance
November 20, 2013

Emmy Howe reflects on teaching, school environments, and the International Day of Tolerance; read blog>>

 

 

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Did the Republicans Lose Women in the 2013 Elections?
November 18, 2013

Alex Sanger,WCW advisor, shares some of his insights on our Women Change Worlds blog; read post>>

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Help Us Reach 1,000 Facebook Followers by Dec. 31st
November 08, 2013

Help us reach 1,000 Facebook followers by the end of 2013 so that we may share our work with more concerned citizens of the world; follow us>>

 

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Poverty and the Rural African Girl
October 21, 2013

Beatrice Achieng Nas writes that poverty is too often the plight of the rural African girl but that education can help break the cycle; read blog>>

 

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Enough with the Excuses—Corporate Boards Need Women
October 21, 2013

Corporate boards benefit from diverse representation so why, Sumru Erkut, Ph.D. asks, are there still so few women? read blog>>

 

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More Than the Gender Wage Gap
October 15, 2013

Erika Kates, Ph.D. writes that on many fronts, the economic news is not good for women; read blog>>

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Tackling Inter-generational Poverty through Education
October 09, 2013

Sari Kerr, Ph.D. notes that a large body of research demonstrates that education is the best way out of poverty; read blog>>

 

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Social Justice Dialogue: Eradicating Poverty
October 04, 2013

Join in our community dialogue addressing ways to help Eradicating Poverty; read blog>>

 

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Adolescents, mother's religiosity & sexual-risk taking
September 16, 2013

New article highlights WCW research findings on how discord with mom's religiosity influences a teen's sexual behavior; read more>>

 

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The Gated Community of the Heart
September 13, 2013

Peggy McIntosh, Ph.D. reflects on the killing of Trayvon Martin and why we exclude from our communities; read blog>>

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Outrageous Older Woman Ruth Harriet Jacobs, 1924-2013
September 11, 2013

Ruth Harriet Jacobs, Ph.D., senior scholar at WCW, passed away on September 4, 2013; read appreciation>>

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Suicide Prevention: The Depression Link
September 05, 2013

Tracy Gladstone, Ph.D. examines the connection between adolescent depression and suicide; read blog>>

 

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Part II: Reflections on the March on D.C.
August 30, 2013

Layli Maparyan, Ph.D. reflects on her visit to the U.S. capital and research's role in driving social change--part 2; read blog>>

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50th Anniversary March on Washington
August 29, 2013

Layli Maparyan, Ph.D. reflects on her visit to the U.S. capital and the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington; read blog>>

 

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Celebrating Women's Equality Day
August 20, 2013

Jean Hardisty reflects on women's status in the U.S. as we mark Women's Equality Day on 8/26; read blog>>

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Is Grit Another Name for Resiliency?
August 14, 2013

Ellen Gannett asks, "Are we overlooking the importance of caring adults when we talk about resiliency?" read blog>>

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5-Minute Survey
August 13, 2013

What issues in the lives of women, girls, and their communities are important to you? take survey>>

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Opt-Out Revolution 2013
August 09, 2013

Nancy Marshall, Ed.D. responds to the recent NY Times Magazine cover story and disputes the "revolution" idea; read blog>>

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WCW Researchers present at APA conference
August 09, 2013

WCW scholars shared research findings from recent studies at the American Psychological Association conference; read more>>

 

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Orange is the New Black
August 07, 2013

What can a good-looking, white, middle-class woman with a Smith College degree teach us about prisons in America? Erika Kates, Ph.D., shares her thoughts; read blog>>

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Social Justice Dialogue: Race in America
July 19, 2013

What resources do you think may contribute to a productive dialogue about Race and Justice in America today? read blog>>

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“Having it all,” “Lean in,” or “Work-life Balance”-- Asking the right questions
July 09, 2013

Nancy Marshall, Ed.D., writes, "Over the years, I have seen the question, 'Can women have it all,' raised repeatedly. These debates have never been satisfying, because I felt they were asking the wrong question"; read post>>

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Marriage: Love, Benefits, ...
June 27, 2013

Sumru Erkut highlights interviews she did with same-sex couples in Massachusetts in this blog post. She found that when legal marriage is available to same-sex couples, the ramifications stretch far beyond the couples themselves; read post>>

 

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Unaccompanied Homeless Youth in Massachusetts, what does this mean?
June 19, 2013

Kathy Schleyer, director of training at the National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST), discusses homeless youth and the risks they face today in this blog post, which earned second place in the Wheelock College Policy Connection 2013 Student Blogger Contest; read more>>

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50th Anniversary of the Equal Pay Act
June 10, 2013

Layli Maparyan, WCW Executive Director, and Victoria Budson ('93), Executive Director of the Women and Public Policy Program (WAPPP) at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, attended a special White House event recognizing the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Equal Pay Act on Monday, June 10th; learn more>>

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Children's Rights are Human Rights
June 04, 2013

June 4th is International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression. Kate Price, M.A., project associate at JBMTI, discusses children and domestic violence in the latest Women Change Worlds blog post; read more>>

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Women, Employment & Health
May 26, 2013

Nancy Marshall, Ed.D. writes that women are two times more likely than men to experience stress-related illnesses due to unhealthy working conditions. read more>>

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Interdependency and Mental Health
May 16, 2013

May is National Mental Health Awareness month, a fitting time to be mindful of the suffering caused by mental illness. Amy Banks, M.D., takes a closer look at mental health in the latest Women Change World's blog post; read now>>

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NIOST 2013 Summer Seminars
May 10, 2013

The NIOST Summer Seminars will cover many topics regarding afterschool, out-of-school-time, youth development, and education, including the Afterschool Program Assessment System; register now>>