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"R" Is for Resonance
January 22, 2015

Amy Banks, M.D. considers whether "people-reading" is something we learn or are hardwared to automatically understand; read blog>>


Apply for a WCW Student Internship Today!
January 22, 2015

WCW offers five internships every year to Wellesley College students. Interested? Apply today!; learn more >>

On MLK Day, Thinking about Social Movement
January 19, 2015

Layli Maparyan, Ph.D. invites readers to consider the premise "we have no enemies" as a beginning step in recognizing MLK Day; read blog>>


Amy Hoffman awarded fellowship by VCCA
January 16, 2015

Amy Hoffman, MFA, editor in chief of Women’s Review of Books, has been awarded a fellowship by the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA); read more>>

"A" Is for Accepted--Four Ways to Click
January 15, 2015

Sticks and stones AND words really can hurt as Amy Banks, M.D. explains on the Women Change World Blog; read article>>


First JBMTI Webinar of the Season!
January 07, 2015

Sign up today for the first JBMTI webinar of the season, January 23rd at 11a.m. EST, featuring Amy Banks, M.D.: Relational Violence: How it Sticks and Why it Hurts. Earn 1.5 CEUs; sign up >>

"C" Is for Calm--Four Ways to Click
January 05, 2015

Amy Banks shares insights and neuroscience related to how the vagus system helps us to feel calm; read blog>>


2014 Round-up Blog Article
December 22, 2014

Susan McGee Bailey and Alex Sanger share perspectives on the past year in recent blog articles; read more >>


New book!! Four Ways to Click by Amy Banks, M.D.
November 17, 2014

Amy Banks, M.D., documents her C.A.R.E. program in this easy-to-follow guide, Four Ways to Click: Rewiring Your Brain for Stronger, More Rewarding Relationships, coming out in February; Learn more>>



Benefits of BOKS -- A Before School Physical Activity Program
November 04, 2014

Research by NIOST shows that children who regularly engaged in before-school physical activity through BOKS were by the end of the school year generally more physically active compared to non-participants, including on non-program days! Learn more>>


The Greying of the LGBTQ Community
November 02, 2014

Brian Fuss writes that the 6M+ LGBTQ individuals over 65 by 2030 provides some trepidations and opportunities; read blog>>


Seeking LGBT Parents in History
October 28, 2014

Dana Rudolph writes that learning the history of LGBT parents and their children can positively impact children of LGBT parents today; read blog>>


Let’s Talk about Sex
October 22, 2014

October is "Let's Talk Month", part of a national campaign to encourage parents to talk to teens about sex and relationships. Jenny Grossman, Ph.D., shares tips on how parents can talk to their teens about sex in this post; read blog>>



New Findings: Middle School Sex Ed Program Effective
October 20, 2014

WCW's study of Get Real, a middle school sex education program from found that 16% fewer boys and 15% fewer girls had sex in the schools using the curriculum; read more>>


10/22 Webinar: From 40 to 50: A Roadmap to WCW’s Half Century Mark
October 15, 2014

Layli Maparyan, Ph.D., will share specific and broad goals in the WCW strategic plan during a live webinar; register today>>

Brave New Girls -- a timely repost
October 10, 2014

Today, Malala Yousafzai was named a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Read this blog post about her, written by WCW Executive Director Layli Maparyan, Ph.D.; read blog>>


WCW's Strategic Plan: Follow Our Progress
October 03, 2014

WCW launched its first-ever strategic plan, From 40 to 50, outlining four key goals to build WCW's work and influence for women and girls, families and communities; read more>> 

Mental Health Day Oct. 10: Seek Supportive Relationships
October 03, 2014

Amy Banks, M.D. writes that supportive human relationships are often overlooked in our search for quick mental health fixes; read blog>>

Celebrate All Students During National School Success Month
September 19, 2014

Students with PTSD are at high risk for dropping out of school, despite their intellectual capabilities, writes Michelle Porche, Ed.D., in the latest blog post; read blog>>



Suicide Prevention: The Depression Link
September 07, 2014

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


Women's Equality Day
August 26, 2014

Recognize Women's Equality Day. Remember, a world that is good for women is good for everyone (TM); On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment was certified; learn more>>

Is Stress Making Us Sick?
August 04, 2014

In this blog post, Nancy Marshall, Ed.D., discusses how too much stress. such as poverty, bad jobs, and too many responsibilities in our lives can be harmful to our health; read now>>



Child Care and the Overwhelmed Parent
July 31, 2014

In this blog post, originally posted on the New York Times, Courtney Martin, a friend of the Wellesley Centers for Women, discusses the year-round struggle for many working mothers to find child care; read now>>


Facebook: Friend or Foe
July 31, 2014

Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., discusses findings and trends about social media based on her Media and Identity Study in this blog post, originally published on the Human Capital Blog; read now>>


Spring/Summer 2014 Research and Action Report
July 09, 2014

The Spring/Summer 2014 Research and Action Report is now available online to read, featuring: Moving beyond Prison: Building a Women's Justice Network in Massachusetts, by Erika Kates, Ph.D.; read more>>

Open Circle Training Goes to Uganda
June 23, 2014

Two Open Circle trainers from the Open Circle Program, Jen Dirga, MSW, and Sallie Dunning, Ed.M., traveled to Uganda in May 2014 to train teachers, youth, and parents from six rural primary schools and communities through the Pearl Community Empowerment Foundation; read more>>


NIOST 2014 Summer Seminars
June 02, 2014

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>>



TEDx Talk: The Naked Truth
May 15, 2014

Jean Kilbourne, Ph.D. discusses the representation of women in advertising and its implications in this new TEDx Talk; watch now>>


The Origins of "Privilege"
May 15, 2014

Peggy McIntosh, Ph.D., is featured in The New Yorker discussing the concept of privilege with Joshua Rothman; read more>>


CDC Cites WCW Research on Sexual Harassment in K-12 Schools
May 12, 2014

A White House Task Force announced efforts to address gender violence/ sexual assaults on college campuses; an intervention program developed by Nan Stein, Ed.D., and Bruce Taylor, Ph.D., was identified by CDC as having great potential for reducing rates of sexual violence. Read more>>

May 07, 2014

Margaret Cezair-Thompson, Ph.D., senior lecturer in the Wellesley College English Departments, shares ways you can help campaign to free Nigerian kidnapped girls; read blog>>


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>>

2014 SEED New Leaders' Week
April 14, 2014

Applications for the SEED New Leaders' Week, and grants to cover a portion of fees for eligible schools, are available through May 15th. 
Apply here >>


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>>


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>>


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>>

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>>


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>>


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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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 >>


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>> 

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>>