Past Press Releases

 

April 10, 2008
 

Wellesley, MA–Kristen L. Handricken, Ed.M., the new Director of Open Circle, will provide an overview of the Open Circle program and an update on the transition of leadership, including the program’s new efforts for strategically planning the future and celebrating the first 20 years.

Open Circle has been a leader in addressing need for social and emotional learning in schools since 1987. The program has reached more than 300,000 students in over 100 diverse communities throughout New England, New York, and New Jersey. Open Circle is a program of the Wellesley Centers for Women.

Lunchtime Seminar Series programs are free and open to the public. Held Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:30 in the Cheever House Library, the seminars highlight the work of Wellesley Centers for Women researchers and program staff. For more information, call 781.283.2500 or visit www.wcwonline.org.  

Since 1974, the Wellesley Centers for Women has been a driving force—both behind the scenes and in the spotlight—promoting positive change for women, children, and families. Work at WCW addresses three major areas: the status of women and girls and the advancement of their human rights both in the United States and around the globe; the education, care, and development of children and youth; and the emotional wellbeing of families and individuals. Issues of diversity and equity are central across all the work as are the experiences and perspectives of women from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.

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Media representatives seeking to speak with a Wellesley Centers for Women researcher or program staff member should contact the communications department to facilitate interviews or appropriate referrals:

  • 781.283.2483
  • News-WCW@wellesley.edu

 

 
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