News & Events
November 23, 2018
Afterschool Matters reflects on the out-of-school time field's ability to provide students with experiences outside of the classroom that give them opportunities to stretch their skills, grow friendships, and challenge limits.
Dr. Charmaraman, director on the Youth, Media & Wellbeing Research Lab, and her student research assistants shared findings from two research projects - a 2016 post-election survey on media and identity, which had over 1500 participants, and a 2017-18 study on early adolescent social media use and wellbeing.
Primary Healthcare, November 5, 2018
By Aanish Librah
Wellesley Underground, October, 29 2018
October 22, 2018
Research scientist LaShawnda Lindsay-Dennis, Ph.D., will lead an interactive body image discussion.
October 17, 2018
NIH awarded WCW $450,000 over three years to study social media use of early adolescents while providing Wellesley College students with hands-on research opportunities.
OnMilwaukee, October 14, 2018
By Gwen Rice
Boston Globe, October 13, 2018
By Kara Baskin
Variety, October 11, 2018
By Gene Maddaus
The Wellesley News, October 8, 2018
By Erin Kelly
In this October 2018 lunchtime seminar, Autumn Green, Ph.D and Sarah Galison discuss the unique challenges faced by students with children, particular those who are low-income, single parents, and women of color, and share results from the nation's first comprehensive research study on student parents programs.
Education Week, October 4, 2018
By Nan Stein and Bruce Taylor
Daily Shot, October 4, 2018
By Wellesley College
September 10, 2018
Dr. Autumn Green will share findings from her research on student-parent programs in higher education.
October 1, 2018
Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., and members of the WCW Youth, Media & Wellbeing Research Lab will share updates of two works in progress surrounding the 2016 U.S. presidential election and teen social media use.
During her time as president of Wellesley College, Barbara Newell, Ph.D., an economist and ardent advocate for women's education and economic equity, founded what would later become the Wellesley Centers for Women. She shares the story of its founding during the September 2018 Lunchtime Seminar.
HuffPost, September 27, 2018
By Angelina Chapin
NBC 10 Boston, September 24, 2018
By Alison King
Voice of OC, September, 21 2018
By Paul Hodgins
Vox, CEPR Policy Portal, September, 21 2018
By Sari Pekkala Kerr and William Kerr
European Business Review, September 18, 2018
By Ineke Ceder and Sumru Erkut
September 18, 2018
The Wellesley Centers for Women will partner with University of Illinois at Chicago on a $7 million, multi-year project to evaluate and compare depression prevention programs for teens.
Daily Nigerian, September 12, 2018
By Ibrahim Sha’ban
September 4, 2018
Dr. Newell will share her motivation for founding the Centers and her reflections on its social change work over the last 50 years.
August 22, 2018
Researchers at WCW investigate and eliminate cultural biases in assessment tool to ensure that results accurately indicate the quality level of youth afterschool educational programs.
The New York Times, August 2, 2018
By Laura Pappano.
Washington Post, July 1, 2018
By Laura Pappano
June 26, 2018
The National AfterSchool Association (NAA), the lead organization for the advancement of the afterschool professional, has selected the National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST) as one of NAA’s 2018 Most Influential in Research and Evaluation. Honorees are distinguished for their contributions to research and evaluation on youth and adolescent development.
August 6, 2018
Self care, rejuvenation, creativity, and empowerment were promoted throughout the Women of Color Conference held in partnership by WCW and The Home for Little Wanderers in June 2018 at Wellesley College.
June 18, 2018
WCW staff member Dana Rudolph '88 and award-winning journalist Katie Couric were recognized for their commitment to the LGBTQ community.
The New York Times, June 5, 2018
By Laura Pappano
May 23, 2018
Six Wellesley College students have been accepted to a hands-on social science research internship program at the Wellesley Centers for Women during the 2018-2019 academic year.
1A, May 15, 2018
By Joshua Johnson
For Wellesley College student Tabia Smith '19, working in communications at WCW is a way to explore her passions for social justice while developing technical skills, like video production and social media management.
The Boston Globe, May 12, 2018
By Jennifer Grossman
As many as 13–20 percent of adolescents in the U.S. and other developed countries experience minor or major depressive episodes each year, according to Tracy Gladstone, Ph.D., a senior research scientist at the Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW). To address this problem, Gladstone developed a unique intervention, which she discussed during this May 2018 Lunchtime Seminar presentation.
May 10, 2018
The Wellesley Centers for Women is mourning the death of Deborah Holmes, Chair of the WCW Council of Advisors and a passionate activist committed to the lives of women, people of color, equity, and social justice across the world.
In this May 2018 Lunchtime Seminar Spring Series, renowned human rights scholar Rangita de Silva de Alwis, S.J.D., discussed the challenges to reforming child marriage laws.
Inter Press Service, May 2, 2018
By Rangita de Silva de Alwis
April 24, 2018
The newest issue of Afterschool Matters, the national, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to promoting professionalism, scholarship, and consciousness in the field of afterschool education, reflects on the field’s commitment to the value of the life of every student, in school and out—a timely focus as youth and young adults rally for safety and equity nationwide and educators strive to provide the highest quality environments that encourage learning and growth.
In this April 2018 lunchtime seminar, members of WCW's Justice and Gender-Based Violence Research team presented new findings of a recent study of sexual assault case attrition, which discovered that that most cases of rape reported to the police do not result in prosecution -- in fact one in three cases with probable cause did not result in arrest.
In this April 2018 lunchtime seminar, Robbin Chapman, Ph.D. presented a developmental framework for equitable development, access, and opportunity for scholars across higher education.
Howlround, April 9, 2018
By Sara Brookner
New York Times, April 9, 2018
By Claire Cain Miller
Christian Science Monitor, March 30, 2018
By Laura Pappano
Here, Emmy Howe, M.Ed., of the National SEED Project, explains the systems of dominance and oppression that each of us face, and how to be a change agent in these spaces.
During the March 2018 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, WCW hosted a parallel event during which panelists discussed how gender-focused research can support rural women and girls in Africa.
Daily Californian, March 15, 2018
By Alicia Sadowski
Washington Post, March 13, 2018
By Laura Pappano
Hechinger Report, March 12, 2018
By Laura Pappano
February 19, 2018
Wellesley College research scientist to discuss internet-based approach to depression prevention.
March 5, 2018
The Wellesley Centers for Women and Old City Publishing are pleased to announce that feminist writer and activist Jennifer Baumgardner has been named editor in chief of Women’s Review of Books, the long-running publication that provides a forum for serious, informed discussion of new writing by and about women.
In this March 2018 lunchtime seminar, focused on women in NCAA basketball, a team of researchers explored the social discrimination, policy, and bureaucratic issues that impede women's recognition and success within the organization.
February 12, 2018
Team of Wellesley College faculty, researchers, and student to lead discussion.
Forbes, February 27, 2018
By Robb Mandelbaum
Washington Post, February 4, 2018
By Robert J. Samuelson
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 2, 2018
By Bo Emerson
Star Tribune, February 1, 2018
By Chris Hewitt
BroadwayWorld, February 1, 2018
By BWW News Desk
Harvard Business Review, January 8, 2018
By Ineke Ceder and Sumru Erkut, Ph.D.
While not always a pressing domestic priority for all Americans, early childhood care and education (ECCE) for young children has been in the forefront for many working families for decades. In order to work or go to school or training, parents need someone to watch their young children before they are old enough to go to school. Sixty-one percent of children under the age of five are in some type of regular ECCE arrangement, and ECEE serves dual purposes. It not only allows parents to be employed or be in school or training, it also helps prepare children for school and academic success—this is especially true for children from families with low incomes. Even quality afterschool care or out-of-school-time care for school-age children can be hard to obtain. Finding the kind of care mothers and fathers want for their children and then learning they can’t afford it has broken many parents’ hearts and budgets. What are they to do?
HowlRound, December 13, 2017
By Ineke Ceder and Catherine Mueller
For Immediate Release: December 14, 2017
For Immediate Release: November 6, 2017
In this recording of a November 2017 lunchtime seminar, Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., and her research team discuss results of a survey related to the 2016 U.S. presidential election.