Eliminating Cultural Biases in Pursuit of High-Quality Education
How can we ensure that students have high-quality learning experiences during afterschool programs? We check the data, of course. Researchers at WCW used the power of data to investigate and eliminate cultural biases in an afterschool program assessment tool, ensuring that results will accurately indicate the quality level of youth programs.
Celebrate 50 Years of Social Change with Us
Our Lunchtime Seminar Series begins September 27 with Barbara Newell, Ph.D., former president of Wellesley College. In a conversation moderated by Linda Wertheimer of NPR and WCW Executive Director Layli Maparyan, Ph.D., President Newell will discuss her motivation for founding what would later become WCW, her reflections on its early work and impact, and her hopes for its future. This program, WCW in Retrospect: A Conversation with Barbara Newell, Wellesley College President (1972-1980), will be the first program of A Half Century of Social Change, a project celebrating the fifty-year history of WCW. For those who cannot attend in person, the program will be streamed on Facebook Live and video will be posted on our website.
Summer Reading with Women's Review of Books
The new issue of Women's Review of Books reviews at a mix of summer fiction and academic, gender-focused works. Non-subscribers can read about a journey of self discovery, Black dignity in a White world, Flint's water crisis, and an essay by Elena Ruiz.

Quality Summer Learning in Action
Elizabeth Starr, M.Ed., of WCW's National Institute on Out-of-School Time reflects on the creative, supportive environment she witnessed at a choreography summer camp program.

Thank you for your interest in helping to shape a better world for women and girls, families and communities. To learn more about the Wellesley Centers for Women and how our research informs social change, visit our website

Katherine Stone Kaufmann '67 Executive Director
Wellesley Centers for Women