WCW Co-Hosts Inaugural Women of Color Conference at Wellesley College
Presenters focused on self care, rejuvenation, creativity, and empowerment throughout the Women of Color Conference held in partnership by WCW and The Home for Little Wanderers in June at Wellesley College. The program was geared toward providers who work with thousands of at-risk youth and families across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and provided a context in which to view the critical work done on behalf of young women and girls of color. Rev. Liz Walker and Dr. Paula Johnson were two of many dynamic speakers at the conference. 
Family Equality Council Honors Dana Rudolph ’88 for LGBTQ Parenting Blog
Last month, Family Equality Council honored award-winning journalist Katie Couric and writer Dana Rudolph ’88 for their commitment to the LGBTQ community. Rudolph, online content manager for WCW's National SEED Project, was recognized for her writing and advocating for LGBTQ parents on her blog Mombian, in media outlets across the country, and through organizing the annual #LGBTQFamiliesDay.
Separating Parents from Children: Research Shows Lifelong Consequences
"When you look through the lens of neuroscience there is no debate -- ripping children from parents is extraordinarily traumatizing," writes Amy Banks, M.D., senior scholar at WCW, in a blog looking at the Trump Administration's "zero tolerance" border policy.

Add Your Perspective to a Research Study
How do you talk with teens in your extended family about dating, relationships, and sex? We are recruiting participants who are 18 or older for phone interviews about how they talk to a high-school-age younger brother or sister, cousin, niece, or nephew about these topics. Those who complete a phone interview will earn $25.

Read our Research & Action Report
Keep up with all of the ways we are advancing social change through research and action in our newest Report. It features highlights from our panel at the United Nations, new research findings, publications, and recent presentations.

Five Ways to Create Fun Summer Learning for Kids
Georgia Hall, Ph.D., director of the National Institute on Out-of-School Time, shares tips for using summer as a time to help close the achievement gap and empower youth to succeed in the classroom.

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