News: 2018 and Earlier
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.
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.
Wellesley Centers for Women to Partner with University of Illinois at Chicago on $7 Million Depression Prevention Research Study
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.
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.
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.
Wellesley Centers for Women Partners with The Home for Little Wanderers to Host Inaugural Women of Color Conference
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.
June 13, 2018
Summer isn’t just about basketball hoops, sprinkler parks, and popsicles. It’s an ideal time to help adolescents and children catch up on building their reading, writing, and math skills.
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.
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.
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.
April 23, 2018
Most research about family sexuality communication has focused on teens and their parents, but Dr. Jennifer Grossman is including conversations with extended family members to understand how they can help teens make smarter decisions about dating, sex, and relationships.
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.
For Immediate Release: December 14, 2017
For Immediate Release: November 1, 2017
For Immediate Release: September 25, 2017
For Immediate Release: June 23, 2017
For Immediate Release: December 11, 2015
For Immediate Release: November 2, 2015
For immediate release: March 4, 2014
For Immediate Release: March 16, 2015
For Immediate Release: January 16, 2015
For Immediate Release: January 29, 2015
For Immediate Release: October 20, 2014
For Immediate Release: June 2, 2014
Unique Summer Trainings Offered for Out-of-School Time and Counseling Professionals in Greater Boston
For Immediate Release: May 23, 2014
For Immediate Release: May 9, 2014
For Immediate Release: May 7, 2014
For Immediate Release: March 31, 2014
Ellen Gannett Named One of the Top 25 Most Influential People in Afterschool by National AfterSchool Association
For Immediate Release: March 19, 2014
For immediate release: March 3, 2014
For immediate release: February 27, 2014
For Immediate Release: February 24, 2014
For Immediate Release: January 22, 2014
For Immediate Release: January 21, 2014
For Immediate Release: January 2, 2014
For Immediate Release: November 7, 2013
Adolescents’ Religious Discordance with Mothers: Is there a connection to sexual-risk behavior during emerging adulthood?
For Immediate Release: September 16, 2013
For Immediate Release: September 11, 2013
For Immediate Release: April 9, 2013
Research Scientist Linda Charmaraman, PhD, Receives $100,000 Grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
For Immediate Release: April 5, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 3, 2013
For immediate release: March 20, 2013
For Immediate Release: March 14, 2013
Study: Resource tool effectively engages out-of-school-time program staff and youth in physical activity
For Immediate Release: October 4, 2012
For Immediate Release: October 4, 2012
For Immediate Release: August 8, 2012
For Immediate Release: July 18, 2012
For Immediate Release: June 18, 2012
Wellesley College Appoints Layli Maparyan New Executive Director of the Wellesley Centers for Women, the Country’s Premier Research-and-Action Organization
April 23, 2012
Wellesley College President H. Kim Bottomly announced the appointment of Layli Maparyan, Ph.D., as the new Katherine Stone Kaufmann ’67 Executive Director of the Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW), one of the nation’s largest and most influential organizations conducting scholarly research and developing action programs centered on women’s and girls’ perspectives.
For immediate release: February 20, 2012
Educators and Youth Workers focus on unique needs of ESL and refugee youth in out-of-school-time programs
For Immediate Release: October 19, 2011
For Immediate Release: September 20, 2011
NIOST Research Informs First-ever National Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Standards Developed for Afterschool Programs
For Immediate Release: August 9, 2011
July 12, 2011
Findings from a National Institute of Justice evaluation of Shifting Boundaries: Lessons on Relationships for Students in Middle School, a youth dating violence prevention program in New York City middle schools, indicate that increasing awareness and monitoring of school environments can be effective strategies for reducing dating violence/ harassment (DV/H) among adolescents.
Latest Afterschool Matters Journal Addresses Systemic Development and Quality Building in Afterschool Field
For Immediate Release: June 2, 2011
$3.3M to Evaluate a Primary Care/Internet-based Depression Prevention Program for At-risk Adolescents and Their Families
April 20, 2011
The Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) at Wellesley College, with the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), has received funding from the National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health for a multi-site study to evaluate a primary care/Internet-based depression prevention program for at-risk adolescents and their families.
CDCP Funds an evaluation by the National Institute of Out-of-School Time of After School Gets Moving
For Immediate Release: February 9, 2011
For Immediate Release: January 18, 2011
Human rights lawyer Rangita de Silva-de Alwis named the inaugural Susan McGee Bailey Research Scholar
For Immediate Release: January 3, 2010
November 3, 2008
August 15, 2008
June 15, 2008
June 15, 2008
February 1, 2008
March 11, 2008
September 5, 2005
January 17, 2002
November 13, 2002
November 25, 2002
April 16, 2003
July 23, 2003
April 20, 2004