AAUW Traverse City Area Branch
AAUW-TC is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity
Serving Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse and
Leelanau counties in Michigan
American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a nationwide network of more than 170,000 members and supporters, 1,000 branches, and 800 college/university institution partners.
The Traverse City Area Branch of AAUW was chartered in 1954. Various community projects, congenial interest groups, networking with other women’s groups, and issues and topics of interest are all a part of the overall programming offered by the branch.
AAUW’s mission is to “Empower and advance equity
for women and girls.”
The Traverse City Branch holds monthly program meetings
and has many interest groups for members to join.
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the latest newsletter.
March Branch Meeting
Tuesday, March 6, 5:30 p.m.
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Students in Transition Empowerment Program (STEP)
Speaker: Abigail Jordan,
LLMSW STEP Coordinator
Students in Transition Empowerment Program (STEP) is a program administered by Traverse City Area Public Schools that provides free supportive, education-related services to students, ages 3-20, who lack fixed, regular and adequate housing.
STEP ensures the educational rights of families and youth as required by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.
The STEP program works with eligible students who have lost permanent housing due to foreclosure, eviction, or reasons related to economic hardship to locate and coordinate
available services based oneach student’s individual needs.
The goal of the program is to ensure school stability, remove barriers to full participation in their education, and support
academic achievement while children are in residential transition.
Abby will present how TCAPS addresses these issues through the STEP program and how the larger community can be informed of the issue through the work of the Homeless Youth Initiative. This visual presentation will report on local statistics, the current work, and how you can become more informed. Abby hopes to inspire the audience on becoming more involved and educated on a local issue many do not know about.