The Antelope Valley Branch serves the California cities of Lancaster, Palmdale, Rosamond, Littlerock and surrounding communities in Northern Los Angeles and Southern Kern Counties. It was founded in 1950.
The Branch supports both national AAUW goals and community improvement, particularly in education and gender equity.
The Branch has several Special Interest Groups that provide stimulating and entertaining activities for members and guests.
If you have an idea for a new special interest group, please contact us at AAUW.AntelopeValley@gmail.com
The Branch provides scholarships each year to:
- Graduates of the local community college, Antelope Valley College (AVC), who are continuing their education at four-year institutions. Click here for more information.
- Middle school girls to attend Tech Trek, a math/science camp for girls . Click here for information about Antelope Valley Tech Trekkers.
- Former Antelope Valley Tech Trekkers who are graduating from high school and going to college to major in a STEM field. Click here for more information.
We are a key supporter of the local adult literacy effort, WORD (Write Often, Read Daily) AV.
Branch members were instrumental in
- the formation of the local domestic violence shelter and
- getting state recognition and grants for the Antelope Valley Indian Museum.
Branch projects have included
- voter education through issues and candidate forums,
- portrayal of prominent historical women of diverse background and achievement for local elementary schools,
- portrayal of famous women aviators for the 50th Anniversary of Edwards Air Force Base,
- assisting in hosting a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Day for middle school students.