The National Association of University Women: Providing service to the community

Members of NAUW: Catherine Kennedy, Tonya McDaniels, Lois Burks and Barbara Puryear. Gerald Reynolds, director of philanthropy, and Ashley Martin, associate director.

The National Association of University Women: Providing service to the community
December 29
14:18 2021

The mission of the National Association of University Women (NAUW) is to serve women, youth, and the disadvantaged in our communities and in developing countries by addressing educational issues and strategically partnering with other organizations. NAUW sponsors conferences, seminars, and meetings on the national and local levels and associates itself with other private and public groups that are concerned with community issues.

The Winston-Salem branch of NAUW continues to promote and conduct outreach services to families and organizations in keeping with the purpose of this great organization. The branch works to promote education by participating in scholarship awards and book purchases to area schools. Each year the local branch awards books to at least one Title One school, presents a scholarship to a deserving student enrolled at WSSU, and assists families with children who may be facing hardship.

Winston-Salem NAUW branch 2020-2021 scholarship was awarded to Robert Douglas Moore lll, a graduate of Simon G. Atkins High School. Robert is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Douglass ll and was highly recommended for this scholarship.

Both service projects that were conducted by the branch this year centered around the Bethesda Center. Members partnered with Art Vaughn and other groups to serve meals to residents of The Bethesda Center for Thanksgiving. In addition to community efforts, the NAUW donated water to the Bethesda center.  

The Bethesda Center helps to improve lives by sheltering 60 homeless men and 40 women nightly. They also offer a customized case management program that helps qualified guests with a variety of needs, including finding permanent housing. Bethesda Center is the only day shelter in the community and the only emergency night shelter that serves both adult men and women.

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