Civic Engagement

Through our Civic Engagement Initiatives, we reach out to the community seeking ways of making our collective voices more powerfully heard. By taking courageous stands as a Club on issues congruent with out values, we provide strong civic leadership.

Our work on Civic Engagement work is implemented on three levels:

  • Through Action Group and special projects.
  • Through collaborations with other civic organizations.
  • Through endorsements of ballot issues and position statements on city policy issues.

Education Action Group

CAAG (Catalyst for Achievement Action Group) continues its multi-sensory language arts tutoring program to ensure children at risk have a fighting chance of making a success of their lives. Writing at a moment, 50 years ago, when Martin Luther King Jr. first spoke of his dream, Linda Wihl says, "I can’t think of any better way to realize that dream than by providing education to children who enter school on an uneven playing field. Woman’s City Club has a history, long before involvement in the kindergarten tutoring program, of tutoring and mentoring children to empower them to read, write and understand language. For the last six years you have done so through the Making Sense of Language Arts programs for kindergartners at Rothenberg and Winton Hills elementary schools. (Additional members volunteer with a spin-off program sponsored by First Unitarian Church in the South Avondale schools.)" Last year, as in years past, children who entered kindergarten with below average language skills ended the year able to read and write simple words and tell and understand stories. We have the opportunity to continue this legacy this year. And we are always seeking new tutors. Tutoring takes place Tuesdays (possibly switching to Wednesday) at Rothenberg at noon. Thursdays we will be tutoring at Winton Hills at 11 AM. The commitment is one hour per week to make a life-long difference in the life of a child! Orientation and training for tutors will take place sometime this month. If you would like to learn more, please contact l.wihl@womanscityclub.org.

Catalyst

Status of Women
Action Group

Environmental
Action Group

Understanding the tragic correlation between street violence and literacy, WCC provides volunteers and funds for a tutoring program in an inner city school (now in abeyance because of the coronavirus epidemic). We teach kindergartners literacy skills so they will have a better chance of becoming strong readers by fourth grade. Read more… Addressing a wide range of women’s empowerment issues, the group collaborates with other community organizations to promote women’s physical, mental and economic health. Read more… .The group focuses on environmental justice issues: on  ensuring a better quality of for all, now and in the future, in a just and equitable manner. The committee co-sponsors a series of community conversations at St. John’s UU Church, Changing Co2urse: Local Solutions to Global Crises. Read more…

CURRENT COLLABORATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

2020 endorsements of ballot issues and positions on policy issues