Young women's leadership program

 The Young Woman’s Leadership Program (YWLP) works with DC-area high schools to engage young women in public affairs and public service.

For example, Columbia Heights Education Campus (CHEC) and the Richard Wright Public Charter School for Journalism and Media Arts select 20 to 30 promising young women to visit Whittemore House, have lunch, and hear community leaders speak on vital nonpartisan public issues. For example, on International Women’s Day (March 8, 2019) we hosted a panel of three senior diplomats moderated by a former U.S. ambassador—all women—from Malaysia, Spain, and Yemen who spoke about progress women had made in their countries.

An award named in honor of a member who helped create the YWLP, Ruth Nadel, is given annually to selected alumnae of the program to help defray the cost of their higher education. Currently, to further their college education, we are giving laptop computers to several graduates who were recommended by their teachers. 

In 2019–2020, in honor of the centennial of the 19thAmendment, we will work with DC-area schools to increase voter registration and civic engagement. We also offer internships.

These programs depend on the participation and financial support of members and the public. Please contribute to the work of the Educational Foundation by making a tax deductible contribution: click DONATE.