Programs

(this page updated 8/14/20)

 

Program Areas

Signature Program: Domestic and Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention

The Signature Program’s goal is to increase awareness of and help prevent the widespread occurrence of violence against women in communities across the nation—and the globe. Areas of focus include Intimate Partner Violence, Child Abuse, Teen Dating Violence, Campus Sexual Assault, Elder Abuse, Violence Against Native American Women, Military Sexual Assault, and Human Trafficking.

Juniors’ Special Program: Advocates for Children

GFWC Juniors’ Special Program: Advocates for Children is designed to encourage all woman’s, Junior Woman’s, Juniorette, and International Affiliate Clubs to make a difference in the life of a child by being an advocate. The Program was envisioned as a way for clubwomen to provide a voice for children and to teach and encourage parents and other caregivers to advocate for children at the grassroots level.

Arts and Culture Community Service Program

The GFWC Arts and Culture Community Service Program encourages members to promote and support art and cultural programs in their clubs and communities, and to expand understanding on every level, from local and regional to national and international. Our goal is to create projects that include crafts, dance, drama, food, music, and other manifestations of art and culture that develop skills, awareness, and appreciation. It is designed to inspire clubwomen and ignite within them a desire to make the world a more beautiful, thoughtful, and caring place.

Arts and Culture Community Service Community Connection Initiative: Community Historical Gems

GFWC encourages clubs to take an active role in creating and enhancing their community by  partnering with the local City Hall and Chamber of Commerce.

Civic Engagement and Outreach Community Service Program

The GFWC Civic Engagement and Outreach Community Service Program reminds GFWC members that each of us is a part of a larger society and is responsible for undertaking actions that will create a better quality of life and foster a sense of community—locally, regionally, nationally, and globally. This Community Service Program highlights and encourages citizenship; crime prevention, safety, and disaster preparedness; the needy, hungry, and homeless; and our military personnel and veterans.

Civic Engagement and Outreach Community Connection Initiative: A Little Thanks Goes a Long Way

GFWC clubs are encouraged to focus efforts on giving thanks and advocating for the essential workers in the community.

Education and Libraries Community Service Program

We aim to help others, while we also continue to learn. Projects in the Education and Libraries Community Service Program are designed to foster schools, as well as other educational institutions and opportunities. These projects promote libraries, literacy, and the love of a good book. Through these efforts, we encourage the growth of individuals and communities at home and around the world.

Education and Libraries Community Connection Initiative: Bring the Sparkle to Public Libraries

GFWC clubs are encouraged to establish a working relationship with a local librarian to plan beneficial services, programs, and activities.

Environment Community Service Program

The GFWC Environment Community Service Program encourages us to become stewards of the earth by working to preserve the world’s resources, protect wildlife and domesticated animals, live sustainably, and beautify our communities and enjoy nature. Environmental degradation is cumulative and many scientists warn that we are at a tipping point. There is no time like the present to act.

Environment Community Connection Initiative: Community Gardens – Sparkling Seeds, Brilliant Butterflies, Glamorous Garden Gloves

GFWC clubs are encouraged to enrich their community by partnering with local businesses, community groups, and/or schools to plan, develop, and grow a community garden.

Health and Wellness Community Service Program

The human body, mind, and spirit comprise our health and wellness. To improve our well being, we must address three key components: nutrition, disease prevention, and physical and emotional care. This Community Service Program aims to explore the various opportunities for awareness and advancement of each of these vital areas.

Health and Wellness Community Connection Initiative: Physical Fitness Opportunities for All Ages

GFWC clubs are encouraged to plan a year-long project that will promote physical activity for any age group.