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What RCW Has Brought to the
Alverno Community

 

Over the years, many programs and projects with origins in the Research Center on Women have become integral to the Alverno Community. Some of these are highlighted below.

 

RCW had a hand in the creation of the Alverno Babysitting Service (renamed
Alverno Childcare Services and now known as Alverno Early Learning Center.) The first director was Sr. Solano Granger, pictured below.

Photograph of Sr. Solano Granger in the Old Babysitting Services Classroom

 

The MAP (Making Alternative Plans) Program, begun by RCW was created to help women assess their
ability to re-enter the job market. This program eventually became part of the Career Education Center.
The article describing the program below is from the November/December 1974 issue of Alverno Today.


November/December 1974 Alverno Today Article Describing the MAP Program


The PACE (Personal Advancement Through Continuing Education) Program was a program begun by RCW in 1979 with Title I of the Higher Education Act of 1965 Grant money in order to assist displaced homemakers. Eventually the program became part of the Telesis Institute.
 PACE Program Flyer--Cover
PACE Program Flyer--Inner Pages

 

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Part of the Title I Grant Application for the PACE Program
A Page From the PACE Program Title I Grant Proposal

 

As described in this issue of Innervisions newsletter from March 3, 1977, the Research Center on
Women received a grant from the U.S. Office of Education, Women's Educational Equity Act Program in
September of 1976 to study and evaluate Alverno's OCEL (Off-Campus Experiential Learning, now called Internship) Program.

Innervisons Newsletter from March 3, 1977--Masthead
Article on the Women's Educational Equity Act Grant to Study Alverno's OCEL Program from the Innervisons Newsletter from March 3, 1977


A Brief Excerpt from the Final Report for the Women's Educational Equity Act Grant
Women's Educational Equity Act Grant to Study Alverno's OCEL Program Final Report--Cover Page
Women's Educational Equity Act Grant to Study Alverno's OCEL Program Final Report--Introduction
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On November 1, 2001, RCW and the Multicultural Issues Office co-sponsored the first "Student-Faculty-Staff" Roundtable discussion in response to September 11, 2001. Within about a year, the Roundtable became a student-run activity open to the entire college community with Zohreh Emami as faculty mentor.

Ad for first Roundtable Discussion after September 11, 2001

In the Fall of 2007 the first Status of Girls in Wisconsin Report was released by Alverno College, Girls Scouts of Milwaukee Area, Inc., Girls Scouts of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Women's Council, and the Women's Fund of Greater Milwaukee. The Alverno research team included Sandra Graham, Chair; Megan Kemmet, primary research coordinator; Russell Brooker; Austin Doherty; Kimberly Miller; Kathleen O'Brien; Julie Rice and Julie Ullman. Updates to this first report are to be released in April 2010.

Cover of the frist Status of Girls in Wisconsin Report


In Fall 2009 Alverno's Research Center for Women and Girls opened in remodeled space in Clare Hall. Kate Masely was hired as its director. April 7-14, 2010 there was a weeklong series of events to celebrate its grand opening.
Click here to learn more about Alverno's Research Center for Women and Girls.

Alverno's Research Center for Women and Girls Grand Openoing Brochure

Alverno's new major and support in Women's and Gender Studies began in Fall 2010.

Brochure cover for Alverno's new Women's and Gender Studies Major and Support

 

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