Community Action Projects

Community Action proposals are submitted to the joint board meeting of the branch, often in May.  A project must be in accordance with the AAUW mission of demonstrating a commitment to the community, and a local branch member is responsible for coordinating the activity.

Adopt an Author  Children’s Author Festival
Humboldt County hosts a biennial event, during which 25 or more authors of children’s books from across the U.S. visit 60 schools and speak to thousands of students in grades K-8.  AAUW Humboldt provides sponsorship for the festival.

Children’s Book Drive
Branch members are asked to donate new or gently used children’s books for distribution to organizations throughout the year.

National Geographic Society Geography Bee
AAUW Humboldt supports the study of geography and competition in the National Geographic Bee for students in grades 4-8.  The branch allocates funds for local schools to pay for materials and entry fees.

Rhododendron Parade
Branch members frequently participate in the annual rhododendron parade in Eureka in April, sometimes walking with signs or banners and riding in special vehicles.