About Us

Our Branch

The Hayward/Castro Valley Branch of the AAUW invites you to join us in our support of issues important to the status and well-being of women. We have been active in the community for over 72 years, since 1941 when our branch was founded.

Our Mission

AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, research and philanthropy. Our national association sponsors research into equity for girls and women in education and business; provides legal advocacy and financial support to women facing discrimination or sexual harassment in the workplace or in schools of higher education; provides grants and fellowships to graduate women; and publishes important research about issues such as financial literacy, science and technical training and pay equity.

Locally we work with our libraries providing uplifting programs that support the mission of AAUW. We also network with the League of Women voters to provide nonpartisan information to the community about issues and candidates, and we support the work of FESCO and the Emergency Shelter Program in their efforts to assist women in crisis.

Our Bylaws

The Hayward/Castro Valley Branch is a Non Profit Mutual Benefit Corporation organized under California law.  The corporation is formed for the purpose of engaging in any lawful act or activity for which a nonprofit mutual benefit corporation may be organized under the law.  Specifically, it is formed for advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.  The branch shall promote the work of the corporation’s national organization, AAUW. View our bylaws here.