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From the Director

Since 1982, researchers from the Center for Research on Women (CROW) have tackled a broad range of issues of critical importance to women – from work, wages and workplace discrimination, immigration, unfair labor practices, international fair and free trade, to domestic violence, sexual assault, and women’s economic status. 

What began as an idea among colleagues a quarter century ago is now a thriving center of collaborative research and engaged scholarship that includes dozens of scholars dedicated to understanding and addressing problems of social inequality as they relate to gender, race, class and sexual orientation.

Your tax-deductible gift to the Center for Research on Women will help us continue to conduct scholarly research on issues that impact women’s lives, health, and economic  self-sufficiency.

Let me share a few of the important projects that our Center is currently undertaking with the support of donors like you:

At the local level, CROW has long been involved in research and initiatives related
to adolescent sexuality and teen pregnancy. We are excited to report that we
have partnered with the Shelby County Offi ce of Early Childhood and Youth and
other community organizations to conduct a needs assessment and evaluate the
eff ectiveness of the $4.2 million federally funded Teen Pregnancy and Parenting
Success grant.

Looking more broadly, our research team, in collaboration with the Institute for
Women’s Studies at the University of Georgia and the National Council for Research
on Women, are completing a two year project dedicated to understanding the impact
of increased child care funding allocated to low income women and families under
the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Funds). A full report and
recommendations for national, state, and local policy change are forthcoming in the
spring. The project was funded by the Ms. Foundation with additional funding support
from The Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis, allowing CROW to expand the
scope of local data collection.

CROW continues to partner with local agencies and organizations that serve women
and girls in Memphis to provide research support for local programming. This year
CROW worked with Girls Incorporated of Memphis, Girl Scouts Heart of the South,
A Step Ahead Foundation, and the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis, to
provide research support for the important work they contribute to our community.

In addition to direct research this year, CROW sponsored events that promoted
women’s scholarship and celebrated women’s achievements. Partnering with a
growing list of campus and community organizations, the Center facilitated a number
of projects and programs that helped to both support women’s rights and ensure their
well being.

If you would like to support CROW’s ambitious research agenda please consider making a gift.

If you are like me, your charitable giving reflects your deepest values and priorities. By being as generous as you can in your donation to CROW, you will be supporting women, scholarly research, and the continued fight for social justice and equality.

On behalf of all of us at CROW, thank you for your support.

Lynda M. Sagrestano

December 2011 through October 2012

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