Housing & Job Search Engines

This Directory includes a wide range of organizations, both large and small, including national research and policy institutions, grassroots activist organizations, local women's shelters, lobbying groups, and professional associations. Although it is extensive, it is by no means exhaustive. If you know of an organization that should be included, please contact our office, and it will be added.


Advocates For Youth 

1025 Vermont Ave. N.W., Suite 200 
Washington, D.C. 20005 
202/347-5700 
Fax: 202/347-2263 
www.advocatesforyouth.org 
e-mail: info@advocatesforyouth.org 
Contact: Jane Norman, Intern Coordinator
Description: Advocates for Youth works to increase the opportunities for and abilities of youth to make healthy decisions about sexuality. Since 1980, AFY has provided information, education, and advocacy to youth-serving agencies and professionals, policymakers, and the media.  


AIDS United (Formerly AIDS Action Council

1424 K Street, N.W., Suite 200 
Washington, D.C. 20005 
202/408-4848 
Fax: 202/4081818 
http://www.aidsunited.org/
e-mail: aidsaction@aidsaction.org 
Contact: Daniel Zingale, Executive Director
Description: AIDS Action is a network of more than 2,400 community service organizations and the one million HIV-positive persons they help serve. It is a national organization devoted solely to lobbying the federal government on AIDS policy, legislation, and funding. It is dedicated to effecting a responsible federal policy for improved care services, robust medical research, and effective prevention. The Pedro Zamora Center of the AIDS Action Council is a national AIDS youth advocacy program. 


Alliance for Justice 

2000 P Street, N.W., Suite 712 
Washington, D.C. 20036 
202/822-6070 
Fax: 202/822-6068 
www.afj.org 
e-mail: alliance@afj.org 
Contact: Alicia Holmes, Director of Administration
Description: The Alliance for Justice is a nationally based public interest association dedicated to ensuring equal access to the federal courts for disenfranchised groups and individuals. The Alliance, comprised of environmental, civil rights, and consumer public interest organizations, focuses its efforts in strengthening the public interest community, securing access to justice for all Americans, and fostering the next generation of advocates.  


American Association for the Advancement of Science 
National Network of Minority Women in Science 

1200 New York Ave., N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20005-3920 
202/326-6674 
Fax: 202/371-9849 
www.aaas.org/program/education-and-human-resources
e-mail: gbowden@aaas.org 
Contact: Gaynelle Bowden, Program Assistant
Description: Minority Women in Science is a national network group of the AAAS Education and Human Resources Directorate. The network's objectives are to identify and share information on resources and programs that could help in mentoring young women and minorities interested in science and engineering careers and to strengthen communication among women and minorities in science and engineering. 
 


AARP Women's Initiative 

601 E Street, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20049 
202/434-2277 
www.aarp.org/ 
Contact: Robert Carr, Head of Human Resource Division
Description: AARP is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to helping older Americans achieve lives of independence, dignity, and purpose. The Women's Initiative of AARP recognizes that older women have specific concerns: special health concerns, limited training and educational opportunities, inequities in the workplace, low retirement income, lack of financial planning skills, need for public benefits, inadequate housing, care giving responsibilities, vulnerability during transitions like divorce, separation, and widowhood, and fear of crime.


American Association of University Professors 

(Committee W on the Status of Women in the Profession) 
1012 14th Street, N.W., Suite 500 
Washington, D.C. 20005 
202/737-5900 
Fax: 202/737-5526 
www.aaup.org 
e-mail: aaup@aaup.org 
Contact: Howard Awrich, Director of Human Resources
Description: AAUP is a national organization committed solely to college and university faculty members. It defends academic freedom and tenure, advocates collegial governance, and develops policies ensuring due process. The AAUP Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession is committed to eliminating discrimination. It is concerned with pay and promotion equity, sexual harassment, legal defense, campus climate, provisions for families, and pensions and insurance. 


American Association of University Women

1111 16th Street, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20036 
202/785-7700 
Fax: 202/872-1425 
www.aauw.org 
e-mail: info@aauw.org 
Contact: Katherine Levy, Senior Field Associate
Description: AAUW is a national membership organization of college graduates which focuses on advocacy for equity and education for women and girls. AAUW serves as a resource for education, civil rights, employment, and reproductive rights. Within AAUW are the Public Policy Program, a variety of fellowships and grants for faculty, students, and researchers, the Educational Foundation, and the Legal Advocacy Fund. 


American Civil Liberties Union, D.C. 

1400 20th Street, N.W., Suite 119 
Washington, D.C. 20036 
202/457-0800 
Fax: 202/452-1868 
www.aclu.org 
e-mail: aclunca@aol.com 
Contact: Don Haines, Office Administrator
Description: The ACLU is a non-profit, non-partisan public interest organization devoted to protecting the basic civil liberties of all Americans and extending them to groups that have traditionally been denied these rights. It litigates, legislates, and educates the public on a broad range of issues affecting individual freedom in the U.S. 


American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees 

Women's Rights Department 
1625 L Street, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20036 
202/429-5090 
Fax: 202/429-5088 
www.afscme.org/ 
e-mail: womensrights@afscme.org 
Contact: Cathy Collette, Director
Description The AFSCME Women's Rights Department's mission is to encourage women's leadership, to activate women's political participation, and to work on issues of particular concern to AFSCME's women members. These issues include pay equity, promotional opportunities, work and family programs, and programs against sexual harassment and all other forms of workplace discrimination and violence against women. The department provides technical assistance, policy and legislative analysis, and training in these areas of importance to women.  


American Historical Association 

Committee on Women Historians 
400 A Street, S.E. 
Washington, D.C. 20003 
202/544-2422 
Fax: 202/544-8307 
www.historians.org
Contact: Noralee Frankel, Assistant Director, Women, Minorities, and Teaching
Description The Committee on Women Historians is a standing committee of the American Historical Association. The concerns of the Committee on Women Historians are the status of historians of women and women's history. It recently issued a Report on the Status and Hiring of Women and Minority Historians in Academia and is currently working on a pamphlet series on Women in the Global Context.  


American Jewish Congress 

Commission on Women's Equality 
2027 Massachusetts Ave., N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20036 
202/332-4001 
Fax: 202/387-3434 
www.ajc.org 
Contact: Guila S. Franklin, Executive Director
Description The Commission's main areas of interest are: advocating for reproductive freedom; combating gender-based discrimination in professional, educational, and religious settings; promoting policies that are beneficial to women and children; and developing programs that allow women to explore their unique place in Jewish history, culture, and religious tradition.


American Medical Women's Association 

801 North Fairfax Street, Suite 400 
Alexandria, VA 22314 
703/838-0500 
Fax: 703/549-3864 
www.amwa-doc.org 
e-mail: info@amwa-doc.org 
Contact: Eileen McGrath, Executive Director
Description AMWA is an organization of women physicians and medical students dedicated to the care of the woman patient and serving as the unique voice for women's health.


American Nurses Association 

600 Maryland Ave., S.W., Suite 100 West 
Washington, D.C. 20024 
202/651-7000 
Fax: 202/651-7001 
www.nursingworld.org 
Contact: Christine DeVries, Assoc. Director, Governmental Affairs
Description The ANA is the full-service professional organization and union representing the nation's registered nurses through its 53 constituent associations. ANA advances the nursing professional by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the economic and general welfare of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by working with the U.S. Congress and regulatory agencies on issues affecting nurses and the public.


American Psychological Association 
Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Concerns 

750 First Street, N.E. 
Washington, D.C. 20002 
202/336-6041 
Fax: 202/336-6040 
www.apa.org/pi/lgbt/
e-mail: publicinterest@email.apa.org 
Contact: Clinton W. Anderson, Officer
Description The APA Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Concerns Office provides policy analysis, supports APA policy development, and advocates APA policy on lesbian, gay, and bisexual concerns in psychology. It promotes psychological knowledge development and dissemination, provides technical assistance, information and referral, and consultation to APA members, other professionals, policymakers, the media, and the public. 


American Public Human Services Association 
(formerly American Public Welfare Association) 

810 First Street, N.E., Suite 500 
Washington, D.C. 20002 
202/682-0100 
Fax: 202/289-6555 
www.aphsa.org 
Contact: Amy S. Tucci, Director, Communications Department
Description APHSA is a non-profit, bipartisan organization of individuals and agencies concerned with human services. APHSA educates members of Congress, the media, and the broader public on what is happening in the states around welfare, child welfare, health care reform, and other issues involving families and the elderly. Its mission is to develop, promote, and implement public human service policies that improve the health and well-being of families, children, and adults.


American Sociological Association 

1307 New York Avenue, N.W. Suite 700 
Washington, D.C. 20005 
202/383-9005 
Fax: 202/638-0882 
www.asanet.org 
e-mail: executive.office@asanet.org
Description The ASA is a non-profit membership association dedicated to advancing sociology as a scientific discipline and profession serving the public good. It provides a unique set of services to its members and promotes the vitality, visibility, and diversity of the discipline. Working at the national and international levels, the ASA aims to articulate policy and implement programs likely to have the broadest possible impact for sociology now and in the future. Sections of the ASA include: Sex and Gender; Race, Gender, and Class; Sociology of Sexualities.


American Women in Radio and Television 

1650 Tysons Blvd., Suite 200 
McLean, VA 22102 
703/506-3290 
Fax: 703/506-3266 
www.awrt.org 
e-mail: mmcbride@awrt.org 
Contact: Mary McBride
Description AWRT is a national, non-profit, professional organization of women and men who work in electronic media and related fields. Its mission is to advance the impact of women in the electronic media and allied fields by educating, advocating, and acting as a resource to our members and the industry. Its goals are to work worldwide to improve the quality of the electronic media; to promote the entry, development, and advancement of women in the electronic media and other fields; to serve as a medium of communication and idea exchange; and to become involved in community concerns.


Americans for Democratic Action, Inc. 

1625 K Street N.W., Suite 210 
Washington, D.C. 20006 
202/785-5980 
Fax: 202/785-5969 
www.adaction.org 
e-mail: adaction@ix.netcom.com 
Contact: Sherry Brown, President, Greater Washington ADA
Description ADA is the nation's oldest liberal lobbying group. Its legislative priorities include economic policy, campaign finance reform, health care, anti-discrimination, civil rights, women's rights, and foreign and defense concerns. ADA is increasing its grassroots organizing capabilities including working with students across the country on local, state, and national issues.


Asia Pacific Center for Justice and Peace 

110 Maryland Ave., N.E., Suite 504 
Washington, D.C. 20002 
202/543-1094 
Fax: 202/546-5103 
www.napawf.org
e-mail: apcjp@igc.apc.org 
Contact: Miriam Young, Executive Director
Description The APCJP is a non-profit organization working with partners in the U.S., Asia, and the Pacific for justice and peace in today's context of changing national and global dynamics. It focuses on the policies and actions of the U.S. government, corporations, international institutions, and religious bodies as they affect the lives of peoples in the Asia Pacific region. Their programs include monitoring countries and issues, policy analysis, advocacy, education, and resourcing networks.


Association for Women in Development  

666 11th Street, N.W., Suite 450 
Washington, D.C. 20001 
202/628-0440 
Fax: 202/628-0442 
www.awid.org 
e-mail: awid@awid.org 
Contact: Kimberly Shaffer, Membership Coordinator
Description AWID is a non-profit, professional membership organization of women in development and gender and development (WID/GAD) researchers, practitioners, and policymakers committed to the full participation of women in forming a gender-equitable, just, and sustainable development process. AWID works to redefine development based on women's perspectives. It promotes research, policy, and practice to fully engage women in building a just and sustainable development process.


Association for Women in Science 

1200 New York Avenue, N.W., Suite 650 
Washington, D.C. 20005 
202/326-8940 
Fax: 202/326-8960 
www.awis.org 
e-mail: awis@awis.org 
Contact: Catherine Didion, Executive Director
Description AWIS is a non-profit organization dedicated to achieving equality and full participation for women in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. AWIS fosters the careers of women science professionals by facilitating networking among women scientists. AWIS also publishes a variety of materials to inform girls and women about science programs and women's issues, including the AWIS Magazine. AWIS also sponsors educational activities in schools and communities in addition to holding national conferences.


Association of Junior Leagues International 

1319 F Street, N.W., Suite 604 
Washington, D.C. 20004 
202/393-3364 
Fax: 202/393-4517 
Contact: Mary P. Douglass, Senior Associate, Programs Department
Description The Association of Junior Leagues is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism and developing the potential of women improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is educational and charitable. Through the power of association, the AJL strengthens communities by embracing diverse perspectives, building partnerships, and inspiring shared solutions.


Business and Professional Women/USA  

2012 Massachusetts Ave., N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20036 
202/293-1100 
Fax: 202/861-0298 
http://www.bpwfoundation.org/
Contact: Christopher Turman, Acting Director of Public Policy and Programs
Description Business and Professional Women/USA promotes equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education, and information. BPW/USA monitors federal legislation that affects working women and educates its members to become involved in public policy development in their own workplaces, and at the local, state, and federal government levels. The BPW/USA legislative platform includes planks that call for economic equity, women's health care, and civil rights.


Catholics for a Free Choice  

1436 U Street, N.W., Suite 301 
Washington, D.C. 20009 
202/986-6093 
Fax: 202/332-7995 
www.cath4choice.org 
e-mail: cffc@igc.apc.org 
Contacts: Frances Kissling, President
Description CFFC is an independent non-profit organization engaged in policy analysis, education, and advocacy on issues of gender equality and reproductive health. It is also an international educational organization that supports the right to legal reproductive health care, especially to family planning and abortions. CFFC also works to reduce the incidence of abortion and to increase women's choices in childbearing and child-rearing through advocacy of social and economic programs for women, families, and children.


Center for Policy Alternatives 

1875 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 710 
Washington, D.C. 20009-5728 
202/387-6030 
Fax: 202/986-2539 
http://cpalanka.org/
e-mail: info@cfpa.org 
Contact: Anne Mosle, Vice President of Women's Policy and Programs
Description CPA is a progressive, non-partisan, non-profit public policy center. CPA's mission is to champion women's economic agenda with a strong and united voice for a new economy that bridges class and racial lines. Its Women and the Economy Campaign seeks to translate the dialogue on women's equality from individual rights to economic potential and to reflect the priorities that bridge women across class and race.


Center for the Advancement of Public Policy  

1735 S Street, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20009 
202/797-0606 
Fax: 202/265-6245 
e-mail: capp@essential.org 
Contact: Subashini Ganesan, Intern Coordinator
Description CAPP is a non-profit organization dedicated to equity and accountability. CAPP fosters equitable, democratic, and humane management in government, corporations, and other organizations; it seeks the elimination of prejudice, sexism, and discrimination in the workplace and in society; and promotes democratic government through research, investigation, and education.


Center for Women Policy Studies

1211 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 312 
Washington, D.C. 20036 
202/872-1770 
Fax: 202/296-8962 
Contact: Leslie Wolfe, Executive Director
Description CWPS is a national non-profit, mutiethnic, and multicultural feminist policy research and advocacy institution. The Center seeks to incorporate the perspectives of women, in all their diversity, into the formulation of public policy that ensures just and equitable treatment of women. Current programs include: National Resource Center on Women and AIDS Policy, Violence against Women and Girls, and Women's Health Decision Making, among many others. The Center advocates to influence policy in the government, business, community, and non-profit sectors; to bring women's voices into public policy debates; to help shape the debate around women's roles and status; and to empower women to create positive change.


Centre for Development and Population Activities 

1133 21st Street NW Suite 800
Washington, D.C. 20036 
202/939-2637 Fax:  202/332-4496 
www.cedpa.org 
Contact:  cmail@cedpa.org
Description  CEDPA mission is to empower women at all levels of society to be full partners in development.


Children's Defense Fund 

25 E Street, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20001 
202/628-8787 
Fax: 202/662-3550 
www.childrensdefense.org 
e-mail: cdfinfo@childrensdefense.org 
Contact: Margaret Cain
Description The Children's Defense Fund exists to provide a strong and effective voice for all American children, who cannot vote, lobby, or speak for themselves. CDF pays particular attention to the needs of poor and minority children and those with disabilities. The goal of CDF is to educate the nation about the needs of children and encourage preventive investment in children before they get sick, drop out of school, suffer family breakdown, or get into trouble.


Church Women United  

110 Maryland Ave., N.E., Suite 108 
Washington, D.C. 20002 
202/544-8747 
Fax: 202/543-1297 
www.churchwomen.org 
e-mail: adelorey@churchwomen.org 
Contact: Ann Delorey, Legislative Director
Description Church Women United is an ecumenical movement of Protestant, Roman Catholic, Orthodox, and other Christian women which works for peace and justice on behalf of women and children in the United States and within the global community. CWU works with coalition partners to monitor public policy and legislative proposals, to inform and educate constituents on issues of concern, to link women together across inter-faith and denominational lines, and to address issues of global concern.


Clearinghouse on Women's Issues 

P.O. Box 70603 
Friendship Heights, MD 20813 
301/871-6106 or 202/362-3789 
Fax: 202/363-8866 
Contact: Ruth Nadel, President
Description The purpose of CWI is to exchange and disseminate educational information and materials on issues related to discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, or marital status, with particular emphasis on public policies affecting the economic and educational status of women. CWI also networks with groups researching the impact of government policies on women and conducts public discussions, forums, panels, and lectures on policies affecting women. 


Coalition of Labor Union Women 

1126 16th Street, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20036 
202/785-7200 
Fax: 202/776-0537 
Contact: Chrystl L. Bridgeforth, Executive Director
Description CLUW is a national membership organization of trade unionists, women and men, representing more than 60 unions dedicated to furthering the role of women in the labor movement and the world of work. It works for quality child care for working parents, pay equity, combating sexual harassment, as well as increasing women's participation in their unions in the legislative and political arena and promoting affirmative action.


Coalition on Human Needs  

1000 Wisconsin Ave., N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20007 
202/342-0726 
Fax: 202/338-1856 
e-mail: chn@chn.org 
Contact: James E. Stover, Program Assistant
Description CHN is an alliance of over 170 national organizations working together to promote public policies which address the needs of low-income and other vulnerable populations. The Coalition's members include civil rights, religious, labor, and professional organizations and those concerned with the well-being of children, women, the elderly, and people with disabilities. It also serves as a clearinghouse of information on poverty and human needs issues for our members and the public. CHN convenes meetings, forums, and issue working groups to share information, forge consensus positions, and develop and implement cooperative strategies. It also sponsors educational seminars and briefings on issues of concern to the human needs community.


DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence (DCCADV) 

1718 P Street NW, Suite T-6 
Washington, DC 20036 
202-299-1181 
202-299-1193 (fax) 
www.dccadv.org    
Contact: Katy McIntyre, Outreach and Advocacy Coordinator
Description: DCCADV is a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating domestic violence in the District of Columbia. Through our programs based at DC Superior Court and Greater Southeast Hospital, we help meet the immediate needs of domestic violence victims in crisis. DCCADV has a Policy Program which addresses systemic barriers for battered women in the District by monitoring policies, procedures and practices that impact domestic violence victims and service providers, tracking legislation impacting domestic violence, and advocating to ensure appropriate funding for domestic violence programs and services. Our new Outreach and Education project aims to increase community awareness of the issue of domestic violence in DC, provide education and technical assistance to local victim service agencies, and to strengthen collaborative relationships between DCCADV and other local organizations. We also work in collaboration with the Metropolitan Police Department and other local victim service agencies to train officers on response procedures for domestic violence calls, and run a Cell Phone Drive to provide emergency cell phones to the victims we serve. 


D.C. Rape Crisis Center  

P.O. Box 34125 
Washington, D.C. 20043 
202/232-0789 
Fax: 202/387-3812 
24 hr. Hotline: 202/333-RAPE 
www.dcrcc.org 
Contact: Denise Snyder, Director
Description: The D.C. Rape Crisis Center is a private, community-based organization dedicated to the vision of a world without sexual violence. The Center has a free 24-hour crisis hotline. It also offers individual and group counseling services to a diverse group of sexual assault survivors, their families, and friends. Through community and self-defense programs, legislative monitoring, and advocacy of sexual assault survivors' needs to various societal and governmental agencies, the Center heightens public awareness and sensitivity to the issue of violence against women.


The Development GAP 

927 15th Street, N.W., 4th Floor 
Washington, D.C. 20005 
202/898-1566 
Fax: 202/898-1612 
www.igc.org/dgap 
e-mail: dgap@igc.apc.org 
Contact: Tony Avirgan, Communications Coordinator
Description The Development Group for Alternative Policies works to ensure that the knowledge, priorities, and efforts of the women and men of the global South inform decisions made in the North about their economies and the environments in which they live. Through its collaboration with citizens' organizations overseas, The Development GAP is able to demonstrate practical alternatives to prevailing policies and programs.


Emily's List 

805 15th Street, N.W., Suite 400 
Washington, D.C. 20005 
202/326-1400 
Fax: 202/326-1415 
www.emilyslist.org 
e-mail: lswearingen@emilyslist.org 
Contact: LeTresa Swearingen, Admin. Asst. & Intern Coordinator
Description Emily's List is a full-service political organization that raises money for pro-choice, Democratic women candidates running for House, Senate, or Governor. It helps pro-choice, Democratic women build effective, winning campaigns and mobilizes women voters in order to help elect pro-choice, Democratic women.


The Empower Program  

6925 Willow Street., N.W., Suite 228 
Washington, D.C. 20012 
202/882-2800 
Fax: 202/882-2543 
Contact: Kasey Sher, Program Coordinator
Description The Empower Program is an educational non-profit organization dedicated to empowering young people to prevent gender-based violence. Through partnerships with schools and local and national organizations, the Empower Program develops and teaches programs that give girls and young women the skills and strategies to prevent violence in their own lives and encourages boys and young men to take an active role in ending gender-based violence.


Families USA Foundation 

1334 G Street, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20005 
202/628-3030 
Fax: 202/347-2417 
www.familiesusa.org 
e-mail: info@famliesusa.org 
Contact: Kara Gardner
Description Families USA is a national consumer group which is fighting for affordable health and long term care for all American families. It is engaged in public education, health policy research, organizing at the state and local levels, and advocacy.


Family Impact Seminar  

1730 Rhode Island Ave., N.W., Suite 209 
Washington, D.C. 20036-3101 
202/496-1964 
Fax: 202/496-1975 
e-mail: tooms@idsonline.com 
Contact: Theodora Ooms, Exec. Director
Description FIS is a non-partisan public policy institute that serves as an information and resource center for federal, state, and local policy officials, researchers, and program professionals. FIS is interested in improving both the content of policy making and how policy decisions are made and implemented. FIS conducts seminars, conferences, and research, and publishes reports, books, and guides on a wide range of child and family policy issues. FIS's current focus is on welfare reform, teen pregnancy, and a new program of activities on marriage and couples. 


Federally Employed Women 

1400 Eye Street, N.W., Suite 425 
Washington, D.C. 20005 
202/898-0994 
Fax: 202/898-0998 
www.few.org 
e-mail: fewinc@few.orgexecdir@few.org 
Contact: Dorothy Nelms, President
Description FEW is a non-profit, non-partisan, membership organization representing over one million women employed by the Federal Government throughout the world. FEW has actively worked to eliminate sex discrimination and enhance career potential for civilian and military women working in the federal sector. On the national, state, and local levels, FEW actively lobbies on issues of interest to federally employed women.


The Feminist Majority Foundation 

1600 Wilson Blvd., Suite 801 
Arlington, VA 22209 
703/522-2214 
Fax: 703/522-2219 
www.feminist.org 
e-mail: femmaj@feminist.org
Description The Feminist Majority and the Feminist Majority Foundation are non-profit research and advocacy organizations dedicated to promoting equality for women. The Feminist Majority leads action campaigns to inspire women to take power in all sectors of society. Feminist Majority organizers also track legislative issues of concern to women, and speak out to the government on behalf of women's rights. The Feminist Majority Foundation, a feminist think tank, develops creative and long-term strategies and permanent solutions for the pervasive social, political, and economic obstacles facing women. Through educational and research projects, the Foundation seeks to transform the public debate on issues of importance to women's lives.


Fifty Plus One 

301/530-8262 
e-mail: fiftyplusone@erols.com 
Contact: Karyn Strickler
Description Fifty Plus One trains pro-choice women in the campaign skills necessary to run for public office. Trainings focus on campaign fundraising, grassroots campaigning (targeting, voter identification, persuasion mail and phone banking, literature drops, and Get Out the Vote), and message development and delivery.


Fifty Years Is Enough 

U.S. Network for Global Economic Justice 
1025 Vermont Ave., N.W., Suite 300 
Washington, D.C. 20005 
202/463-2265 
Fax: 202/879-3186 
e-mail: wb50years@igc.apc.org 
Contact: Njoki Njehu
Description Fifty Years Is Enough is a coalition of over 200 U.S. organizations and 170 international partners working in environmental, labor, development, peace, social justice and gender issues. It works to profoundly reform the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund which celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 1994.


Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation  

1825 Connecticut Ave., N.W., 5th Floor 
Washington, D.C. 20009 
202/986-1360 
Fax: 202/667-0902 
www.glaad.org 
e-mail: renna@glaad.org 
Contact: Cathy Renna, Director of Community Relations
Description GLAAD promotes fair, accurate, and inclusive media representation of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. Its strategies include monitoring and mobilization, outreach to media professionals, community skills building and outreach, and promotion of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender visibility.


General Federation of Women's Clubs 

1734 N Street, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20036 
202/347-3168 
Fax: 202/835-0246 
www.gfwc.org 
Contact: Judith Walter Maggrett, Executive Director
Description GFWC is a non-partisan, non-denominational women's volunteer service organization. Clubs undertake volunteer community service projects in the areas of the arts, conservation, education, home life, women's health, women's finances, public affairs, and international affairs. The GFWC Women's History and Resource Center provides students, scholars, and the public access to a special collection devoted to women's history with an emphasis on volunteerism.


Girls Incorporated  

1001 Connecticut Ave, N.W., Suite 412 
Washington, D.C. 20036 
202/463-1881 
Fax: 202/775-9733 
www.girlsinc.org 
e-mail: HN3578@handsnet.org 
Contact: Mildred Kiefer Wurf, Washington Representative
Description Girls Incorporated is a national youth service organization dedicated to helping every girl become strong, smart, and bold. For over 50 years, GI has provided vital educational programs to millions of American girls, particularly those in high risk, under-served areas. In the Washington Office, GI informs policymakers about girls' needs locally and nationally and educates the media about critical issues facing girls. In addition to teaching girls how to advocate for themselves, pro-active community activists bring girls' voices into the public arena.