Work in Local Education

AAUW Port Townsend supports education in East Jefferson County in many ways.

Early Literacy Tutoring
We sponsor two programs:

  • AAUW Port Townsend and Chimacum Creek Primary School are partners in the Kindergarten Phonics Project. Volunteers work on basic reading skills with groups of three to four students. For the last five school years, the Phonics Project has helped Chimacum Creek kindergartners master reading and spelling skills far beyond previous classes. More information about Chimicum Literacy Project
  • AAUW’s Grant Street Kindergarten Tutoring Program provides targeted students with one-on-one attention to improve essential pre-reading skills.
    More information about the Grant Street Program

Math Project
AAUW members have partnered with others in the community to improve the math competency of third graders in Port Townsend, Chimacum, and Quilcene, using small-group activities and individualized computer instruction.
More information about the Math Project

Career Day
Each spring, Port Townsend AAUW sponsors a Career Day for eighth-grade students in Port Townsend, Chimacum and Quilcene. The middle school students have a chance to interact with local professionals and learn about careers which may interest them. Sometimes such contacts help give students a direction, and may inspire them to continue their education.
More information about the Career Day

Tech Trek Summer workshops Program
For East Jefferson County incoming 8th grade girls
More information about Tech Trek