Our CHiPS Projects

Sponsorship, Education, Speaking & Advocacy

In June 2016, the AAUW-Eugene-Lane Branch voted to adopt CHiPS as a
mission-based program. After assessing the research, connecting with schools,
representatives and others in our community, we identified the most promising
ways to engage with our schools and representatives to reach our goalsCHiPS_logo-sm-tagline-webres:

Sponsorship – We are currently sponsoring five Willamette High School girls competing on a Classroom Law Project Mock Trial Team. We are interested in also sponsoring high school girls who participate in the YMCA Youth and Government Program.

Education – AAUW Eugene-Lane members are available to host CHiPS tables at Social Studies Teachers’ Inservice to connect teachers with classroom materials, activities and lesson plans, and civics conferences. Learn more … 

Speaking – AAUW Eugene-Lane Branch members are available to speak about civic leadership in social studies classrooms in our area. They will inspire students to get involved by sharing their personal community experience.

Advocacy – We are collaborating with State Representative Paul Evans (Monmouth-W. Salem) to support a low-cost bipartisan civics bill (HB 2691) to ensure all students have basic knowledge of American civics when they graduate high school. We’re also interested in increasing teachers’ and students’ civic awareness, tracking elected official accountability, improving public discourse and promoting civic equality.

If you are aware of ways we can advance these initiatives or you would like to inquire about accessing one of our services, we’d love to hear from you! Use our AAUW Eugene-Lane branch contact form, or contact our CHiPS program coordinator Peggy Shippen directly at chips97405 [at] gmail [dot] com.