Chatham News

Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics launches new interactive website

By: Amanda Kennedy, Senior Public Relations Specialist
March 1, 2011

PITTSBURGH (March 1, 2011) … The Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics (PCWP) at Chatham University has launched a new website featuring an interactive map which highlights the number of women in elected office broken down by county or major city in Pa. The website, www.chatham.edu/centers/pcwp, also includes information about PCWP events; resources for local and national research; student involvement opportunities for internships, training seminars, and voter registration; PCWP news; and programs for education and training to help engage citizens in public life.

“We are very excited about the launch of our new website as an interactive resource for educational, informational, and training opportunities,” said Dana Brown, PCWP executive director. “This site will serve as an important tool to help achieve our mission to provide women of all ages with the information and skills to be politically active in society and to be candidates for public office.”

About the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics
The Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics was originally established in 1998 as the Center for Women in Politics in Pennsylvania through the generosity of The Hillman Foundation, Inc and the Maurice Falk Medical Foundation. Reconceived and endowed by The Hillman Foundation Inc. as The Pennsylvania Center for Women, Politics, and Public Policy in 2003, the Center remains the first to focus specifically on women’s political involvement in Pennsylvania. The Center seeks to increase the level of political participation of women in Pennsylvania through its mission of education, public service, and research, and conducts training programs in applied politics, offers a variety of community and educational programs and combines policy analysis with public activism to advance the status of women on the public agenda across the Commonwealth. The Center engages women in experiential learning activities including internships, mentoring programs, advocacy work and volunteer activities, and provides women of all ages with the information and skills to be politically active in society and to be candidates for public office.

About Chatham University
Chatham University prepares students from around the world to help develop solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. Consistently ranked among the top master’s level institutions in the Northeast by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, Chatham University is also ranked in the top five percent of graduate-intensive institutions nationally and experienced the fastest-growing enrollment in the Pittsburgh region over the past decade. Founded in 1869, Chatham University includes the Shadyside Campus, with the historic 39-acre Woodland Road arboretum and Chatham Eastside facility; and the 388-acre Eden Hall Campus north of Pittsburgh. For more information call 800-837-1290 or visit www.chatham.edu.