The PCWP works across disciplines and campus offices to provide leadership, civic engagement, policy-related programs, and special events for students at Chatham in addition to outreach across the Commonwealth. The Center is home to the University's national membership in Project Pericles; the coordinator of student participation in Washington DC-based programs, such as PLEN; and a campus resource for students, faculty, and staff interested in women's public participation and civic engagement. The Center also hosts a variety of speakers, workshops, and special topics courses to fit the interests of our students. The PCWP also annually hosts NEW Leadership™ Pennsylvania.
Below are some of the Center's key programs - click on them to learn more!
NEW Leadership™ Pennsylvania - The National Education for Women's (NEW) NEW Leadership™ Pennsylvania is a part of a national network of NEW Leadership programs developed by the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) at Rutgers University. It is an intensive, week-long, residential leadership and public policy institute designed to educate and empower young women for future political participation and leadership. The program addresses the under-representation of women in the political arena by focusing on the role of women in politics and policy making in the Commonwealth.