• Establish a clearinghouse for information related to African American women and their families

  • Disseminate information through working papers, testimony before Congress, seminars in the community, and publication of a quarterly newsletter

  • Sponsor seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conferences, including the Speakers' Series to present criticai issues impacting African American women and girls

  • Host the "Black Women in the Academy III" conference in 2001

  • Administer the Internship/Mentorship Program for students in the proposed Howard University Graduate Certificate Program in Women's Studies

  • Post and maintain an on-line directory of scholars who conduct research on African American women

  • Implement a post-doctoral fellowship program

  • Host visiting scholars

Community Service

  • Establish collaborative linkages with community-based organizations

  • Provide technical assistance to community-based programs

  • Participate in the Mayors' Summer Jobs for Youth Program

  • Establish Community Advisory Committees (girls, boys, men, women, and community leaders)

  • Conduct mentorship and tutorial programs for teens

  • Institute the Community Service Award to honor individuals who make outstanding contributions to African American women who live in the District of Columbia

For more information about the African American Women's Institute at Howard University, please call 202.806.4556 or write to us at African American Women's Institute, Howard University, M.S.C 590492, Washington, DC 20059. Email: The website address is


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