Four local Leagues received Scharfman grants in April 2022:
LWV Framingham: LWV Framingham was awarded a grant to create a website that will provide visitors easy access to information such as upcoming election dates, voter education events, how to register to vote, where to vote, information about local government structure and leaders etc.
LWV Hamilton Wenham: LWV Hamilton Wenham was awarded a grant to host a production of “Ruth Bader Ginsburg – I Dissent” on May 25th, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. at the H.W. Library. This live event is part of an effort to reengage with their membership and the general public. The event will be publicized in conjunction with the library and through the League’s monthly newsletter and social media platforms.
LWV Needham: LWV Needham was awarded a grant to work with the Needham High School (NHS) Social Studies Department to support students as they complete the required eleventh grade student civics projects. See details here.
LWV Worcester Area: LWV Worcester was awarded a grant to participate in the Central MA Conference for Women. Their table will offer voter registration, feature fun quizzes about voting rights and local state and federal government and promote use of Vote411.org. LWVWA is also collaborating with a Worcester Public Schools middle school, Forest Grove Middle School, in a pilot School Civic Celebration Project. This year, Worcester implemented civics education at the middle school level; civics will be implemented in high school starting in the 2022-2023 academic year.