Mission Based Projects


Future Prep is AAUW’s volunteer program at Healdsburg and Cloverdale High Schools to help students explore career choices and understand the pathway, education, and life skills necessary to attain those careers. We anticipate two events per year at both schools, focusing on careers that will capture the student’s interest. Cloverdale students will hear about careers in aviation and heavy machinery, and Healdsburg students will hear about careers in Agriculture, Hospitality and work in the construction trades. This is a highly rewarding activity for all who participate in it, including the volunteers, presenters, and organizers.

For more information, please contact Diane Bartleson at (Cloverdale) or Beth Wolk (Healdsburg).

Aside from Future Prep, AAUW members are asked to participate in a number of classroom activities, ranging from offering feedback on student’s community service activities and as observers in the presentation of junior class internship projects.



Using teacher provided material, Reading Rocks is a program that helps AAUW volunteers work with young student to improve their reading skills, build their confidence, and give the individual attention that is so hard for the classroom teacher to devote to them. A favorite activity of Reading Rocks is the holiday book giveaway, where each first grader at Healdsburg Elementary and Westside School receives a new book of their own. Pat Bertapelle is the coordinator at West Side and Diane Burnley is the coordinator at Healdsburg Elementary.

For more information, please contact Diane Burnley or Pat Bertapelle.



Every year our members bring school supplies for the elementary teachers of Healdsburg to the holiday party, which is very much appreciated by the staff at the schools.

For more information, please contact Beth Wolk.



The School Readiness Committee (established 2019) works to help ensure that all children in our community have the tools, resources, and parent help that they will need to be ready for kindergarten. The focus is from birth to age 5, a critical time for a child’s development.

For more information, please contact Beth Wolk, Barbara Epstein, or Charlene Luks.