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Walnut Ridge Neighborhood Association
Washington Hills Neighborhood Association
Movie nights. Social activities.
Waterfront Neighborhood Association
Weeber-Harlocke Neighborhood Association
Weight Watchers
Weight reduction-New members attend an hour before first meeting.
West High PSTO
Parent support group for students and staff of West High School. Funds a scholarship for West High senior. Meetings held in the library.
Wetherby Neighborhood Association
Committed to improving the quality of life in the Wetherby area. Fighting drugs and violence, improving street lighting, rebuilding Wetherby Park, fighting rezoning of south district.
The Whippoorwill Club is the oldest unaffiliated community club in Johnson County; the club was established in 1902 as a social club by the daughters of early residents. The group's programs often focus on North Liberty development and community interests. The club has 50+ members; new members are by invitation only and initiated annually in April. The club celebrates its anniversary in June at the annual Mothers Picnic, when members recognize the club's heritage and honor deceased members
White Shrine of Jerusalem, Bethlehem Shrine #8
This group has been organized since 1919. Principal
activities include awarding Academic Achievement Awards to graduating
seniors in the area; assistance to sick and/or frail who have exhausted
other means; fellowship with other members. One must have a Masonic
relationship to be a member.
Willowwind School
Independent school, preschool through grade 6.
Montessori-style preschool ages 3-5 years. Child-centered, hands-on learning, fine arts and Spanish. Multi-age classes. Before and after school care available. Summer programs available. New $3.5 million
state-of-the-art campus.
Windsor Ridge Neighborhood Association
Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Program
The mission of the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Program is to expand and improve educational and professional opportunities for women in all fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by facilitating individual, institutional and social change. Selected WISE PROGRAMS:

* The WISE Undergraduate Peer Mentoring Program provides academic and social support to approximately 200 undergraduate women in STEM disciplines each year.

* The WISE Living-Learning Community (LLC) provides residential based community-building programs and academic and social support to 82 undergraduate women in STEM disciplines each year.

* The WISE Ambassadors, a student organization, provide outreach to area K-12 institutions and the broader community. They host programs such as WISE Badge Day for area Girls Scouts, serve as speakers at career exploration events, assist K-12 educators in their classrooms, and serve as judges for area science and engineering fairs.

* The WISE Resource Library includes academic journals, magazines such as eSchool, and Diversity; curricular materials with teacher manuals; and a growing number of books related to first-year transition, attribution theory, mentoring, career exploration, and work-life balance. Also available is a collection of hands-on science, math, and engineering projects for K-8 students.

* The WISE Grad-Postdoc Professional Development Workshop Series provides skill building opportunities for women in STEM at a time when they are transitioning from student to professional. Workshops are facilitated by UI faculty and staff and are offered on a rotating basis.

* The Dr. Eunice Beam Travel Grant Program, endowed in 2001, competitively awards six to eight $300 travel grants per year to doctoral women in STEM disciplines who are making oral presentations at meetings significant to their continued academic success.

Women's Foundation, Iowa
The Iowa Women's Foundation (IWF) is a nonprofit,
grant-making foundation dedicated to expanding opportunities and promoting
positive social change for Iowa's women and girls. Since 1996, IWF has
awarded over 1/4 of a million dollars to programs in over 60 counties across
Iowa. Internships are periodically available. Volunteers needed.
Women's Resource and Action Center
Organized in 1971. Associated with University of Iowa. Provides educational programs, support and discussion groups, counseling, advocacy, library, referrals, workshops, etc. Houses and/or
provides meeting space for other community organizations. Provides
volunteer and internship opportunities.

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