Glendale Unified School District — Commission on The Status of Women
Glendale, California

Our Partnership with the Glendale Unified School District and
the Glendale Commission on the Status of Women began in 2004, and continues today!

Spotlight On Glendale!
Glendale Unified School District to re-energize the Purple Hands Pledge® in All 32 Schools(K-12)
through their partnership with the City of Glendale Commission on the Status of Women.

Over 25,000 people in Glendale, CA have taken the Purple Hands Pledge®!

March of 2005, the Purple Hands Pledge® was adopted as the Signature
Anti-Violence Program of the Commission on the Status of Women
(CSW).

January 2006, the Commission helped bring the Purple Hands Project to the programs offered during Yellow Ribbon Week by the Glendale Unified School District.

Over 22,000 children, across all grades, took their own personal
Purple Hands Pledge®.

The Purple Hands Project was an integral part of the Take Back the Night Rally and March to raise awareness about sexual assault and rape.
Virtually every participant took the Purple Hands Pledge® of non-violence!

The program was well received and featured in the Local Paper,
the Glendale News-Press.

♥ In 2010 the CSW was able to successfully help implement the Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Project’s® program with 100% participation throughout Glendale Unified School District’s 29 schools. This includes 20 elementary schools, four middle schools, and five high schools.

Courtesy of the Glendale News Press

Click Here to Read the 2004-2006 City of Glendale Commission on the Status of Women Report

During the 2011-2012 School Year, Ann S. Kelly, Founder/Executive Director, traveled to Glendale, CA, and completed 10 assemblies at six different schools in the Glendale Unified School District!

The six schools include: Verdugo Woodlands Elementary, Balboa Elementary, Abraham Lincoln Elementary, Thomas Edison Elementary, Rosemont Middle School, and Glendale High School.

Thomas Edison Elementary School

Thomas Edison Elementary Displays their Purple Hands Pledges

Students and Teachers give Purple Hands Pledge Bear a High Five!

Edison Elementary's Main Office covered in Purple Hands!

Purple Hands Everywhere!

Abraham Lincoln Elementary School
Balboa Elementary School

Students show off their Purple Hands Pledges®️!

Rosemont Middle School

Students gather outside for a presentation by Ann S. Kelly, Founder/Executive Director

City of Glendale Mayor’s Commendation
Glendale, California

“With appreciation for your distinguished leadership and dedication as Founder of the Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Project®. This project helps to educate students and their families about their moral and legal right to live free of abuse and violence. I highly commend your outstanding efforts to make Glendale a safer, healthier place to live and work.”
– Laura Friedman, Mayor January 17, 2012