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Month: March 2019

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Gail Christopher

YWCA Evanston/North Shore to share findings about equity in Evanston at upcoming summit

Thursday, March 28, 2019

YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s fourth annual Equity Summit (formerly called the Racial Justice Summit) will kick off on Wednesday, April 10, with a discussion of highlights from YWCA’s project on the state of equity in Evanston. The summit will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m. on April 10, followed by highlights of the report at… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore to share findings about equity in Evanston at upcoming summit

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Flying Fish Swim School awarded grant from USA Swimming Foundation

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The USA Swimming Foundation today announced that YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s Flying Fish Swim School was chosen as one of 85 “Make a Splash” local partner programs to receive grant funding in 2019. The foundation’s $4,500 grant will go toward the Flying Fish Swim School’s ongoing efforts to provide free or reduced-cost swim lessons to local… Continue Reading Flying Fish Swim School awarded grant from USA Swimming Foundation

Leslie Lina Paluch

Historic minimum wage law will make a difference for women and families

Thursday, March 21, 2019

By Leslie Lina Paluch, Policy and Advocacy Manager At YWCA Evanston/North Shore, our mission is to eliminate racism and empower women. A critical component of this social justice vision is workers’ rights. We believe that all people have the right to economic security and should be given the opportunity to reach their full potential in… Continue Reading Historic minimum wage law will make a difference for women and families

Sawsan and Amal’s Story

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Joining YWCA in fall 2018 has opened new doors for my daughter, Amal, a lovely third grader diagnosed with generalized anxiety and sensory integration dysfunction a few years back. The journey into regaining strength, confidence, coping skills, and battling worries and fears has been full of twists and turns for both of us; but we… Continue Reading Sawsan and Amal’s Story