Fies family pulled-pork event raises $8,000 for children at YWCA Evanston/North Shore

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Jean and Andy Fies

Fies family pulled-pork event raises $8,000 for children at YWCA Evanston/North Shore

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

On Sunday, April 14, Evanston friends and neighbors pulled together with pulled pork to change young lives. For the sixth year in a row, the Fies family from Evanston hosted their pulled pork fundraiser. According to Andy Fies, who with his wife, Jean, and their three children, spearhead the fundraiser, it was the most successful… Continue Reading Fies family pulled-pork event raises $8,000 for children at YWCA Evanston/North Shore

YWCA Evanston/North Shore named diversity, equity, and inclusion expert by Catalyst:Ed

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

YWCA Evanston/North Shore was recently named to Catalyst:Ed’s expert network based on its expertise and leadership in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Catalyst:Ed is a non-profit organization that connects highly skilled professionals/groups with organizations that need expert help for short-term projects so they can amplify their impact. The organization selects experts, such as YWCA Evanston/North Shore,… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore named diversity, equity, and inclusion expert by Catalyst:Ed

YWCA Flying Fish take sixth at national invitational

Friday, April 19, 2019

The Flying Fish swim team of YWCA Evanston/North Shore finished sixth overall at the Sun Kissed Invitational, a national meet held in Charlotte, North Carolina, March 28-31. Matt Gibson led the way for the Flying Fish, winning the senior boys 200-yard backstroke (1:51.08) and 200-yard butterfly (1:51.08). Gibson also took third in the 100-yard backstroke… Continue Reading YWCA Flying Fish take sixth at national invitational

Photo from Stand Against Racism

YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s Stand Against Racism set for April 24-25

Friday, April 19, 2019

YWCA Evanston/North Shore invites people to join with friends, neighbors, colleagues, and community groups for its annual Stand Against Racism next week. This year the event will take place on two different days. The stand in Evanston will be held on Wednesday, April 24, at 1:30 p.m., and the stand in Skokie will take place on… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s Stand Against Racism set for April 24-25

Women wading in a lake holding on to one another

Why swimming fits with the mission of YWCA Evanston/North Shore

Monday, April 15, 2019

By Kristen White, chief operating officer, YWCA Evanston/North Shore (condensed from remarks at the Flying Fish awards ceremony on April 4, 2019) People often ask us why YWCA Evanston/North Shore is involved in swimming.  They do not see how swimming is related to our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. However, the history of… Continue Reading Why swimming fits with the mission of YWCA Evanston/North Shore