About the Keeping Youth Safe and Healthy Act

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Hallie Cohen

About the Keeping Youth Safe and Healthy Act

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

by Hallie Cohen, YWCA Evanston/North Shore Violence Prevention Educator On August 20, Governor JB Pritzker signed the Keeping Youth Safe and Healthy Act into law. Also known as SB 818, the Keeping Youth Safe and Healthy Act creates age-appropriate learning standards for public schools that decide to teach comprehensive personal health and safety education (grades… Continue Reading About the Keeping Youth Safe and Healthy Act

Fabiola Alfonso, YWCA Financial Education Specialist

Getting and using the new federal Child Tax Credit 

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

By Fabiola Alfonso, Financial Education Specialist at YWCA Evanston/North Shore The federal Child Tax Credit (CTC) payments have arrived, so it’s time to start using this money! But before you do, let’s be sure you received your money or know how to get it. Beginning July 15, the IRS began paying half the total credit amount in advance monthly payments for families who qualify. (Learn more here.) For some families, the CTC payments have been easy to get.… Continue Reading Getting and using the new federal Child Tax Credit 

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YWCA Evanston/North Shore graduates first class from new Summer Youth Leadership Program

Friday, August 13, 2021

On August 11, YWCA Evanston/North Shore held a graduation of sorts for the 11 participants of its first-ever Summer Youth Leadership Program, which focused on leadership skills and strategies for building healthy identities, relationships, and communities. The young leaders gathered at the YWCA’s newly renovated campus for reflection and a pizza lunch as their 10-week… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore graduates first class from new Summer Youth Leadership Program

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YWCA statement in support of District 65 anti-racism work

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

A joint statement by Karen Singer, CEO and Tiffany McDowell, Equity Institute Director, YWCA Evanston/North Shore in support  of Evanston School District 65. YWCA Evanston/North Shore is committed to eliminating racism and empowering women, and we support Evanston School District 65 administrators and school board’s anti-racism and anti-oppression work.  A few years ago, we supported the… Continue Reading YWCA statement in support of District 65 anti-racism work