YWCA E/NS Response to The SAFE-T Act and Pretrial Fairness Act

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YWCA E/NS Response to The SAFE-T Act and Pretrial Fairness Act

Friday, July 21, 2023

YWCA Evanston/North Shore firmly supports the Pretrial Fairness Act, as this transformative and historical legislation to end cash bonds will help domestic violence survivors. YWCA’s mission is to eliminate racism and empower women, and we recognize that the current cash bail system disproportionately impacts Brown and Black communities through over criminalization of both offenders and… Continue Reading YWCA E/NS Response to The SAFE-T Act and Pretrial Fairness Act

Over 3,700 Turn Out for 2023 YWCA Race Against Hate

Friday, July 7, 2023

YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s 23rd annual Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate, held June 18, drew nearly 4,000 runners and walkers, 150 volunteers, and 76 sponsors to raise over $309,000. The Race Against Hate honors the legacy of Ricky Byrdsong, former Northwestern University men’s basketball coach, who was murdered in 1999 by a white supremacist. Proceeds from… Continue Reading Over 3,700 Turn Out for 2023 YWCA Race Against Hate

Message from the CEO and President of YWCA ENS: SCOTUS Recent Rulings

Monday, July 3, 2023

July 3rd, 2023 Message from the CEO and President of YWCA ENS: SCOTUS Recent Rulings- As I reflect on several of last week’s Supreme Court decisions, I’m reminded how important educational opportunity and socioeconomic mobility are to the workings of an equitable and inclusive society. All of us at YWCA Evanston/North Shore believe the gap… Continue Reading Message from the CEO and President of YWCA ENS: SCOTUS Recent Rulings

Sex Education is Abuse Prevention

Friday, April 21, 2023

Child Abuse Prevention Month has been observed in April since 1983. This campaign arose to raise public awareness about child abuse and neglect, and in the decades since, our cultural attitudes around how to support and care for young people have continuously shifted and evolved. One focus of preventing abuse is protecting children from exposure… Continue Reading Sex Education is Abuse Prevention