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2019 YWomen honorees

Alpana Singh, Cindy Hartwig, Sekile M. Nzinga honored at YWCA Evanston/North Shore event

Thursday, November 21, 2019

YWCA Evanston/North Shore honored these local women at its annual YWomen Leadership Celebration on November 9: Cindy Hartwig, who serves as executive director of women’s health and professional practice at Lutheran General Advocate Hospital and focuses on the needs of domestic violence survivors in medical settings; Sekile M. Nzinga, director of the Northwestern University Women’s… Continue Reading Alpana Singh, Cindy Hartwig, Sekile M. Nzinga honored at YWCA Evanston/North Shore event

Gun violence is a women's issue

Senators Durbin and Duckworth address the connection between gun violence and domestic violence

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

In letters to the participants on the eve of our November 20 conference on Domestic Violence, U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth state their positions: U.S. Senator Dick Durbin: Earlier this year, a mass shooting in Aurora, Illinois claimed the lives of five people at the Henry Pratt Company and injured six police officers… Continue Reading Senators Durbin and Duckworth address the connection between gun violence and domestic violence

LeAnn Jenkins

LeAnn Jenkins joins Equity Institute team at YWCA Evanston/North Shore

Monday, November 18, 2019

LeAnn Jenkins has joined YWCA Evanston/North Shore in the newly created role of Equity Institute coordinator. In this position, she will manage and administer the Equity Institute’s training, workshops, and other engagement programs, which are dedicated to promoting racial and gender equity at the individual and institutional level. Jenkins has 11 years of experience in… Continue Reading LeAnn Jenkins joins Equity Institute team at YWCA Evanston/North Shore

Workers from evanston Rebuilding Warehouse

YWCA Evanston/North Shore partners with Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse on deconstruction

Monday, November 11, 2019

YWCA Evanston/North Shore, in partnership with the Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse, has begun deconstruction of the property it owns at 1730 Ridge Avenue. This is the first step in YWCA’s long-range expansion plan, which will break ground in 2020. “Our campus expansion plan will greatly enhance our ability to provide comprehensive domestic violence services to women… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore partners with Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse on deconstruction

Jennifer Gong Gershowitz

YWCA conference about domestic violence and shootings to feature Illinois Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz

Friday, October 25, 2019

Illinois State Representative Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz will be the opening speaker at YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s annual domestic violence conference on November 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines. The conference, which is presented in partnership with Oakton Community College and other local organizations, is titled “A Lethal Relationship: Gun… Continue Reading YWCA conference about domestic violence and shootings to feature Illinois Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz