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Evanston Swims! Launches Sixth Season

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Evanston, IL – Evanston Swims!, a community collaboration that teaches water safety and swim instruction to Evanston second graders at no cost to their families, recently launched its sixth official season. Approximately 230 children have registered. “It is gratifying to watch this program continue to fulfill its mission, which is to give all Evanston schoolchildren… Continue Reading Evanston Swims! Launches Sixth Season

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YWCA Evanston/North Shore Finishes Strong in Purple Purse Challenge

Monday, November 12, 2018

Evanston, IL – YWCA Evanston/North Shore raised $355,405 in private donations to win second place nationwide in The Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge. The Purple Purse Challenge, which took place during the month of October, is an annual fundraising and awareness campaign centered on the role that financial abuse plays in domestic violence. Purple is… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore Finishes Strong in Purple Purse Challenge

YWCA Evanston/North Shore event honors Victoria Dinges, Gloria Bond Clunie, and Kelley Cambry

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Evanston, IL – YWCA Evanston/North Shore honored Victoria Dinges, Gloria Bond Clunie, and Kelley Cambry at its annual YWomen Leadership Awards Celebration on October 13. The event, which was held at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago, drew 450 attendees and raised more than $300,000 to support the work of YWCA Evanston/North Shore. The… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore event honors Victoria Dinges, Gloria Bond Clunie, and Kelley Cambry

What Women Want

What Women Want 2018

Monday, October 15, 2018

October 1, 2018, Washington, D.C. — Today, YWCA USA launched its report, What Women Want 2018, a new national survey of American women commissioned by the organization to identify women’s public policy priorities. The survey is part of YWCA’s newly-launched civic engagement effort to register 10,000 women to vote in the upcoming midterm elections, and to ensure women’s issues are… Continue Reading What Women Want 2018

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Peter Raffel Named Aquatics Manager at YWCA Evanston/North Shore

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Peter Raffel, who grew up swimming in YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s pools, has been named aquatics manager in the organization’s Flying Fish Aquatics program. In this newly created position, he will be responsible for all Flying Fish Swim School operations, including its award-winning learn-to-swim program. “I learned to swim here and I swam on the Flying… Continue Reading Peter Raffel Named Aquatics Manager at YWCA Evanston/North Shore