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What Women Want

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

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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

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Tiffany McDowell to Lead Equity Institute at YWCA Evanston/North Shore

Monday, October 8, 2018

YWCA Evanston/North Shore recently announced that Tiffany McDowell has been named director of the organization’s newly formed Equity Institute. McDowell is a community psychologist and she brings expertise in using an equity lens to inform policy, advocacy, and program evaluation. She will lead development of the Equity Institute’s strategy for comprehensive training and consulting throughout the… Continue Reading Tiffany McDowell to Lead Equity Institute at YWCA Evanston/North Shore

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YWCA Flying Fish Aquatics Program Receives Grant from USA Swimming Foundation

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s Flying Fish Aquatics program was recently chosen as one of 151 “Make a Splash” local partner programs to receive grant funding from the USA Swimming Foundation in 2018. The awarded money will go toward the Flying Fish Swim School and its ongoing efforts to provide free or reduced cost swim lessons to… Continue Reading YWCA Flying Fish Aquatics Program Receives Grant from USA Swimming Foundation

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YWCA Evanston/North Shore Announces YWomen Leadership Award Recipients

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

YWCA Evanston/North Shore has announced the recipients of its 2018 YWomen Leadership Awards. The awards, which will be presented at the YWomen benefit at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago on October 13, recognize women who have made an impact in women’s empowerment, racial justice and social change. The 2018 YWomen honorees include: Victoria… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore Announces YWomen Leadership Award Recipients

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Flying Fish Compete at Championship Meets, Gibson Shines

Monday, August 6, 2018

Evanston, IL, August 3, 2018 – Several swimmers from the Flying Fish Swim Team, which is part of YWCA Evanston/North Shore, recently competed at championship meets and delivered some fast swims. Matt Gibson led the way for the Flying Fish at the Illinois Swimming Summer Age Group Championships held July 26-29 in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.… Continue Reading Flying Fish Compete at Championship Meets, Gibson Shines

YWCA Evanston/North Shore Honors Young Men for Completing Healthy Masculinity Program

Friday, August 3, 2018

On August 1, YWCA Evanston/North Shore held a graduation ceremony for ten young men from Evanston Township High School (ETHS). But this wasn’t about academics. Instead the ceremony recognized these teenagers for completing a six-week program centered on leadership and the role of men in preventing gender violence. YWCA’s program, which was led by Violence… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore Honors Young Men for Completing Healthy Masculinity Program

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After the March – Continuing the Movement for Immigration Rights

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

On Saturday, June 30th, YWCA Evanston/North Shore staff and community members stood in the scorching heat, alongside 50,000 others, to protest the cruel and inhumane treatment of immigrant families, women and children by our federal government. In solidarity with those attending over 700 demonstrations across the United States, we raised our voices against the many abusive immigration policies imposed by the current administration. Immigrants fleeing violence, war and poverty – in search of opportunity, safety and community in the United States – have been a target… Continue Reading After the March – Continuing the Movement for Immigration Rights