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YWCA Evanston/North Shore is a trusted social justice organization with a 90 year history of advocacy for women and children. Through our high-quality programs, trainings, classes, and workshops, we connect individuals and families across northeastern Chicagoland with the knowledge, community and resources to thrive.

View the latest press releases and news reports featuring YWCA Evanston/North Shore below. For media inquiries, please contact us at communications@ywca-ens.org.

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YWCA Evanston/North Shore invites community to participate in panel discussion on National Day of Racial Healing

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

In recognition of the National Day of Racial Healing, which occurs the day after Martin Luther King Jr. Day, YWCA Evanston/North Shore will host a virtual panel discussion that is free and open to the public. Titled “Racial Healing and Reparations: Two Steps Toward Transformation,” the panel discussion will take place from noon to 1:30… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore invites community to participate in panel discussion on National Day of Racial Healing

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Alejandra Y. Castillo to Step Down as CEO of YWCA USA

Friday, January 8, 2021

Contact: Courtney Holsworth, cholsworth@rabengroup.com, (989) 572-8162 Today, YWCA USA announced Alejandra Y. Castillo will step down as CEO on March 31, 2021. The YWCA USA Board of Directors will launch a national search for a new CEO to lead the organization in its pursuit of racial justice, gender equity, and help strengthen its national network of local… Continue Reading Alejandra Y. Castillo to Step Down as CEO of YWCA USA

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Evanston Hospital employees choose YWCA Evanston/North Shore as recipient of $5,000 gift

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

YWCA Evanston/North Shore announced that it recently received a donation of $5,000 from Evanston Hospital, which is part of NorthShore University Health System, an integrated healthcare delivery system headquartered in Evanston. According to a NorthShore University Health System spokesperson, the employees of Evanston Hospital voted to give the donation to YWCA Evanston/North Shore, selecting from… Continue Reading Evanston Hospital employees choose YWCA Evanston/North Shore as recipient of $5,000 gift

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YWCA Evanston/North Shore receives $9 million from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott

Thursday, December 17, 2020

MacKenzie Scott, a billionaire philanthropist and author known for supporting organizations committed to gender and racial equity, recently announced a gift of $9 million to YWCA Evanston/North Shore. YWCA Evanston/North Shore was one of 384 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive a gift from Scott after a thorough vetting by a team of advisors. “To select… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore receives $9 million from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott

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Pandemic doesn’t stop Northlight from working with survivors of domestic violence at YWCA

Monday, December 7, 2020

Since 2016, Skokie-based Northlight Theatre has teamed up with YWCA Evanston/North Shore to offer arts programs to survivors of domestic violence. This partnership has included tickets to Northlight productions and in-person workshops. The partnership was humming along as usual this year until the pandemic hit. According to Christina Lepri, Northlight’s director of education and community… Continue Reading Pandemic doesn’t stop Northlight from working with survivors of domestic violence at YWCA

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YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s new high-tech job training program for women to launch in January

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

To further expand its job training programs for women in vulnerable populations, YWCA Evanston/North Shore will launch YWeb Career Academy in January 2021. YWeb Career Academy, which will be conducted in partnership with Oakton Community College, is a 12-week intensive training program that will prepare women for success in technology jobs by equipping them with… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s new high-tech job training program for women to launch in January