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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

YWCA Evanston/North Shore offers suggestions to help someone in an abusive relationship

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and research shows that at least 60 percent of us know a victim of domestic abuse. But what can we do to help? Sandy T. Williams, domestic violence residential and community services director at YWCA Evanston/North Shore, offered these suggestions: Listen. If someone is confiding in you, resist the… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore offers suggestions to help someone in an abusive relationship

Healing Financially After Domestic Violence

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

By Fabiola Alfonso, Financial Education Specialist, YWCA Evanston/North Shore After a financially abusive relationship, the road to financial well-being can be overwhelming, but it is not impossible.  According to NCADV, 99% of domestic violence survivors also suffer financial abuse and they have the additional challenge of rebuilding their financial life. Financial abuse can leave a… Continue Reading Healing Financially After Domestic Violence

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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 Earns Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

Monday, July 2, 2018

By YWCA Evanston/North Shore Evanston, IL, July 03, 2018 – YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the fourth consecutive time that YWCA Evanston/North Shore has earned a four-star rating, which is the evaluating… Continue Reading YWCA Earns Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator