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YWCA Evanston/North Shore to lead racial healing circles for National Day of Racial Healing

Friday, January 10, 2020

Adults who live, work, or worship in Evanston are invited to take part in racial healing circles led by YWCA Evanston/North Shore at various sites throughout Evanston, January 21-24. The racial healing circles are being held in conjunction with the National Day of Racial Healing on January 21. The National Day of Racial Healing, which… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore to lead racial healing circles for National Day of Racial Healing

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YWCA Flying Fish Aquatics marks 10 years of “prescription to swim” partnership

Monday, December 16, 2019

In 2009, Evanston pediatrician Aimee Crow reached out to the Flying Fish aquatics program at YWCA Evanston/North Shore with an innovative proposal: If she gave a child a “prescription” for swimming lessons, would the YWCA provide those lessons at a free or reduced cost? The answer was “yes,” and this fall marked the ten-year anniversary… Continue Reading YWCA Flying Fish Aquatics marks 10 years of “prescription to swim” partnership

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

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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

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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