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LeAnn Jenkins

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

Workers from evanston Rebuilding Warehouse

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

Jennifer Gong Gershowitz

YWCA conference about domestic violence and shootings to feature Illinois Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz

Friday, October 25, 2019

Illinois State Representative Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz will be the opening speaker at YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s annual domestic violence conference on November 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines. The conference, which is presented in partnership with Oakton Community College and other local organizations, is titled “A Lethal Relationship: Gun… Continue Reading YWCA conference about domestic violence and shootings to feature Illinois Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz

Craige Christensen

Why violence prevention needs to start early

Thursday, October 10, 2019

by Craige Christensen, Manager, Building Healthy Relationships program “This needs to be taught earlier!” states a high school student. I agree and ask, “When?” “Middle school,” she replies. I nod and say, “How about elementary school?” As part of the Building Healthy Relationships program at YWCA Evanston/North Shore, our goal is to teach young people… Continue Reading Why violence prevention needs to start early