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YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s McDowell named as one of “Willie’s Warriors”

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Tiffany McDowell, director of the Equity Institute at YWCA Evanston/North Shore, was recently selected as part of the spring 2019 cohort of the Chicago Foundation for Women’s “Willie’s Warriors” Leadership Initiative. The initiative brings together black women leaders in honor of Reverend Willie Taplin Barrow, creating a network and pipeline of leaders who are committed… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s McDowell named as one of “Willie’s Warriors”

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YWCA Evanston/North Shore to share findings about equity in Evanston at upcoming summit

Thursday, March 28, 2019

YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s fourth annual Equity Summit (formerly called the Racial Justice Summit) will kick off on Wednesday, April 10, with a discussion of highlights from YWCA’s project on the state of equity in Evanston. The summit will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m. on April 10, followed by highlights of the report at… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore to share findings about equity in Evanston at upcoming summit

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Flying Fish Swim School awarded grant from USA Swimming Foundation

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The USA Swimming Foundation today announced that YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s Flying Fish Swim School was chosen as one of 85 “Make a Splash” local partner programs to receive grant funding in 2019. The foundation’s $4,500 grant will go toward the Flying Fish Swim School’s ongoing efforts to provide free or reduced-cost swim lessons to local… Continue Reading Flying Fish Swim School awarded grant from USA Swimming Foundation

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YWCA Evanston/North Shore to offer training centered on domestic violence

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

YWCA Evanston/North Shore is offering a 40-hour domestic violence in-person training opportunity March 12 – 22 at the YWCA, 1215 Church Street in Evanston. Training sessions will be held March 12,13, 15, 19, 20, and 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The cost of the entire program is $255. YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s program is… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore to offer training centered on domestic violence

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YWCA Evanston/North Shore to screen “On Her Shoulders” in commemoration of International Women’s Day

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Evanston, IL — On Thursday, March 7, YWCA Evanston/North Shore will screen the documentary “On Her Shoulders” in commemoration of International Women’s Day, which is March 8. The screening will be held at the Wilmette Theater, 1122 Central Avenue, Wilmette, at 6:30 pm. A reception at YWCA’s Shop for Good, located at 1107 Central Avenue… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore to screen “On Her Shoulders” in commemoration of International Women’s Day

YWCA/YMCA Crosstown Classic raises $5,000 to support Evanston Swims!

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Evanston, IL – On January 18 and 20, more than 200 swimmers from McGaw YMCA’s swim team (MYST) and YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s Flying Fish competed in the fourth annual Crosstown Classic meet to raise money for the Evanston Swims! program. The event, which was held at both the YMCA and YWCA, netted approximately $5,000. The following… Continue Reading YWCA/YMCA Crosstown Classic raises $5,000 to support Evanston Swims!