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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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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

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YWCA Evanston/North Shore and Connections for the Homeless awarded federal housing grant

Friday, November 13, 2020

YWCA Evanston/North Shore, in partnership with Evanston-based Connections for the Homeless, was recently awarded a grant of $550,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women. The grant, which will be distributed over a three-year period, will be used to provide transitional housing for families who are homeless due to intimate partner… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore and Connections for the Homeless awarded federal housing grant

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YWCA Evanston/North Shore ceremonially breaks ground on expansion  

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Although YWCA Evanston/North Shore began working on its campus expansion and renovation several years ago, the organization held a small, socially distanced groundbreaking ceremony on September 17 at the YWCA to officially launch the project. “This morning marks an incredible milestone in the work of YWCA Evanston/North Shore,” said Karen Singer, president and CEO in… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore ceremonially breaks ground on expansion  

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YWCA Evanston/North Shore awarded $1 million grant for campus expansion

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

YWCA Evanston/North Shore has been awarded a $1 million grant from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation in support of its campus expansion, which will include a new building to support its domestic violence services and an upgrade of existing facilities. “We are honored and thrilled that the Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore awarded $1 million grant for campus expansion

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YWCA Evanston/North Shore assumes ownership of the Crowded Closet  

Thursday, August 13, 2020

YWCA Evanston/North Shore is adding to its family of social enterprises. The Crowded Closet, a consignment boutique located at 808 Dempster Street in Evanston, will now be owned and managed by YWCA Evanston/North Shore. Like the YWCA Shop for Good in Wilmette, which YWCA Evanston/North Shore acquired in 2018, all proceeds from the Crowded Closet… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore assumes ownership of the Crowded Closet