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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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YWCA Evanston/North Shore receives high-tech job training grant from Google.org

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

YWCA Evanston/North Shore today announced that it is one of 12 YWCA local associations nationwide that has received a grant for a high-tech job training program. The program, known as YWeb Career Academy, focuses on increasing access to digital skills, such as Web development and design, particularly for women of color. YWeb is part a… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore receives high-tech job training grant from Google.org

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YWCA Evanston/North Shore resumes groups for domestic violence perpetrators

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Like many others during the quarantine, Brian McHugh has discovered that there are some things that are best done in person, namely support groups for perpetrators of domestic violence. That’s why McHugh, who co-facilitates these men’s groups through YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s “Alternative to Violence” program, is anxious for his current group to start meeting again.… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore resumes groups for domestic violence perpetrators

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Gibson leads the way for Flying Fish at Illinois Senior Championships

Monday, March 16, 2020

Matt Gibson placed second in the boys 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:51.93 at the Illinois Swimming Senior Championships, leading the way for YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s Flying Fish swim team, which sent a host of competitors to the event at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The meet was held March 5-8 before USA… Continue Reading Gibson leads the way for Flying Fish at Illinois Senior Championships

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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