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Leslie Lina Paluch

Leslie Paluch to manage policy and advocacy at YWCA Evanston/North Shore

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Leslie Paluch has joined YWCA Evanston/North Shore in the role of policy and advocacy manager. She will develop and oversee policy work that advances YWCA’s mission to eliminate racism and empower women. Paluch, who previously served as a fellow focusing on justice reform at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights in Washington, D.C.,… Continue Reading Leslie Paluch to manage policy and advocacy at YWCA Evanston/North Shore

Rachel Sax

Rachel Sax named to impact measurement post at YWCA Evanston/North Shore

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Rachel Sax has been named impact measurement manager at YWCA Evanston/North Shore. In this newly created position, she will analyze data to assess the impact of YWCA programming and create in-depth understanding of how the organization can expand on its mission to eliminate racism and empower women. Sax believes a quantitative approach will help YWCA… Continue Reading Rachel Sax named to impact measurement post at YWCA Evanston/North Shore

CSA Program Participants and Coaches

Children’s Savings Program piloted

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Evanston Community Foundation and YWCA Evanston/North Shore report success in first year of pilot children’s savings program January 9, 2019 – “Savings for Success,” a financial education and savings program spearheaded by the Evanston Community Foundation and YWCA Evanston/North Shore, recently completed a yearlong pilot, and participants and coaches deemed it a success. The primary goal… Continue Reading Children’s Savings Program piloted

Swimmers in Evanston Swims program

Evanston Swims! Launches Sixth Season

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Evanston, IL – Evanston Swims!, a community collaboration that teaches water safety and swim instruction to Evanston second graders at no cost to their families, recently launched its sixth official season. Approximately 230 children have registered. “It is gratifying to watch this program continue to fulfill its mission, which is to give all Evanston schoolchildren… Continue Reading Evanston Swims! Launches Sixth Season

YWCA staff with big purple purse

YWCA Evanston/North Shore Finishes Strong in Purple Purse Challenge

Monday, November 12, 2018

Evanston, IL – YWCA Evanston/North Shore raised $355,405 in private donations to win second place nationwide in The Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge. The Purple Purse Challenge, which took place during the month of October, is an annual fundraising and awareness campaign centered on the role that financial abuse plays in domestic violence. Purple is… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore Finishes Strong in Purple Purse Challenge

YWCA Evanston/North Shore event honors Victoria Dinges, Gloria Bond Clunie, and Kelley Cambry

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Evanston, IL – YWCA Evanston/North Shore honored Victoria Dinges, Gloria Bond Clunie, and Kelley Cambry at its annual YWomen Leadership Awards Celebration on October 13. The event, which was held at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago, drew 450 attendees and raised more than $300,000 to support the work of YWCA Evanston/North Shore. The… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore event honors Victoria Dinges, Gloria Bond Clunie, and Kelley Cambry