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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.

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Hallie Cohen

About the Keeping Youth Safe and Healthy Act

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

by Hallie Cohen, YWCA Evanston/North Shore Violence Prevention Educator On August 20, Governor JB Pritzker signed the Keeping Youth Safe and Healthy Act into law. Also known as SB 818, the Keeping Youth Safe and Healthy Act creates age-appropriate learning standards for public schools that decide to teach comprehensive personal health and safety education (grades… Continue Reading About the Keeping Youth Safe and Healthy Act

Fabiola Alfonso, YWCA Financial Education Specialist

Getting and using the new federal Child Tax Credit 

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

By Fabiola Alfonso, Financial Education Specialist at YWCA Evanston/North Shore The federal Child Tax Credit (CTC) payments have arrived, so it’s time to start using this money! But before you do, let’s be sure you received your money or know how to get it. Beginning July 15, the IRS began paying half the total credit amount in advance monthly payments for families who qualify. (Learn more here.) For some families, the CTC payments have been easy to get.… Continue Reading Getting and using the new federal Child Tax Credit 

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