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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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Flying Fish Swim School awarded grant

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

The USA Swimming Foundation recently announced that YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s Flying Fish Swim School was selected to receive a grant for 2022. The $4,000 grant will go toward the Flying Fish Swim School’s efforts to provide free or reduced-cost swim lessons to local families who otherwise would not be able to afford lifesaving swim instruction.… Continue Reading Flying Fish Swim School awarded grant

What racial healing means to us

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

To commemorate this year’s National Day of Racial Healing, the Equity Institute team considered the concept of Racial Healing and how it guides our work. Here, members of our team offer thoughts on healing, anti-racism, and justice. We invite you to share with us, what does racial healing mean to you?  Eileen Hogan Heineman: For… Continue Reading What racial healing means to us

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