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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 Julie McBratney at jmcbratney@ywca-ens.org.

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YWCA Evanston/North Shore reaches out to young men with compassion and creativity

Friday, July 26, 2019

Evanston, IL – Although it’s summer, many teen boys from Evanston and Skokie are spending time in class. But these classes aren’t academic. Instead, they are designed to help adolescent males take an in-depth look at themselves and grow into the non-violent adults they want to be. It’s all part of YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s violence… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore reaches out to young men with compassion and creativity

YWCA USA: Stop Allowing Abuse

Monday, July 22, 2019

STATEMENT BY YWCA USA CEO ALEJANDRA Y. CASTILLO “Domestic violence continues to be an epidemic impacting one in four women in the United States. One of the primary reasons domestic violence continues at this pace is because abusers face little to no accountability for their actions. Often, they are protected by other people in power,… Continue Reading YWCA USA: Stop Allowing Abuse

We’re committed to the safety and security of immigrants

Thursday, July 11, 2019

We want to state clearly the position of YWCA USA:  YWCA is committed to ensuring that those seeking safety and opportunity in the U.S. can arrive and live without fear, harm, or discrimination. Current immigration policies have re-traumatized survivors of violence, heightened fears, and exacerbated discrimination against immigrant communities. [We] must prioritize the safety of… Continue Reading We’re committed to the safety and security of immigrants

YW Culinary graduates 2019

YWCA Evanston/North Shore graduates first class from its new culinary program

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

On June 20, the lobby at YWCA Evanston/North Shore was filled with family members, YWCA staffers, and other well-wishers as members of YW Culinary’s first-ever graduating class received recognition and applause. YW Culinary is a new program created by YWCA Evanston/North Shore to prepare low- to moderate-income women for success in the food service industry,… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore graduates first class from its new culinary program