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YWCA/YMCA Crosstown Classic raises $5,000 to support Evanston Swims!

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Evanston, IL – On January 18 and 20, more than 200 swimmers from McGaw YMCA’s swim team (MYST) and YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s Flying Fish competed in the fourth annual Crosstown Classic meet to raise money for the Evanston Swims! program. The event, which was held at both the YMCA and YWCA, netted approximately $5,000. The following… Continue Reading YWCA/YMCA Crosstown Classic raises $5,000 to support Evanston Swims!

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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

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What Women Want 2018

Monday, October 15, 2018

October 1, 2018, Washington, D.C. — Today, YWCA USA launched its report, What Women Want 2018, a new national survey of American women commissioned by the organization to identify women’s public policy priorities. The survey is part of YWCA’s newly-launched civic engagement effort to register 10,000 women to vote in the upcoming midterm elections, and to ensure women’s issues are… Continue Reading What Women Want 2018

YWCA Evanston/North Shore Honors Young Men for Completing Healthy Masculinity Program

Friday, August 3, 2018

On August 1, YWCA Evanston/North Shore held a graduation ceremony for ten young men from Evanston Township High School (ETHS). But this wasn’t about academics. Instead the ceremony recognized these teenagers for completing a six-week program centered on leadership and the role of men in preventing gender violence. YWCA’s program, which was led by Violence… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore Honors Young Men for Completing Healthy Masculinity Program

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After the March – Continuing the Movement for Immigration Rights

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

On Saturday, June 30th, YWCA Evanston/North Shore staff and community members stood in the scorching heat, alongside 50,000 others, to protest the cruel and inhumane treatment of immigrant families, women and children by our federal government. In solidarity with those attending over 700 demonstrations across the United States, we raised our voices against the many abusive immigration policies imposed by the current administration. Immigrants fleeing violence, war and poverty – in search of opportunity, safety and community in the United States – have been a target… Continue Reading After the March – Continuing the Movement for Immigration Rights

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YWCA Earns Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

Monday, July 2, 2018

By YWCA Evanston/North Shore Evanston, IL, July 03, 2018 – YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the fourth consecutive time that YWCA Evanston/North Shore has earned a four-star rating, which is the evaluating… Continue Reading YWCA Earns Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator