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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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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

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We Stand with Families

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

YWCA USA has stood with women, children, and families for 160 years. We know that families are at the core of our nation’s well-being, and that the trauma of separation from caregivers has lifelong negative impacts on children. YWCA Evanston/North Shore joins YWCA USA in condemning the treatment of asylum-seekers, immigrants at the border and immigrants throughout… Continue Reading We Stand with Families

YWCA USA: Stop Allowing Abuse

Friday, February 9, 2018

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