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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 receives $9 million from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott

Thursday, December 17, 2020

MacKenzie Scott, a billionaire philanthropist and author known for supporting organizations committed to gender and racial equity, recently announced a gift of $9 million to YWCA Evanston/North Shore. YWCA Evanston/North Shore was one of 384 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive a gift from Scott after a thorough vetting by a team of advisors. “To select… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore receives $9 million from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott

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Pandemic doesn’t stop Northlight from working with survivors of domestic violence at YWCA

Monday, December 7, 2020

Since 2016, Skokie-based Northlight Theatre has teamed up with YWCA Evanston/North Shore to offer arts programs to survivors of domestic violence. This partnership has included tickets to Northlight productions and in-person workshops. The partnership was humming along as usual this year until the pandemic hit. According to Christina Lepri, Northlight’s director of education and community… Continue Reading Pandemic doesn’t stop Northlight from working with survivors of domestic violence at YWCA

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YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s new high-tech job training program for women to launch in January

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

To further expand its job training programs for women in vulnerable populations, YWCA Evanston/North Shore will launch YWeb Career Academy in January 2021. YWeb Career Academy, which will be conducted in partnership with Oakton Community College, is a 12-week intensive training program that will prepare women for success in technology jobs by equipping them with… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s new high-tech job training program for women to launch in January

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