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Why we do the annual Swim Marathon

Thursday, January 4, 2024

By Pete Caragher, Aquatics Director and Flying Fish Head Coach   Want to support the Swim Marathon? Click here.  The annual swim marathon is an important event for the YWCA Flying Fish swim team for many reasons. The marathon raises funds for YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s programs that support our mission to empower women and eliminate… Continue Reading Why we do the annual Swim Marathon

YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s Alternatives to Violence builds patience, empathy, and community

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

By Mags Bouffard, Communications Manager at YWCA Evanston/North Shore Every 9 seconds a woman in the US experiences domestic violence. Your gift can end the abuse. Click here to support survivors in our community.  Every Tuesday and Thursday evening, Brian McHugh stands at the entrance of Grace Lutheran Church to greet each man as they… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s Alternatives to Violence builds patience, empathy, and community

YWCA launches Every 9 Seconds Campaign to end domestic violence

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. At YWCA Evanston/North Shore, this means the beginning of our month-long, all-out effort to raise awareness about domestic violence, how it affects families, and how we can end it by working together. Your gift to Every 9 Seconds: YWCA Challenge to End Domestic Violence is the first step. Every gift to… Continue Reading YWCA launches Every 9 Seconds Campaign to end domestic violence

YWCA Evanston/North Shore to honor retiring CEO at YWomen leadership celebration

Thursday, September 8, 2022

YWCA Evanston/North Shore will honor 18 years of deepened impact under the leadership of retiring CEO, Karen Singer, at its annual YWomen leadership celebration on October 15 in Evanston. YWomen is back in person after a two-year pause due to the pandemic. This year’s event will recognize Singer, who will retire from her role this… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore to honor retiring CEO at YWomen leadership celebration

Meet our Summer Youth Leaders!

Friday, August 12, 2022

This is the YWCA’s 2nd annual Summer Youth Leadership Program, a 10-week program that focuses on leadership skills and strategies for building healthy identities, relationships, and communities. The summer cohort was selected by the YWCA in partnership with the City of Evanston Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program. Participants were chosen from a pool of students… Continue Reading Meet our Summer Youth Leaders!

The loss of lives to gun violence is unacceptable and excruciating – we must act now

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Statement from YWCA Evanston/North Shore on Gun Violence in Chicago and Highland Park  YWCA Evanston/North Shore mourns and stands alongside families and community members impacted by senseless acts of gun violence. It has been less than two weeks since we experienced a July 4th weekend plagued with gun violence across the Chicagoland area, including the… Continue Reading The loss of lives to gun violence is unacceptable and excruciating – we must act now

A Devastating Blow: YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s response to Supreme Court decision

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Overturn of Roe V. Wade is a setback for gender equality and civil rights; we must take action now  YWCA Evanston/North Shore is distraught and outraged regarding the Supreme Court’s decision overruling Roe v. Wade. This is an egregious decision that turns back 50 years of a woman’s right to choose, have autonomy and agency… Continue Reading A Devastating Blow: YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s response to Supreme Court decision

“I need to see your receipts for everything!” Breaking Free from Financial Abuse

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

By Fabiola Zdrubecky, YWCA Financial Wellness Manager Tracking your expenses is one of the ways you can have control of your money. As a financial educator, I tell my students that a budget is one of the most efficient tools for money management. You can control your money, allocate it efficiently, and reach your financial… Continue Reading “I need to see your receipts for everything!” Breaking Free from Financial Abuse

MUST READ Books to Improve Financial Wellness

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

January is Financial Wellness Month —a time to reflect, reset, and revive your financial goals! The YW Financial Empowerment Center is your go-to source for insightful tips, must-read books/podcasts, and valuable resources throughout the month. Here’s a list of books you can read to improve your financial wellness this month! 1) Fearless Finances by cassandra… Continue Reading MUST READ Books to Improve Financial Wellness

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The swim marathon makes me cry

Thursday, January 4, 2024

by Nancy Anderson, Flying Fish Coach I read somewhere that you should pay attention to the things that make you cry – the things that unexpectedly give you a lump in your throat – because they tell you something about yourself and what makes you tick. For me, many such moments have occurred on the… Continue Reading The swim marathon makes me cry