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Leslie Lina Paluch

Historic minimum wage law will make a difference for women and families

Thursday, March 21, 2019

By Leslie Lina Paluch, Policy and Advocacy Manager At YWCA Evanston/North Shore, our mission is to eliminate racism and empower women. A critical component of this social justice vision is workers’ rights. We believe that all people have the right to economic security and should be given the opportunity to reach their full potential in… Continue Reading Historic minimum wage law will make a difference for women and families

Sawsan and Amal’s Story

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Joining YWCA in fall 2018 has opened new doors for my daughter, Amal, a lovely third grader diagnosed with generalized anxiety and sensory integration dysfunction a few years back. The journey into regaining strength, confidence, coping skills, and battling worries and fears has been full of twists and turns for both of us; but we… Continue Reading Sawsan and Amal’s Story

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YWCA Evanston/North Shore to offer training centered on domestic violence

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

YWCA Evanston/North Shore is offering a 40-hour domestic violence in-person training opportunity March 12 – 22 at the YWCA, 1215 Church Street in Evanston. Training sessions will be held March 12,13, 15, 19, 20, and 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The cost of the entire program is $255. YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s program is… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore to offer training centered on domestic violence

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YWCA Evanston/North Shore to screen “On Her Shoulders” in commemoration of International Women’s Day

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Evanston, IL — On Thursday, March 7, YWCA Evanston/North Shore will screen the documentary “On Her Shoulders” in commemoration of International Women’s Day, which is March 8. The screening will be held at the Wilmette Theater, 1122 Central Avenue, Wilmette, at 6:30 pm. A reception at YWCA’s Shop for Good, located at 1107 Central Avenue… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore to screen “On Her Shoulders” in commemoration of International Women’s Day

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!

Leslie Lina Paluch

Leslie Paluch to manage policy and advocacy at YWCA Evanston/North Shore

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Leslie Paluch has joined YWCA Evanston/North Shore in the role of policy and advocacy manager. She will develop and oversee policy work that advances YWCA’s mission to eliminate racism and empower women. Paluch, who previously served as a fellow focusing on justice reform at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights in Washington, D.C.,… Continue Reading Leslie Paluch to manage policy and advocacy at YWCA Evanston/North Shore

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Rachel Sax named to impact measurement post at YWCA Evanston/North Shore

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Rachel Sax has been named impact measurement manager at YWCA Evanston/North Shore. In this newly created position, she will analyze data to assess the impact of YWCA programming and create in-depth understanding of how the organization can expand on its mission to eliminate racism and empower women. Sax believes a quantitative approach will help YWCA… Continue Reading Rachel Sax named to impact measurement post at YWCA Evanston/North Shore

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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

What Women Want

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 offers suggestions to help someone in an abusive relationship

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and research shows that at least 60 percent of us know a victim of domestic abuse. But what can we do to help? Sandy T. Williams, domestic violence residential and community services director at YWCA Evanston/North Shore, offered these suggestions: Listen. If someone is confiding in you, resist the… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore offers suggestions to help someone in an abusive relationship

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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

Valentine’s Day Challenge: Talk About your Boundaries with Bae

Thursday, February 14, 2019

by Hallie Cohen Violence Prevention Educator The other week YWCA Violence Prevention Educators and I did an activity with six classes of 7th and 8th graders called a boundaries checklist. The checklist is four pages long and has lists of interpersonal behaviors around which people have differing boundaries. Students are supposed to read through the… Continue Reading Valentine’s Day Challenge: Talk About your Boundaries with Bae