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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

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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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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