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YWCA Evanston/North Shore and Books & Breakfast mark fifth year of summer partnership

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

YWCA Evanston/North Shore and Books & Breakfast, a program that supports elementary students in Evanston/Skokie School District 65, just completed their summer partnership for 2019, marking five years of this innovative effort. Since 2014, the YWCA has served as the summer gathering spot for the children and families of Books & Breakfast, which serves Dewey,… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore and Books & Breakfast mark fifth year of summer partnership

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Gibson, Cvetas pace Flying Fish swimmers at summer championship meets

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Several members of YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s Flying Fish Swim Team recently competed at summer championship meets and delivered impressive swims. At the Illinois Swimming Long Course Senior Championships, held July 11-14 in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, Clio Hancock, Aidan Dillon and Matt Gibson swam to top-ten finishes. Hancock took fourth place in the women’s 400-meter individual… Continue Reading Gibson, Cvetas pace Flying Fish swimmers at summer championship meets

Chicago Race Riots and DKDK

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

by Eileen Hogan Heineman, Manager, Equity Institute Community Outreach Through my equity work with SEED (Seeking Educational Equity & Diversity) groups, I’ve learned to take into account all the things that can be categorized DKDK – Don’t Know what I Don’t Know.  These are different from the things that, as a white person, I know… Continue Reading Chicago Race Riots and DKDK

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YWCA Evanston/North Shore reaches out to young men with compassion and creativity

Friday, July 26, 2019

Evanston, IL – Although it’s summer, many teen boys from Evanston and Skokie are spending time in class. But these classes aren’t academic. Instead, they are designed to help adolescent males take an in-depth look at themselves and grow into the non-violent adults they want to be. It’s all part of YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s violence… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore reaches out to young men with compassion and creativity

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“It’s Skokie” podcast features YWCA

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Our young men’s leadership and “Building Healthy Relationships” programs were featured on the “It’s Skokie” podcast in July. Antonio Rice (our Violence Prevention Educator) and Eileen Hogan Heineman (Manager of Equity Institute Community Outreach) talked about our violence prevention and racial equity work in Skokie — programs which are available in many other communities in… Continue Reading “It’s Skokie” podcast features YWCA