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Jean and Andy Fies

Fies family pulled-pork event raises $8,000 for children at YWCA Evanston/North Shore

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

On Sunday, April 14, Evanston friends and neighbors pulled together with pulled pork to change young lives. For the sixth year in a row, the Fies family from Evanston hosted their pulled pork fundraiser. According to Andy Fies, who with his wife, Jean, and their three children, spearhead the fundraiser, it was the most successful… Continue Reading Fies family pulled-pork event raises $8,000 for children at YWCA Evanston/North Shore

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Why swimming fits with the mission of YWCA Evanston/North Shore

Monday, April 15, 2019

By Kristen White, chief operating officer, YWCA Evanston/North Shore (condensed from remarks at the Flying Fish awards ceremony on April 4, 2019) People often ask us why YWCA Evanston/North Shore is involved in swimming.  They do not see how swimming is related to our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. However, the history of… Continue Reading Why swimming fits with the mission of YWCA Evanston/North Shore

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YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s McDowell named as one of “Willie’s Warriors”

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Tiffany McDowell, director of the Equity Institute at YWCA Evanston/North Shore, was recently selected as part of the spring 2019 cohort of the Chicago Foundation for Women’s “Willie’s Warriors” Leadership Initiative. The initiative brings together black women leaders in honor of Reverend Willie Taplin Barrow, creating a network and pipeline of leaders who are committed… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s McDowell named as one of “Willie’s Warriors”

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Flying Fish Swim School awarded grant from USA Swimming Foundation

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The USA Swimming Foundation today announced that YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s Flying Fish Swim School was chosen as one of 85 “Make a Splash” local partner programs to receive grant funding in 2019. The foundation’s $4,500 grant will go toward the Flying Fish Swim School’s ongoing efforts to provide free or reduced-cost swim lessons to local… Continue Reading Flying Fish Swim School awarded grant from USA Swimming Foundation

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