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Aug
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Undesign the Redline
Aug 5 – Oct 20 all-day

Undesign the Redline is an interactive exhibit connecting the intentional and systematic racial housing segregation of the 1930s to political and social issues of today, through the powerful narratives of the people and communities affected by redlining and its legacy. The exhibit was created by Enterprise Community Partners.

Explore the history. Be inspired by stories of vision and change. Become part of the conversation for new equitable policies and practices.

Aug
19
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Microaggressions: Intent vs. Impact
Aug 19 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

What are microaggressions? Can they hurt if they weren’t intended in a hurtful way? How do they impact our work environment? What are helpful responses when I see, commit, or have someone use one on me?

Participants in our Racial Equity Workshops develop a common vocabulary, so they can begin to use a “racial equity lens” as they analyze institutional racism.  Led by trained facilitators, the group develops skills necessary to address racism at personal, interpersonal and systemic levels.

Aug
20
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Let’s Talk @ Lunch at Skokie Village Hall
Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Let's Talk at Lunch logoAs we learn to talk THROUGH the issue of racism (instead of around it), we need to share a common language, and deepen our understanding by looking at events and institutions through a racial equity lens. One opportunity for such practice is our “Let’s Talk @ Lunch” program. Participants gather, have a cup of coffee or eat lunch, and YWCA provides a trained facilitator. All are welcome!

Aug
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Developing Cultural Humility
Aug 22 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

What does it mean to develop cultural humility?  We’ll explore how an organization can become inclusive and understanding of a variety of cultures, races, abilities, and differences, and identify changes that can be made by organizations and by individuals to transform the climate.

Participants in our Racial Equity Workshops develop a common vocabulary, so they can begin to use a “racial equity lens” as they analyze institutional racism.  Led by trained facilitators, the group develops skills necessary to address racism at personal, interpersonal and systemic levels.

Aug
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August Financial Education Workshop
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Tenants’ Rights and Responsibilities

This workshop addresses the issues commonly experienced by renters looking for equitable housing. Renters will learn how to advocate for themselves and navigate the rental market. This workshop teaches:

  • Application screening
  • Preparing for tenancy
  • Understanding a lease
  • Repairs and Damage Deposit
  • Move in/move out inspection
  • Move out notice
  • Financial Literacy

Presented by: Jasemen Hatcher, Senior Housing Counselor/ Landlord Tenant Liaison at Open Communities.

All Financial Education Workshops are free and open to all, but please register below to attend.

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Aug
28
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YW Culinary Orientation
Aug 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

YWCA’s Culinary Program is a hands-on workforce training program designed to prepare low to moderate income women for success in the food service industry.

Features of the program include:

  • Development of culinary and food service skills
  • Pre-employment skills such as team work, communication skills, interview practice, and resume writing
  • Money management
  • ServSafe Certificate
  • Guest Chefs
  • Tours of local restaurants and food service businesses
  • Job placement and retention assistance
  • Ability to earn a stipend after successful job placement and job retention

Transportation, professional clothing, and childcare provided. Please register below if you are interested.

Orientation:

Wednesday, August 28
11am – 1:30 pm

Class Schedule:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
September 2 – December 5
9:30 am – 2:30 pm

YW Culinary Training Program

Sep
3
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Let’s Talk @ Lunch at YoFresh
Sep 3 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Let's Talk at Lunch logoAs we learn to talk THROUGH the issue of racism (instead of around it), we need to share a common language, and deepen our understanding by looking at events and institutions through a racial equity lens. One opportunity for such practice is our “Let’s Talk @ Lunch” program. Participants gather, have a cup of coffee or eat lunch, and YWCA provides a trained facilitator. All are welcome!

Sep
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Basic Money Management
Sep 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Basic Money Management will help strengthen your money management skills by developing tools to help with budgeting, credit and debt issues.

Participants must commit to complete the entire course consisting of 2 (two hour) modules over two consecutive evenings. This is the first of the two evenings. It will take place at the Evanston Public Library, at 1702 Orrington Avenue in Evanston, in the large Community Meeting Room on the 1st floor.

This class is open to the public, but please register online to attend.

Basic Money Management

  • Basic Money Management takes place over two consecutive evenings.
    We occasionally take photos of events and/or trainings in order to increase program visibility and participation. Do we have your permission to use a photo in which you may appear?

Sep
10
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YW Culinary Program Fall 2019 Start
Sep 10 all-day

YWCA is starting a Culinary Program, which will be a hands-on workforce training program designed to prepare low to moderate income women for success in the food service industry.

Features of the program include:

  • Development of culinary and food service skills
  • Pre-employment skills such as team work, communication skills, interview practice, and resume writing
  • Money management
  • ServSafe Food Handler Certificate
  • Guest Chefs
  • Tours of local restaurants and food service businesses
  • Job placement and retention assistance
  • Ability to earn a stipend after successful job placement and job retention

Transportation, professional clothing, and childcare provided.

Next Scheduled Class:

September 10 – December 5
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Let us know if you’re interested:

YW Culinary Training Program

Sep
11
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Let’s Talk @ Lunch at Curt’s Cafe
Sep 11 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Let's Talk at Lunch logoAs we learn to talk THROUGH the issue of racism (instead of around it), we need to share a common language, and deepen our understanding by looking at events and institutions through a racial equity lens. One opportunity for such practice is our “Let’s Talk @ Lunch” program. Participants gather, have a cup of coffee or eat lunch, and YWCA provides a trained facilitator. All are welcome!