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Click on item below to view more information and/or register. Download a printable copy of all our winter classes, trainings, events, and ongoing opportunities here.

Mar
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Coping Skills Class for Survivors (8 weeks)
Mar 4 – Apr 22 all-day

Are you a survivor of domestic violence**? Are you finding it difficult to cope with the stress and pressures of life?

Join us for a 8-week coping skills class for survivors. All genders are welcome. Class is FREE and registration is required.

**a survivor of domestic violence is anyone currently experiencing or have ever experienced physical, emotional, financial, sexual or psychological abuse as a means to intimidate or control you. 

Class Schedule

March 4 – April 22, 2020 (8 weeks)

Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30 pm at YWCA Evanston/North Shore (1215 Church Street, Evanston, IL 60201)

Class dates are March 4, March 11, March 18, March 25, April 1, April 8, April 15 & April 22.

Register Today

For more information and to register, please call our 24-Hour Crisis Line 877-718-1868. 

Limited childcare and transportation are available, please ask!

 

 

Mar
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YW Culinary Program
Mar 10 – May 28 all-day

YW Culinary 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 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 dates:

March 10 – May 28, 2020
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Let us know if you’re interested:

Apr
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Let’s Talk @ Lunch – at a distance (virtual)
Apr 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Let's Talk at Lunch logoWe’re taking Let’s Talk @ Lunch, an informal community discussion of current events through a racial equity lens, to Zoom!

Please grab some lunch, pull up a chair in your home, and join your virtual neighbors for a facilitated discussion every Wednesday in April 2020. All are welcome!
Apr
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Implicit Bias Workshop (postponed)
Apr 9 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Note: This workshop has been postponed until further notice.

Consciously or not, all of us carry biases towards individuals and/or groups. We look at what implicit bias is and how it works. Participants will examine their own biases and identify how those show up.  Tips for how both individuals and organizations can manage bias are provided.

Apr
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Dear Evanston Racial Justice Book Group
Apr 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join YWCA Evanston/North Shore for Dear Evanston’s Racial Justice Book Group to read and discuss Brittany Cooper’s “Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers her Superpower.”

Books are available at the second floor information desk at the Evanston Public Library, main branch. Books are also available for purchase at Bookends & Beginnings with a 15% discount.

Apr
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Let’s Talk @ Lunch – at a distance (virtual)
Apr 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Let's Talk at Lunch logoWe’re taking Let’s Talk @ Lunch, an informal community discussion of current events through a racial equity lens, to Zoom!

Please grab some lunch, pull up a chair in your home, and join your virtual neighbors for a facilitated discussion every Wednesday in April 2020. All are welcome!
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Basic Money Management for Women
Apr 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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. Registration required.

Apr
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Let’s Talk @ Lunch – at a distance (virtual)
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Let's Talk at Lunch logoWe’re taking Let’s Talk @ Lunch, an informal community discussion of current events through a racial equity lens, to Zoom!

Please grab some lunch, pull up a chair in your home, and join your virtual neighbors for a facilitated discussion every Wednesday in April 2020. All are welcome!
Apr
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Stand Against Racism in Skokie
Apr 23 @ 10:30 am – 10:50 am

Stand Against Racism is a signature campaign of YWCA USA to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities.

The 2020 Stand Against Racism in Skokie will take place on Thursday, April 23 from 10:30 – 10:50 am at various sites: On Oakton Street in front of Village Hall and the Skokie Public Library; on Gross Point Road and Church Street (near Weber Center); and at various D73.5 and D69 Schools. We invite you to join the Stand as an organization, school, business or individual. Although it’s not required, you can register your group’s participation  at www.standagainstracism.org.  In Skokie, we will all read this pledge at 10:45 am.  Feel free to make copies for your participants.

We know that these 20 minutes will not eliminate racism.  But standing together in this work for equity is the ONLY way we can actually achieve the systemic changes necessary for transformation of our institutions.

Apr
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Stand Against Racism in Evanston
Apr 24 @ 10:30 am – 10:50 am

Stand Against Racism is a signature campaign of YWCA USA to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities.

The 2020 Stand Against Racism in Evanston will take place on Friday, April 24 from 10:30 – 10:50 am at various sites along Ridge. We invite you to join the Stand as an organization, school, business or individual. Although it’s not required, you can register your group’s participation at www.standagainstracism.org.  In Evanston, we will all read this pledge at 10:45 pm.

We know that these 20 minutes will not eliminate racism.  But standing together in this work for equity is the ONLY way we can actually achieve the systemic changes necessary for transformation of our institutions.