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Feb
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Financial Coach Training
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Volunteer financial coaches work one-on-one with someone to help them reach their financial goals. The program, called The Advancement Project, combines financial education, financial coaching, and peer-learning to empower adults to accomplish a specific financial goal of their choosing.

If you have any questions, please contact Shannon Callahan at 847-864-8445.

Advancement Project Coach Application

  • Background and areas of interest

  • Availability

    Most coaching pairs meet for 1-2 hours once a month. Please mark the general blocks of time below when you are available. Based on this information, you will be matched with a participant and contacted shortly with your placement. thank you for your interest!

 

Mar
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Basic Money Management
Mar 4 @ 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.

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.

Mar
5
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Basic Money Management
Mar 5 @ 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 second of the two evenings. It will take place at the Evanston Public Library, at 1702 Orrington Avenue in Evanston.

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.

Mar
6
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YW Culinary Orientation
Mar 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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 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, March 6
10 am – 12 pm

Class Schedule:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
April 2 – June 30
10 am – 3 pm

YW Culinary Training Program

Mar
7
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International Women’s Day Commemoration
Mar 7 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Please join us Thursday evening, March 7, for a screening of the riveting documentary, On Her Shoulders, in commemoration of International Women’s Day.

On Her Shoulders

Directed by Alexandria Bombach, “On Her Shoulders” documents the persistence of Nobel Peace Prize Winner Yazidi activist Nadia Murad. Watch the trailer here.

Thursday, March 7
Wilmette Theater, 1122 Central Avenue, Wilmette, IL

  • 5:30 – 6:20 pm: Reception at YWCA Shop for Good, 1107 Central Avenue
  • 6:30 – 8:00 pm: Film screening
  • 8:00 – 8:20 pm: Talk Back with Heartland Alliance International, Director of Program Development, Liz Drew
  • 8:20 – 8:30 pm: Call to Action and Wrap Up

Our thanks to the following for their support of this event:

Founding Partners

Northwestern University Women’s Center, The Woman’s Club of Evanston, Evanston Women’s History Project

Community Partners

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Evanston-North Shore Alumnae Chapter, Evanston Public Library, Family Focus Evanston, Frances Willard House Museum, League of Women Voters of Evanston, North Shore Chapter of The Links, Inc., Northwestern University International Center

Mar
12
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40-Hour Domestic Violence In-Person Training
Mar 12 – Mar 22 all-day

YWCA Evanston/North Shore is an approved ICDVP training site for the 40-hour domestic violence training, which provides a solid base of knowledge for anyone working with individuals affected by domestic violence. The training covers all ICDVP required topics using a trauma informed lens.

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Mar
13
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Let’s Talk @ Lunch at Curt’s Cafe
Mar 13 @ 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!

Mar
26
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March Financial Education Workshop
Mar 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Challenges to Financial Independence: When Knowledge is Not Enough

This workshop will help financial coaches explore the emotional barriers which may interfere with the ability of motivated individuals to manage their finances.

Money is personal. To help create lasting financial habits, coaches must be aware of how personal experiences impact financial decisions.

At this workshop you will:

  • Identify common barriers to changing financial habits
  • Find realistic ways to move clients forward

Jessie Grossman GelberJessica Grossman is a Human Capital Consultant and Coach currently pursuing her Masters in learning and organizational change with a coaching certification at Northwestern University.  Jessica spent 9 years in the proprietary trading industry, first as a foreign exchange trader, and then developing traders after she discovered her passion for cultivating individuals potential.

She recently joined the YWCA Evanston/North Shore Board of Directors.

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

Apr
2
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YW Culinary Program Start
Apr 2 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 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.

Orientation:

Wednesday, March 6
10 am – 12 pm

Class Schedule:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
April 2 – June 30
10 am – 3 pm

Let us know if you’re interested:

YW Culinary Training Program

Apr
10
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Let’s Talk @ Lunch at Curt’s Cafe
Apr 10 @ 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!