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Jun
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Advanced Financial Workshops: Four Pillars of Retirement
Jun 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

An extensive study by Edward Jones and Age Wave uncovered four essential “pillars” that can impact your quality of life in retirement. Come learn about these essential and eye-opening insights that can help you get ready for your next chapter. Leave empowered to think through your own circumstances, goals, and challenges so that you can take action today to impact your quality of life later.

 

This series of workshops is for people who want to take their financial knowledge to the next level. Led by Patty Finley, Financial Advisor at Edward Jones Investments, the three workshops cover the basics of investing, budgeting, and tools for retirement. You can sign up for individual workshops, but we encourage participants to attend all three!

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Jun
9
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Redefining Community Outreach: Transformation over Transaction
Jun 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In order to move the needle forward when building leadership and deepen our base in marginalized communities, we can no longer adhere to the old ideology that places metrics over mission. Transformational community outreach explores both the organization and community building “The Table” together. Applying transformative approaches instead of those that are transactional will lead us into carving out more sustainable pathways of liberation within marginalized communities. This workshop is designed for anyone in philanthropy, organizing, leadership, or engagement roles.

Learning Objectives:

• Participants will receive a grounding in “moment vs. movement practices” that may shift perspective on outreach and fundraising

• Participants will learn how to embody their organizational mission with creativity, even through adversity

• Participants will grow in their understanding of how their personal theory of change and that of the organization align towards manifesting collective missions

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Contact equityinstitute@ywca-ens.org for information on scholarships.

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

Let's Talk at Lunch logoLet’s Talk @ Lunch, an informal community discussion of current events through a racial equity lens, is on Zoom!

Please grab some lunch, pull up a chair in your home, and join your virtual neighbors for a facilitated discussion. All are welcome!

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Jun
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2022 Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate
Jun 19 @ 7:30 am – 11:00 am

Sunday, June 19 starting at 7:30 am

Floyd Long Field, Evanston, IL

?5/10K Run (save $5 by registering before March 15)
Walk (save $5 by registering before March 15)
Youth Mile/Half Mile

The 2022 Ricky Byrdsong Race Against Hate is on! We can’t wait to see you!!!

Each year, the Race Against Hate brings together thousands of people from all over Chicagoland to run and walk in unity against racial hatred and violence. In 2020 and 2021, we adapted to honor the spirit of the Race without coming together.

While following CDC guidelines, we think it’s realistic at this point to plan to come together in mind AND body on June 19th! And we can’t wait to see you all!

About the Race

Now in its 23rd year, the Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate was launched to honor the legacy of Ricky Byrdsong and to bring attention to the need to combat hatred in all its forms. Comprised of chip-timed 5K and 10K runs, a 5K walk and a fun youth mile, the Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate also features on-field refreshments, music and fun for the whole family. Add to that technical t-shirts in women’s and unisex cuts, give-away bags, awards, a fast, flat, and scenic race course.

The Race Against Hate brings together thousands of people from all over Chicagoland to run and walk in unity against racial hatred and violence. Whether you’re a casual walker or a competitive runner, there’s a place for you!

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Jul
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YWCA’s Summer of Sex Ed- Session 1
Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm – Jul 15 @ 3:00 pm

In middle school our bodies, identities, relationships, and more can all go through major changes. YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s Second Summer of Sex Ed is here to help young people navigate these changes. A trained, experienced educator will lead these inclusive, age-appropriate, and medically accurate sessions. This program is designed not just to deliver information, but to engage young people to develop comfort discussing sensitive subjects, become critical thinkers, build healthy relationships, and become advocates for their own health and wellness. All identities and experiences are welcome and celebrated here. Topics covered include:

  • Gender and Sexual Identity
  • Reproductive Anatomy, Puberty and Development, and Hygiene
  • Birth Control and Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Healthy Relationships, Consent, and Decision-Making

Participants who attend a full session will receive a care package in the final session with school and self-care supplies! Light snacks will be provided.

All sessions will be from 1-3 PM. Select the dates and setting that work best for you.

  • July 11-15 (in person at the YWCA)
  • July 25-29 (on Zoom)
  • Aug 8-12 (in person at the YWCA)

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Jul
18
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40-Hour Domestic Violence Training
Jul 18 – Jul 29 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. This online training covers all ICDVP required topics using a trauma informed lens. Learn more here.

Training will take place from 9 am – 2 pm (Central), Monday through Friday, with an hour long lunch break from 11 am-12 pm.

REGISTER ON COMMUNITY PASS HERE >

Jul
25
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YWCA’s Summer of Sex Ed- Session 2
Jul 25 @ 1:00 pm – Jul 29 @ 3:00 pm

In middle school our bodies, identities, relationships, and more can all go through major changes. YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s Second Summer of Sex Ed is here to help young people navigate these changes. A trained, experienced educator will lead these inclusive, age-appropriate, and medically accurate sessions. This program is designed not just to deliver information, but to engage young people to develop comfort discussing sensitive subjects, become critical thinkers, build healthy relationships, and become advocates for their own health and wellness. All identities and experiences are welcome and celebrated here. Topics covered include:

  • Gender and Sexual Identity
  • Reproductive Anatomy, Puberty and Development, and Hygiene
  • Birth Control and Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Healthy Relationships, Consent, and Decision-Making

Participants who attend a full session will receive a care package in the final session with school and self-care supplies! Light snacks will be provided.

All sessions will be from 1-3 PM. Select the dates and setting that work best for you.

  • July 11-15 (in person at the YWCA)
  • July 25-29 (on Zoom)
  • Aug 8-12 (in person at the YWCA)

Register on Community Pass

Aug
8
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YWCA’s Summer of Sex Ed- Session 3
Aug 8 @ 1:00 pm – Aug 12 @ 3:00 pm

In middle school our bodies, identities, relationships, and more can all go through major changes. YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s Second Summer of Sex Ed is here to help young people navigate these changes. A trained, experienced educator will lead these inclusive, age-appropriate, and medically accurate sessions. This program is designed not just to deliver information, but to engage young people to develop comfort discussing sensitive subjects, become critical thinkers, build healthy relationships, and become advocates for their own health and wellness. All identities and experiences are welcome and celebrated here. Topics covered include:

  • Gender and Sexual Identity
  • Reproductive Anatomy, Puberty and Development, and Hygiene
  • Birth Control and Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Healthy Relationships, Consent, and Decision-Making

Participants who attend a full session will receive a care package in the final session with school and self-care supplies! Light snacks will be provided.

All sessions will be from 1-3 PM. Select the dates and setting that work best for you.

  • July 11-15 (in person at the YWCA)
  • July 25-29 (on Zoom)
  • Aug 8-12 (in person at the YWCA)

Register on Community Pass

Oct
17
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40-Hour Domestic Violence Training
Oct 17 – Oct 28 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. This online training covers all ICDVP required topics using a trauma informed lens. Learn more here.

Training will take place from 9 am – 2 pm (Central), Monday through Friday, with an hour long lunch break from 11 am-12 pm.

REGISTER ON COMMUNITY PASS HERE >

Jan
16
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40-Hour Domestic Violence Training
Jan 16 – Jan 27 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. This online training covers all ICDVP required topics using a trauma informed lens. Learn more here.

Training will take place from 9 am – 2 pm (Central), Monday through Friday, with an hour long lunch break from 11 am-12 pm.

REGISTER ON COMMUNITY PASS HERE >

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