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

UPDATE the first two sessions are being consolidated and this program will now run only on Aug 8-12

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.

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Aug
15
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Basic Money Management for All
Aug 15 @ 12:00 pm – Aug 16 @ 1:30 pm

Basic Money Management is a financial literacy program designed to strengthen your money management skills by providing tools to help with budgeting, credit and debt issues. Participants will gain an understanding of the key components of successful money management and will be provided with useful financial resources and opportunities.

In this course you will learn how to:

  • Develop a spending plan: Set financial goals, develop a budget/spending plan and savings strategies.
  • Manage credit and debt: Understand your credit report and improve your credit score.
  • Build a secure financial future: Banking opportunities, savings options and avoid predatory practices.

Participants must commit to complete the entire course consisting of 2 modules. Basic Money Management classes are available in both English and Spanish.

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Aug
17
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YW Culinary Information Session
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

YW Culinary is a free 12-week job training program designed to prepare students for success in Chicagoland’s vibrant food service industry.

About this event

Curriculum Snapshot

In this program you will learn:

  • Culinary Skills
  • Develop knife skills and cooking techniques.
  • Prepare recipes and menus.
  • Connect and cook alongside classmates
  • Earn your ServSafe Food Handler’s Certification.

YW Culinary is available to traditionally underrepresented or vulnerable populations, such as women of color, survivors of domestic violence, and low-wage workers. The training is welcoming to those without a high school diploma or GED and individuals who are 18 years of age or older who are interested in a sustainable career in the food service industry.

YW Culinary will prioritize the following candidates for enrollment:

  • those who are interested in a food service career
  • Chicagoland area residents
  • those who have not completed a bachelor’s degree
  • those who have received a referral through a partner agency

All students must be fully vaccinated against COVID 19 and show proof of vaccination.

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Let’s Talk @ Lunch – at a distance (virtual)
Aug 17 @ 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!

Register on Community Pass here >

Sep
21
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Let’s Talk @ Lunch – at a distance (virtual)
Sep 21 @ 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!

Register on Community Pass here >

Sep
26
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MANEJO DE DINERO BASICO EN ESPAÑOL
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm

MANEJO DE DINERO BASICO es un programa gratuito de 2 clases diseñado para fortalecer sus habilidades de manejar su dinero. Obtenga la información financiera y las herramientas que necesita para usted y a su familia y para tomar decisiones financieras informadas.

La clase es facilitada en español por un Educador en Empoderamiento Económico de la YWCA

Esta clase está abierta a toda la comunidad, pero se tiene que registrar para participar.

Póngase en contacto con la coordinadora de Bienestar Financiero de YWCA, Fabiola Alfonso, al (224)420-3268 o falfonso@ywca-ens.orgf para registrarte o para obtener más información.

Se proporcionarán bocadillos, herramientas financieras, y un certificado

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Oct
3
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Basic Money Management for Women
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 4 @ 8:00 pm

Basic Money Management is a financial literacy program designed to strengthen your money management skills by providing tools to help with budgeting, credit and debt issues. Participants will gain an understanding of the key components of successful money management and will be provided with useful financial resources and opportunities. This education is geared to the diverse needs of women across the life cycle.

In this course you will learn how to:

  • Develop a spending plan: Set financial goals, develop a budget/spending plan and savings strategies.
  • Manage credit and debt: Understand your credit report and improve your credit score.
  • Build a secure financial future: Banking opportunities, savings options and avoid predatory practices.

Participants must commit to complete the entire course consisting of 2 modules. Basic Money Management classes are available in both English and Spanish.

Register on Eventbrite>

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 >

Oct
19
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Let’s Talk @ Lunch – at a distance (virtual)
Oct 19 @ 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!

Register on Community Pass here >

Nov
16
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Let’s Talk @ Lunch – at a distance (virtual)
Nov 16 @ 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!

Register on Community Pass here >