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Dec
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YW Tech Lab Partner Open House
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Do you serve women of color or low income communities? We want to partner with you!

What is YW Tech Lab?

YW Tech Lab (formerly called YWeb Career Academy – same program, new name!) is a FREE 4-month course which covers intensive technical training in the foundations of web development (Design, HTML, CSS, Javascript). Students also receive soft skills training, including situational workplace judgment, active listening, communication skills, and problem-solving.

The program is specifically designed to provide a free education in digital skills to traditionally underrepresented or vulnerable populations, such as women of color, survivors of domestic violence, and low-wage workers.

Upon completion of the 4-month course, graduates are prepared to pursue full-time permanent employment, paid internships or freelance careers. Students also earn 7 credit hours at Oakton Community College.

At our virtual Open House you will learn about:

  • The technical training and resources provided by YWCA Evanston/North Shore
  • Anticipated outcomes for the people you serve including employment stability, increased salary, and better communication skills
  • Other ways your clients can get involved with our Economic Advancement program

The program is part of a national partnership with Google.org, YWCA USA and YWCA Madison. YWCA Evanston/North Shore is partnering locally with Oakton Community College.

Interested?

Complete the form below and we’ll be in touch soon.

YW Tech Lab Partner Open House

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Dec
7
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YW Tech Lab Student Open House
Dec 7 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for a virtual open house to learn more about YW Tech Lab (formerly known as YWeb Career Academey), a free program designed to help women of color enter the tech field as web developers.

YW Tech Lab virtual open houses for prospective students will be held:

  • November 9, 2021, 3:30-5:30 pm (Central)
  • November 17, 2021, 3:30-5:30 pm (Central)
  • December 7, 2021, 3:30-5:30 pm (Central)
  • December 9, 2021, 3:30-5:30 pm (Central)

They will be hosted by YW Tech Lab leaders:

  • Kristin Drake, Workforce Development Coordinator, YWCA
  • Jermaine Peart, Professor, Oakton Community College
  • Shannon Callahan, Economic Advancement Director, YWCA

Interested? Complete form below.

Questions? Contact Kristin Drake at kdrake@ywca-ens.org.

YW Tech Lab is presented in partnership with:

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YW Tech Lab Open House

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Dec
9
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YW Tech Lab Student Open House
Dec 9 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for a virtual open house to learn more about YW Tech Lab (formerly known as YWeb Career Academy), a free program designed to help women of color enter the tech field as web developers.

YW Tech Lab virtual open houses for prospective students will be held:

  • November 9, 2021, 3:30-5:30 pm (Central)
  • November 17, 2021, 3:30-5:30 pm (Central)
  • December 7, 2021, 3:30-5:30 pm (Central)
  • December 9, 2021, 3:30-5:30 pm (Central)

They will be hosted by YW Tech Lab leaders:

  • Kristin Drake, Workforce Development Coordinator, YWCA
  • Jermaine Peart, Professor, Oakton Community College
  • Shannon Callahan, Economic Advancement Director, YWCA

Interested? Complete the form below and we’ll be in touch!

Questions? Contact Kristin Drake at kdrake@ywca-ens.org.

YW Tech Lab is presented in partnership with:

Oakton Community College logo

 

 

YW Tech Lab Open House

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Dec
15
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Let’s Talk @ Lunch – at a distance (virtual)
Dec 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!

Register on Community Pass here >

Jan
11
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New Year-Fresh Start Workshop
Jan 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

New Year-Fresh Start is a three-part workshop that will help participants identify internal and external barriers to becoming their best selves. Participants will generate ideas and action steps towards becoming the person they inspire to be.

Attend all three sessions or select the sessions that interest you the most.

Conversations will be guided by a series of prompts, but we look forward to having open and honest discussions outside of these prompts.

Conversation 1- Achieving your wildest dreams – January 11, 2022

What are your dreams? Are you comparing your life to others on social media What would be on your bucket list if you knew you couldn’t fail? Join us and create a plan toward achieving your bucket list.

Conversation 2- Creating a healthy work-life  – January 18, 2022

What are you striving for? What has been difficult to this point? How are we presenting ourselves in these areas? Join us and create a plan toward creating a healthy work-life.

Conversation 3- Prioritizing self-care – January 25, 2022

Describe your aspirational home and personal life. Do you make time for real connections? Is communication difficult? Join us and create a plan for self-care.

Note: Financial assistance can be provided for individuals who are unable to pay the workshop fee

Register on Community Pass >

Jan
17
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40-Hour Domestic Violence Training
Jan 17 – Jan 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 January 17-28, 2022 from 9 am – 2 pm (Central), Monday through Friday, with an hour long lunch break from 12 -1 pm.

REGISTER ON COMMUNITY PASS HERE >

Jan
18
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New Year-Fresh Start Workshop
Jan 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

New Year-Fresh Start is a three-part workshop that will help participants identify internal and external barriers to becoming their best selves. Participants will generate ideas and action steps towards becoming the person they inspire to be.

Attend all three sessions or select the sessions that interest you the most.

Conversations will be guided by a series of prompts, but we look forward to having open and honest discussions outside of these prompts.

Conversation 1- Achieving your wildest dreams – January 11, 2022

What are your dreams? Are you comparing your life to others on social media What would be on your bucket list if you knew you couldn’t fail? Join us and create a plan toward achieving your bucket list.

Conversation 2- Creating a healthy work-life  – January 18, 2022

What are you striving for? What has been difficult to this point? How are we presenting ourselves in these areas? Join us and create a plan toward creating a healthy work-life.

Conversation 3- Prioritizing self-care – January 25, 2022

Describe your aspirational home and personal life. Do you make time for real connections? Is communication difficult? Join us and create a plan for self-care.

Note: Financial assistance can be provided for individuals who are unable to pay the workshop fee

Register on Community Pass >

Jan
19
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Let’s Talk @ Lunch – at a distance (virtual)
Jan 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 >

Jan
24
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Basic Money Management for Women (virtual)
Jan 24 @ 12:00 pm – Jan 25 @ 1:30 pm

Class meets:

January 24 & 25, 12:00-1:30 pm

Basic Money Management for Women 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 two modules over two consecutive days.

This online class is free, but please register to attend.

Register on Community Pass here >

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Sign up for YWCA Economic Advancement Program updates to be notified of classes and events.

Jan
25
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New Year-Fresh Start Workshop
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

New Year-Fresh Start is a three-part workshop that will help participants identify internal and external barriers to becoming their best selves. Participants will generate ideas and action steps towards becoming the person they inspire to be.

Attend all three sessions or select the sessions that interest you the most.

Conversations will be guided by a series of prompts, but we look forward to having open and honest discussions outside of these prompts.

Conversation 1- Achieving your wildest dreams – January 11, 2022

What are your dreams? Are you comparing your life to others on social media What would be on your bucket list if you knew you couldn’t fail? Join us and create a plan toward achieving your bucket list.

Conversation 2- Creating a healthy work-life  – January 18, 2022

What are you striving for? What has been difficult to this point? How are we presenting ourselves in these areas? Join us and create a plan toward creating a healthy work-life.

Conversation 3- Prioritizing self-care – January 25, 2022

Describe your aspirational home and personal life. Do you make time for real connections? Is communication difficult? Join us and create a plan for self-care.

Note: Financial assistance can be provided for individuals who are unable to pay the workshop fee

Register on Community Pass >