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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.

Feb
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Rightfully Hers Pop-Up Exhibit
Feb 1 – Feb 29 all-day

Rightfully HersThe ratification of the 19th Amendment was a landmark moment in American history that dramatically changed the electorate. It enshrined in the United States Constitution fuller citizenship for women and a more expansive democracy for the nation. This pop-up, created by the National Archives Museum and on display in our lobby for the month of February, contains simple messages about the expansion of the vote to millions of women, before and after the 19th amendment, and its impact today.

Come learn!

Feb
27
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COOKED Film Screening & Panel Discussion
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Cooked Film EvanstonLet’s talk about a more resilient and affordable Evanston!

Attend this film screening and panel discussion to be part of the conversation tackling some of the city’s most pressing issues around housing affordability, energy efficiency, and climate resiliency in Evanston.

About the Film

COOKED: Survival by Zip Code examines the 1995 Chicago heat wave, the people most affected, and how equity and resilience are related.

Panel Discussion with:

  • Rev. Deborah Scott, MDiv., MPA, Pastor at Ebenezer AME Church
  • Tiffany McDowell, PhD, Director of the Equity Institute at YWCA Evanston/ North Shore
  • Jane Grover, Chair of Equity and Empowerment Commission

Event is free but registration is required. RSVP today: http://cookedevanston.eventbrite.com/

Mar
2
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Women’s Kitchen (R)evolution
Mar 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Women's Kitchen (R)evolution

Women's Kitchen (R)evolution Tickets

  • Price: $15.00
  • $0.00
Mar
3
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Human Services Advocacy Training with Bolder Advocacy
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join YWCA Evanston/North Shore and its partners, the Northeastern Illinois Human Service Alliance, a regional council of Illinois Partners for Human Services, for a full-day of training on the ins and outs of nonprofit advocacy and lobbying.  Many nonprofits are unclear what they can and cannot do and how they properly report their activities to the IRS.  Bolder Advocacy is leading this training which covers the following topics:

  •  Advocacy and Lobbying 101: Legal Tips for 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Advocates
    • How to maximize your advocacy, the kinds of advocacy activities 501(c)(3)s can engage in, and when a communication is considered lobbying.
  • Lobbying 201: Record Keeping and Reporting for 501(c)(3) Organizations that Lobby
    • How to track and report your advocacy activities to the IRS.
  • Nonpartisan Advocacy in Partisan Times
    • Understand the activities you can do and how to do certain types of activities in a way that does not appear partisan.
  • Assessing and Strengthening Your Advocacy and/or Community Organizing Capacity
    • Understand how to assess organizational advocacy capacity so your organization can respond to important advocacy opportunities. Tools will be presented to help you measure organizational capacity and effectively plan AND evaluate advocacy activities.

9:30 am registration
10:00 am – 4:00 pm training
Morning snack and lunch provided

Free parking lot and street parking available.
Available by CTA Noyes Station on the Purple Line, a 5 minute walk to the Civic Center.
Space is ADA accessible.

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Let’s Talk @ Lunch at YoFresh
Mar 3 @ 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
4
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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!

 

 

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Financial Education Workshop: Improve and Rebuild Your Credit
Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Improve and rebuild your credit.

In this workshop you will:

  • Understand the steps to improve and rebuild credit
  • Learn how to access local financial institutions and services
  • Access products such as free credit counseling

Workshop takes place at Evanston Vineyard Care Center, 2495 Howard St., Evanston. Participants can access the food pantry from 7:30-8:00 pm. Registration is not required.

Program delivered by YWCA Evanston/North Shore in partnership with Evanston Vineyard Care Center Resource Connections.

Mar
9
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Let’s Talk @ Lunch at Skokie Village Hall
Mar 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 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!

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Basic Money Management for Women
Mar 9 @ 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.

Mar
10
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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: