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Jan
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40-Hour Domestic Violence Training
Jan 23 – Feb 3 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 HERE >

Feb
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YW Financial Empowerment Clinic
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Need help building your finances and don’t know where to start?

The YWCA Financial Empowerment Clinic will help you with:*

  • Financial questions, resources and referrals
  • Information about financial education classes
  • Getting financial and career coaching
  • Creating a customized financial plan according to your specific needs

All participants that visit the clinic will receive a portfolio and other gadgets upon their first visit (while supplies last).

*The YW Financial Empowerment Clinic does not provide financial advising for taxes, bankruptcy, investments, direct cash or loan assistance, and other services out of our scope. However, we will refer you to the appropriate resources.

Stop by and see us every Wednesday at YWCA Evanston/Northshore on the third floor!

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Racial Healing Week Virtual Book Discussion
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

“Organizing is both science and art. It is thinking through a vision, a strategy, and then figuring out who your targets are, always being concerned about power, always being concerned about how you’re going to actually build power in order to be able to push your issues, in order to be able to get the target to actually move in the way that you want to.”

Mariame Kaba’s book, We Do This Til We Free Us explores social transformation and liberation. In this timely collection of essays and interviews, Mariame Kaba reflects on the deep work of abolition and transformative political struggle. Join us to discuss how we can use these ideas of transformative change to make a difference in our community.

We encourage all attendees to purchase the book here.

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Feb
2
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YW Strive Information Session
Feb 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

YW Strive is a free 8-week program designed to prepare students for success in jobs that require basic computer skills. During the program, students will receive training on basic computer functions, as well as improve their employability skills.

Week 1: Learn how to use word processors and build a resume

Week 2: Learn the functions and social etiquette of email

Week 3: Learn about managing your money

Week 4: Learn how to use spreadsheets and build a budget

Week 5: Learn how to manage and organize digital files

Week 6: Learn how to keep yourself safe online

Week 7: Learn how to use LinkedIn and create a profile

Week 8: Learn how to prepare for and complete a Zoom interview

YW Strive is open to everyone but attendance at an information session is required.

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Feb
8
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YW Financial Empowerment Clinic
Feb 8 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Need help building your finances and don’t know where to start?

The YWCA Financial Empowerment Clinic will help you with:*

  • Financial questions, resources and referrals
  • Information about financial education classes
  • Getting financial and career coaching
  • Creating a customized financial plan according to your specific needs

All participants that visit the clinic will receive a portfolio and other gadgets upon their first visit (while supplies last).

*The YW Financial Empowerment Clinic does not provide financial advising for taxes, bankruptcy, investments, direct cash or loan assistance, and other services out of our scope. However, we will refer you to the appropriate resources.

Stop by and see us every Wednesday at YWCA Evanston/Northshore on the third floor!

Feb
15
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YW Financial Empowerment Clinic
Feb 15 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Need help building your finances and don’t know where to start?

The YWCA Financial Empowerment Clinic will help you with:*

  • Financial questions, resources and referrals
  • Information about financial education classes
  • Getting financial and career coaching
  • Creating a customized financial plan according to your specific needs

All participants that visit the clinic will receive a portfolio and other gadgets upon their first visit (while supplies last).

*The YW Financial Empowerment Clinic does not provide financial advising for taxes, bankruptcy, investments, direct cash or loan assistance, and other services out of our scope. However, we will refer you to the appropriate resources.

Stop by and see us every Wednesday at YWCA Evanston/Northshore on the third floor!

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Let’s Talk @ Lunch
Feb 15 @ 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 and YWCA provides a trained facilitator. All are welcome!

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Feb
20
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YW Culinary Information Session
Feb 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 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 YW Culinary

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.

Register for our information session here

*Note: Attendance at an information session is required to participate in YW Culinary

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Understanding Credit
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Understand how credit shapes your finances now and in the future!

This session covers all aspects of becoming an educated credit consumer, including how lenders evaluate for credit approval, factors that impact credit qualification, how credit scoring works, and ways money management today impacts credit standing tomorrow.

Register here

Feb
22
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YW Financial Empowerment Clinic
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Need help building your finances and don’t know where to start?

The YWCA Financial Empowerment Clinic will help you with:*

  • Financial questions, resources and referrals
  • Information about financial education classes
  • Getting financial and career coaching
  • Creating a customized financial plan according to your specific needs

All participants that visit the clinic will receive a portfolio and other gadgets upon their first visit (while supplies last).

*The YW Financial Empowerment Clinic does not provide financial advising for taxes, bankruptcy, investments, direct cash or loan assistance, and other services out of our scope. However, we will refer you to the appropriate resources.

Stop by and see us every Wednesday at YWCA Evanston/Northshore on the third floor!