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What We Do

Everything we do at YWCA Evanston/North Shore is based on the belief that all women have the right to be safe and choose the direction of their lives. Our programs address the fact that far too many women experience violence, and lack economic security, and these issues disproportionately impact women of color. If we want to empower all women, we must also tackle racism.

We work proactively to transform individual lives through direct service and education and to change institutions through training and advocacy.

All of our programs address three overlapping areas of focus: Racial Justice and Civil Rights, Economic Empowerment of Women, and Health and Safety for Women and Girls.

Learn more about our work by watching the video below:

Your Mission. Our Mission.

Read our 2018 Annual Impact Report below:

So far in 2021, 43 transgender and gender non-conforming people have been murdered. That number is likely higher, as many of these cases are misreported. Today we remember them and work to spread awareness about this epidemic of violence. ⠀
#transgenderdayofremembrance #saytheirnames #endtransgenderviolence #supporttransyouth #weremember #supporttranswomen #supporttransmen
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Are you looking for a job where you can work from home? The majority of technology and computer-related jobs offer the option to work remotely! 🏠 Check out our next YW Tech Lab Open House TOMORROW to learn how our free program can help you build the skills to become a web developer. Register at the link in our bio!⠀

#webdevelopment⠀
#workfromhome⠀
#workremotely⠀
#womenintech⠀
#remotework
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Our November Let's Talk @ Lunch is this Wednesday! Join us to discuss local and national recent events through an equity lens to deepen our understanding of racism. All Let's Talk @ Lunch events are virtual, free, and all are welcome! Register at the link in our bio!⠀
#letstalkatlunch⠀
#racialequity⠀
#equity⠀
#understandingracism⠀
#equityinstitute
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Do you want to see systemic change in your community? Join us next week for Advocacy in Action to learn foundational understandings, tools and tactics for analyzing the systemic power operating in their context and activating people power toward change. Click the link in our bio to register!⠀
#equityinstitute #advocacy #takeaction #actionsspeaklouderthanwords #getinvolved
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We provide our YW Tech Lab graduates with the resources they need to continue their education in Computer Science! 💻👏 You can learn about our YW Tech Lab program at our Virtual Open House on Wed., Nov 17 from 3:30-5:30 pm! Click the link in our bio to register!⠀
@cityofevanston @oaktoncollege⠀
#womenintech⠀
#webdevelopment⠀
#ywtech⠀
#webdesign⠀
#openhouse⠀
#jobsearch⠀
#testimonial
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Make the holidays bright for families we serve! ❄️ ⛄️ ✨ We are accepting donations of NEW and UNWRAPPED gifts until Monday, December 13, 2021. Donations can be delivered to the front desk of the YWCA, 1215 Church St., Evanston; Monday-Friday 6:30 am – 8 pm and Saturday, 8 am- 4 pm. Click the link in our bio for more information on specific items we need! ...

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We're looking for a tech savvy volunteer for @ywcashopforgood and @ywcacrowdedcloset! 👀 👋 Duties include taking photos of merchandise at both locations, researching designer and competitive pricing of the photographed items, and posting the items on Shopify.⠀
Interested? Contact JoAnn at jsylvano@ywca-ens.org or Marko at mdjurovic@ywca-ens.org⠀
#volunteer⠀
#volunteerevanston⠀
#designerclothing⠀
#volunteerswanted⠀
#crowdedcloset⠀
#shopforgood
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Thank you @nemothersclub 👏🎉 Katie Walker of the North End Mother's Club dropped off a bunch of fun items for our Teen Lounge in Mary Lou's Place, our save haven for survivors of domestic violence. The North End Mother's Club donated books, games, and a PlayStation 4 to make the Lounge inviting and fun! ...

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IT and web development are necessary in almost every industry, and the pay isn't bad either! 🤑 Through our FREE YW Tech Lab course, you could start your new career journey after just 4 months! Check out our Virtual Open House TOMORROW to learn more! Register at the link in our bio!⠀
@cityofevanston @oaktoncollege⠀
#womenintech⠀
#webdevelopment⠀
#ywtech⠀
#webdesign⠀
#openhouse⠀
#jobsearch
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Do you want to launch your career, but you're not sure how? Join us for our YW Tech Lab Open House on November 9th! 🔥 💻 🔋 Click the link in our bio to register!⠀
YW Tech Lab provides students with the all the information and tools they need to enter into a career in web development! After the program, students can pursue further education or work with YWCA to find the perfect job!⠀
@cityofevanston @oaktoncollege⠀
#womenintech⠀
#webdevelopment⠀
#ywtech⠀
#webdesign⠀
#openhouse⠀
#jobsearch
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